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Community

Our outeach is focused on spreading compassion, connection and education in our community. We offer monthly tours in a small group setting, as well as other events a few times a year. We are here to encourage and support people as they learn about how wonderful pigs and chickens are, and also learn about the benefits of plant-based living and kindness for all living beings.

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Current Photos & Videos!

  • Instagram

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

  • YouTube

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

  • Facebook

    We post frequently on facebook, sharing what's new with our residents- lots of photos & videos! Visit us here on facebook at dominionsanctuaryMI!

  • Support us!

    We are entirely donor funded and take no compensation. Small monthly donations go a long way at Patreon & we appreciate one time donations through paypal (email: dominionsanctuaryMI@gmail.com) and Venmo (dominionsanctuary).  All donations are tax deductible! THANK YOU!

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What about eggs?

This is a question we are asked often, as a vegan sanctuary- we are happy to talk about it. Our hens do not lay eggs here because we choose to give them a medical treatment (with our veterinarian's support) that offers their reproductive system a break. Egg laying at the rates that chickens lay today is unnatural and extremely hard on their body. The treatment that they receive is the least that we can do for their daily peace, comfort and long term health.

FAQ

How can I visit?

For the safety, privacy and security of our residents and our human family, we do not have public open hours. Small group and private "meet the pigs & chickens" tours are available all (non snowy) months, and private tours available to donors by appointment. Those who sponsor an animal or support us through our Patreon website are also welcome to private tours by appointment. See the "events" page for details. Be sure you're following along on Facebook & Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter 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. Our founder, Allie Gadziemski, does a lot of story telling on that page. 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, and expand into the back 12 acres, we will be able to take in more animals. Visit the donate page to help us with the barn fundraising and expansion, or contact Allie directly through this website.

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 dominionsanctuaryMI@gmail.com - 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 the animals & our mission. 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

    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 will donate a tiny percentage of your order to us! Your Prime will still work and prices are the same. 

  • Hours

    For the safety of the animals and the structure of our days, we do not have regular open hours. Visits can be arranged for families or small groups, and we have small group tours every month - they're great opportunities to meet and get to know the animals and learn about our mission!