In the United States, where DSF is based, much of the Foundation's energy is focused upon sanctuary for domestic and wild species. DSF has been also engaged in a number of exciting educational and research initiatives and partnerships throughout the country.

The underlying thrust of this work concerns animal protection, the saving of lives, the compassion and sound conservation strategies required to help restore healthy, free populations of rare and endangered species and safeguard precious habitat for all creatures

At the core of these endeavors and diverse approaches to conservation is the belief that Americans are blessed with a remarkable biological heritage and it is this generation's challenge as good stewards and informed ecological citizens to do everything in our power to help preserve this remarkable gift that is biodiversity and the joyous fellowship of other animals.

Past efforts and collaborations toward this end include research and documentation at Camp Pendleton, Sequoia National Park, locations in Central and Southern California, the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve, Central Park in New York City and Farm Sanctuary in Upstate New York.