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Pigs & Kids!

Our first two events were amazing- Pigs & Kids is a hit! An incredible team of volunteers pulled a group of 40 people together for each event- kids and families- to teach them about the pigs, nature, landfills & compost, plant based nutrition, and have fun with games and a craft! Please visit our event ticket page to look at future Pigs & Kids events and join us for a wonderful time together!

Pigs & Kids Info

What's new at Dominion Sanctuary

  • Instagram

    We post almost every day on Instagram... follow along with pigs Carlos, Mowgli & Moana, and the chicken residents, Bosco, Allie & Ariella. Here are our Instagram posts and stories

  • Now on YouTube

    Watch little snippits of our day on YouTube videos. Please subscribe to stay in the loop! 

  • Support

    Every tax-deductible dollar donated to us empowers us to help more animals and spread a compassionate message. Please visit our donate page and consider supporting us with a one time or monthly donation!


Dominion Sanctuary's outreach is focused on children and families. The first residents of the sanctuary have been quite personable and have already helped many individuals come to new realizations about "farm animals." As a homeschool family of 6, Allie & her family have a lot of experience teaching and connecting in meaningful ways, and that has carried into their outreach work. Please consider helping support this important work focusing on children on our donate page. Sustainable choices and compassionate living matter for our future.


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How can I visit?

Small group and private "meet the pigs & chickens" tours are available for donors and fellow sanctuary workers, by appointment. We will open up for larger, ticketed events 4-6x per year, weather (and mosquitos) permitting. Be sure you're following along on Facebook & Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter- all the links are at the bottom of this page.

How can I get more details and stories?

If you're interested in the details of what's going on with us, please become a patron on our Patreon website. We share things first there, and we share far more details there than anywhere else, ever. Patreon support starts at $5 per month and is our most consistent source of reliable financial support. Thank you for considering it! Remember that all donations made to our 501(c)(3) are tax-deductible and we are 100% volunteer run. No one receives any payment or salary for their work with the animals here. Our only compensation is getting to know the love of the animals, which is more than enough!

Can you take my animals in?

We are not currently able to take in any more animals. We must be selective about our growth, and who we take in, because our resources are limited. When we have a larger barn, we will be able to take in more animals. Visit the donate page to help us with the barn fundraising.

What's next for Dominion Sanctuary?

In early 2018, Allie & her family moved from the suburbs of Grand Rapids to Sparta, MI so that they could start an animal sanctuary. Now that that dream has become a reality, it's time to fund raise for a barn so that more animals can be cared for, and more seeds of compassion can be planted by the amazing residents at Dominion Sanctuary! We are relying on our community's support. We are actively pursuing many options to barn raise; until we have a bigger barn, no more animals can be brought in. Please help us fund raise for the barn on the donate page!

Do you sell merchandise?

Yes, all of the merchandise on this website benefits the animals at our sanctuary. No one takes any salary or wages at all, all donations and sales of shirts, mugs, decals, hats- it all helps the animals. All of the designs were either donated by other talented artists or created by us. We sold tee shirts for about a year before we had our sanctuary, and at that time, we donated the proceeds to other animal rescues & sanctuaries. Our focus with the shirts has always been compassion for all.

How do I get a tax write-off for my donation?

Our EIN is 83-3222000. This is the number needed on tax forms to identify us as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you need any further information, please contact us at - we're happy to help and appreciate your support!

More tidbits

  • Patreon

    Could you spare $5/10/20 per month to help us with food, straw, the or the animal's health care? Patreon is a great way to support Dominion Sanctuary consistently. We also use that platform to share things that we don't share anywhere else. Please join us with an affordable monthly donation!

  • Photos

    Most of the amazing photos throughout this website are thanks to Paulina M Photography. We are so grateful to all of our volunteers' support and contributions- her beautiful photography is no exception! She captures the magic of the animals' spirit & connection with each other and with us, so beautifully.

  • Amazon Smile

    Do you shop on Amazon? An easy way to support us is to shop using our Amazon Smile link supporting Dominion Sanctuary. It costs you nothing more, but as a 501c3 non-profit, Amazon Smile can donate a tiny percentage of your order to us! Your Prime will still work and prices are the same.