Mission: Care, Connect, Learn
An understanding of dominion drives our mission to care for rejected animals and help people make compassionate, environmentally sustainable, healthy choices.
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.Small group tours
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.
Watch little snippits of our day on YouTube videos. Please subscribe to stay in the loop!
We post frequently on facebook, sharing what's new with our residents- lots of photos & videos! Visit us here on facebook at dominionsanctuaryMI!
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!
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.
For the safety, privacy and security of our residents, we do not have public open hours. Small group and private "meet the pigs & chickens" tours are available for donors and fellow sanctuary workers, by appointment. Those who sponsor an animal or support us through our Patreon website are also welcome to private tours by appointment. For anyone else interested in visiting, we open up for larger, ticketed events a 3-6x per year, weather (and mosquitos) permitting, and have small group tours monthly- check 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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We were the volunteers for All Species Kinship who originally picked up Allie when she was dumped on the side of the road in Muskegon....
Fundraiser yoga at The Hive Yoga Studio on Alpine... Every Sunday in June from 4-5:00! Join us! Dominion Sanctuary gets all proceeds, classes are $10...