Our Pets

 “Our pets are our friends,
our families, and our defenders.
We are their lives, 
their loves,
and their leaders.
They will be faithful and
true to us always.”


Enter the doors of The DoDaaw Ranch and the joyous pets of women in recovery will greet you. Our pets truly enrich our home life here and give us a sense of purpose. They bring out our nurturing instinct. They also make us feel safe and unconditionally accepted which is vitally important to the process of learning how to live sober and rebuild our lives. Wendy, founder and director of The DoDaaw Ranch, profoundly understands the needs of new women being able to have the opportunity to have their pets with them in sober living.


“My dog Emma is a part of my family. Leaving her to go into sober living did not seem like an option. I spoke with Wendy and was so grateful that she said I could bring Emma with me on my new journey into recovery.

I now have 9 months of sobriety and Emma and I consider DoDaaw Ranch our home.” – Ayla

October 2015 UPDATE: Ayla is celebrating 3 years!