P.O. Box 11, Yoder, CO 80864

Blue Lion is a 501(c)(3) charity.
A receipt for your donation will be sent to you.

The bigger and crankier they are, the more Lisa Kavanaugh loves them.

Which, given the limited public demand for 100- to 200-pound dogs with questionable temperaments, is a very good thing for all the castoff Great Danes, Mastiffs, Saint Bernard’s, Newfoundland’s, Great Pyrenees and other colossal canines who have found their way to Kavanaugh's 35-acre Blue Lion Animal Sanctuary ranch in Yoder, Colorado, 30 miles east of Colorado Springs. Blue Lion is one of the largest no-kill shelters in the country.

In all, she's providing a home to some 125 giant breed dogs. She finds loving adoptive homes for as many as she can, but many, who have endured past abuse and neglect, have dispositions unlikely to win them new homes. They will live out their lives at Kavanaugh's ranch, where even grumpy growlers seem to relax under her gentle care.

Thanks to all Volunteers and Donors!

Thanks to the Joshua Judson Stern Foundation at The San Diego Foundation for a grant to "sustain the humane work" of Blue Lion!


With the nation’s economy being in such poor shape, donations have dropped dramatically. Unfortunately, dogs are still in need of rescue. Even dog food donations have dropped off and we are having to buy some of the 350 lbs of food we feed daily. We can’t help them without your generosity. Please donate as much as you can! It’s easy- just click on the “DONATE” button and follow the instructions. Thank you!!!

A word of caution, to advertise on any list or website "free dog/cat" is taking a huge risk with your animal. There are many unsavory people that will sell your pet for medical research, use them as bait dogs/cats or just the sick individuals that enjoy abusing animals. It is a harsh reality, but one that everyone should be aware of. It is best to network amongst friends or rescue groups to place an unwanted animal.

Adoption page
now filled with dogs to adopt.
Check it out!

Blue Lion Animal Rescue has just been registered for GoodSearch and GoodShop as seen in Oprah Magazine, ABC News, and The New York Times.

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