Our Mission Statement

The mission of Tahoe Tails and Trails Rescue Sanctuary, LLC is to provide rescue and sanctuary to animals who cannot save themselves from neglect, mistreatment, or disasters through caring rehabilitation, shelter and education of the public with knowledge of animal welfare. People helping animals through rehabilitation and unconditional love. Animals helping people through unconditional love and their trust.

Our Story

Thank you for taking the time to read about our newly established non-profit, the Tahoe Tails and Trails Rescue Sanctuary. I would like to start with a little background about the current business. I created Tahoe Tails and Trails with the help of my mom and dad in June 2009. Together we built a unique one-of-a-kind daycare and boarding facility for dogs. I was working as a nanny at the time and doing part-time dog-sitting on the side. I realized, after tracking phone calls, that there was a huge need for a doggy daycare and boarding facility that was not your typical kennel. At that time, there was nothing like it in the South Lake Tahoe area. So my wheels started turning, as they often do, and I knew that if I built it, they would come...and indeed they did. We had dogs waiting for our doors to open. In fact, we had our first dog, Elliott, with us during the final stages of construction. I saw a need and created a solution, which has been the greatest and most fulfilling adventure of my life, until the birth of my son, Granite Owen in April of 2017. Over the last 10 years, I have not only learned the power of hard work and dedication, but I have also learned that if you truly care about what you do and do it for the right reasons, great things will happen, which brings us to where we are today. Not only have we grown out of our small and intimate operation in Stateline, Nevada, but there is another great need to be filled in our area.


Our community is lacking an animal rescue that focuses on elderly and injured animals; as well as rescuing, re-homing, training and physically rehabilitating these animals. We need to spend time with them, learning their behaviors and help them overcome issues they may have so we can have a lower return-rate on animals placed in new homes. Inviting children, adults and our community to come and volunteer, visit and participate in educational and therapeutic programs, we will become a great asset to our community. Being able to work with other rescues in our area and around the country, I believe we can significantly reduce the amount of animal suffering and being euthanized unnecessarily.

- Kyla Long Garbiel


Too many animals are neglected, mistreated, forgotten and given up on after a lifetime of devotion, just because they are too old. Many animals are being kept in unfit homes, shelters, hoarding situations, being subjected to cruelty situations or being left behind during disasters.



We will give as many animals as possible a better life and chance to recover from what has happened in the past. We will give them a loving, safe, comfortable and fun environment to live until they are home, or we will become their home. Our rescue will bring enrichment back to animals lives that have lost hope.


Tahoe Tails and Trails Rescue Sanctuary "Helping one animal at a time."