McCleary, Washington – Dog & Cat boarding…dog training and agility (360) 495-4800

Bangtail Dog Rescue – McCleary, WA

Bangtail Dog Rescue in McCleary, named for the mountain range in Montana where we first incorporated, has been finding great homes for great dogs since 2000.

Scroll down to view our available dogs.

After moving in 2014, we have now incorporated our 501(c)(3) non-profit in Washington State.  The rescue will be run out of the Country Inn Pet Resort in McCleary.

Bangtail Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping find good homes for dogs in need.  We work with all breeds of dogs but our specialty is deaf dogs – especially herding breeds.  Deaf dogs make excellent pets in the right homes.  They’re not too different from hearing dogs, you just use hand signals in training.  There are many deaf dogs that compete in agility and obedience trials…some even do search and rescue work! Bangtail Dog Rescue strives to find the right dog for the right family.  Jackie Loeser, founder of Bangtail Dog Rescue, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and is available to answer any questions and help new owners with any training issues that may arise with a new pet.  Our goal is to keep the dog in the new home for life!


Meet Falkor/Ludwig – He’s a lucky boy with a sweet, playful personality. He’s deaf, but he’s pretty sure that just means he’s not bothered by fireworks on the 4th of July. He knows signs for “sit”, “stay”, “lie down”, “good”, “no”, “off”, “go”, and his favorite, “where’s your toy”. He weighs about 45 pounds. He’s healthy, energetic, and wags his tail lots. He’s been neutered and already had all his vaccines for the year.

Though he’s still learning that busy streets aren’t scary, he gets braver every day. He’s sometimes protective and barks when he thinks a person or car is up to no good, so a confident, patient handler would be perfect for him. He’d be extra lucky to find a forever home with a fenced yard where he could play and not have to worry about traffic. He loves other dogs and is good with some cats (when introduced properly—he is a herding dog, after all). He should be supervised with very young children, as he tends to jump up on people he’s excited to see.

Falkor has been blessed with the softest coat on the planet and an impressive array of yawn-songs, which he sings to wake his handler in the morning. He enjoys afternoon naps and belly rubs and learning new games. He also looks stellar in his sunglasses. Just sayin’.


If you are interested in Falkor click HERE to fill out an adoption
application.  Please note the $150 adoption fee if you adopt one of our dogs.

Recently Adopted:



 Here’s just a small sample of some other dogs that Bangtail has placed in permanent homes in the past few years:





Money donated to Bangtail Dog Rescue goes to help with transportation of dogs to our rescue and then to their forever homes, vet care, food and heat for our dogs and to help other rescue organizations.  Your donation is tax deductible.  Please help if you can.

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