Opening in the spring of 2020, Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge was founded to assist animal owners during a crisis. By providing temporary shelter and/or assistance we strive to keep families together to reduce the number of animals that require rehoming.
All services are provided by dedicated individuals who share one purpose; animal welfare.
At Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge we will house animals on site, or in loving foster homes, while the owner is not able to care for their animal.
While in our care, Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge facilitates visits and ongoing communication with the owners. Transportation is provided by dedicated volunteers.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge tries to teach, inspire and educate all pet owners to be responsible owners by promoting the need for regular veterinary care which includes, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, and spay/neuter.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge will assist owner’s with food and other supplies so that animals may remain in their home.
We rely on the generous donations by others to be sustainable. All donation go directly to the animal care.
Our motto is “Keeping Pet Families Together.”
What We Do
Our vision is to keep pet families together by providing safe and nurturing environments for animals while their owners are unable to look after them.
Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge is a non-profit, registered charity, animal welfare organization dedicated to providing a holistic approach by keeping animals and their owner’s together.
Where They Are Now
Ashes Date of Death June 10, 2023
Today, April 21, 2023 was not a good day. We had to Euthanize Nobel the pig. Nobel was born in Vancouver in September 2019. He was adopted by a family. When they were unable to care for him they brought Nobel out to our Sanctuary in 2021. As luck would have it, one of...
Bentley was the first horse who came to Murillo Mutts. He started off as a boarder but quickly became one of our sanctuary animals. Bentley was adopted on July 9, 2022 to a wonderful home. Unfortunately on January 29, 2023 Bentley was euthanized. It was determined...
Playful and energetic. Can be a little cautious at first but warms up to you quickly. Loves playing with toys.
Sweet and friendly. Loves attention and to be around people. Cries when she can't see you. Gets along well with other cats.
We are sorry to say that we lost Daisy to Lymphoma on January 14, 2023 Daisy is a 7 year old Jack Russell cross. She has such a sweet disposition. Daisy gets along with other dogs and could care less about the cats. Daisy has one toy that she has claimed and enjoys...
"Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state." This is a great name for this huge boy. Jupiter is a Cane Corso. He is a giant breed dog that wants to be a...
This sweet puppy is a husky/Shepherd Cross. He is only 8 months old. Although I don't usually comment a lot about how we get dogs into our care, I am going to make an exception. This dog was physically attacked by his owner. Yes, Authorities are involved. Axel...
Weighing in at 110 lbs, this American Bulldog arrived on November 13, 2021 and is staying until his owner secures adequate housing.
Our board of Directors
We are currently seeking a volunteer coordinator, foster coordinator, and other directors. We are looking for active members of the board who believe in the betterment of animal lives through rescue initiatives
is the chair of the board and the founder of the rescue. She lives on site with her 3 dogs, and 7 cats. Robin has worked or volunteered in animal rescue for over 10 years. She is a Certified Dog Trainer and is registered with CCPDT, She is also a Certified Canine First Aid and CPR Instructor. Robin has recently taken a course in Infection Prevention and has achieved her Infection Prevention Leader Certificate.
is a behind the scenes, cleaner extraordinaire director. She has worked at a local veterinary hospital for 16 plus years and has had a life long passion for animals and their welfare. She has proudly joined Robin in several rescue road trips and transfers. She is most proud of her daughter Ashley, son-in-law Robert and grandson Alexandre.
is the secretary. Tanya lives with her husband, daughter, their dog Rascal and any other animal that Faith brings home.
Dana Bruno is a dedicated and compassionate animal lover, serving as our social media coordinator. Her love for animals extends beyond her role, as she shares her life with a furry companion named Boston. Dana's heart beats for animal rescue and welfare, and she has taken the initiative to make a positive impact in our community by organizing local Corrections Cares events in partnership with local animal rescues.