Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary In Danger Of Closing

Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary is searching for a new location. The Scottsdale facility not only provides shelter to the third most surrendered animal (rabbits), they are a cornerstone to something much larger by providing volunteer and educational opportunities to all ages. The sanctuary’s educational youth programs offer an opportunity to teach children about leadership, kindness, compassion and responsibility. And its annual Holiday Pet Festival, scheduled for December 3 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, offers a day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, shopping  and the opportunity to adopt animals from a number of area rescue groups.

And now, the animal sanctuary is in need of support from the community it serves. Executive director Kelly Ames says that an out-of-state investor purchased the building Tranquility Trail has called home for the past five years, and opted not to renew their lease without a “massive” increase in rent. Tranquility Trail has six weeks to find a new location to continue their work in the community.

“We would love if property owners could contact us directly,” says Ames. “We are looking for 4,000-6,000 square feet, fully air conditioned, wide open floor plan. We are trying to stay under 95 cents a square foot. The sanctuary, our retail pet supply boutique and our resale boutique will all be part of the location we are seeking.”

Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary welcomes worldwide travelers on a monthly basis and was voted in the top 20 shelters worldwide and favorite shelter in Arizona for the past three years. The organization has to be out of its current location at 7848 East Redfield Road, Suite 7, by the end of August.

Ames can be reached via email at For more information, visit

Photos courtesy of Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary

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