"Synergy is a collaboration - This is love. Remember, the animals had a life before the shelter. The shelter is not the enemy. The shelters need our help and society needs us to set a precedent - to be better, to love more deeply, and to continually create change - in a nutshell it comes down to collaboration and support. It is endless what we can do to make change, but it means we act. We love. We support. We don't point fingers. We find solutions. ALL of us can do this." - Carla Naden

Synergy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) -
Synergy Animal Hospice
EIN: 80-0231779

Operating out of Bend, Oregon & San Diego, California.
A rescue, rehab & sanctuary for special needs animals

Synergy rescues super seniors, special needs and terminally ill animals who have run out of time at animal control. Their souls are restored for whatever time remains. Our Goal is provide respect and dignity to all beings, no matter of their age, appearance or health status, and increase the save rate of animals at shelters, promoting a completely life saving nation. #bethechange #normalisboring #lovemadly

General Information
Love to the forgotten; comfort to the sick; care for the blind, deaf and dying. Synergy is a rescue, hospice and heart for old souls.

For me It all started with a dog named Nugget.

This little golden Nugget helped launch the geriatric compassion program with Ferdinand's Familia & Rescue and was the catalyst to step into the role of Synergy...(FF&R is the only ALL animal rescue in San Diego. It is an honor to do rescue work with them).

I was taking a tour of the shelter with Ferdinand's Familia and there was this little old skinny dog (he looked a little like an opossum) barely moving in the back kennel, awaiting death. The shelter said he had one more day and then that was it. I decided then and there that I would take him to spend the remainder of his old life with me and my animal family. I would love him and do everything I could to stop the pain and provide him with dignity for his last days.

Nugget was given 2 weeks to live, but with the amazing help of Dra Rebeca Serrano, he lived for another 7 months. He beat the odds, lived longer, loved longer, played longer because he received love, care and respect.
He changed my life and I am in awe by this golden nuggets strength. I miss him everyday and work in honor of his memory.

We will continue to provide respect and dignity to all beings, no matter of their age, appearance or health status, and as we work together promoting a life saving Nation.


Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects. The term synergy comes from the Greek wordsynergia συνέργια from synergos, συνεργός, meaning "working together"

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead