I thought I would create a mission statement. And so I did.
Tired Dog Ranch is an 18-acre animal sanctuary that rehabilitates, cares for, loves, and offers home to all creatures, great and small. We are home to unwanted and “handicapped” dogs and cats, abandoned and starving goats found locked in tool sheds, and slaughter-bound horses who were going to be killed inhumanely and eaten by people in Europe and Japan. We have taken in blind horses and chickens, feral cats, a runaway pig who was nearly hit by cars on a busy street, and even have a wild turkey who decided on her way through town that Tired Dog Ranch was a great place not only to visit, but to live. One horse who calls Tired Dog Ranch home was 12 weeks old when he arrived and had never felt the touch of a human hand; another horse is over 40 years old and was headed straight to the slaughter truck, unwanted and discarded by the people to whom she gave decades of service.
At Tired Dog Ranch, everyone is important, special, and wanted, the two-legged and four-legged critters alike. Often we are the first home that has provided proper nutrition, comfortable shelter, and safe respite to an animal whose circumstances found him or her facing starvation, abuse, even death, sometimes before the tender age of one year old. For others, this is where they have come to live out their final days in the comfort and safety of a family, living communally with their own kind, receiving good food and unconditional love, and humanely and with dignity passing on.
We offer respite and sanctuary to humans as well. It is through the revenue created by our cabin and yurt rental that we are able to care for all the rescued animals. So take a look. Then come, stay and play! Tired Dog Ranch offers everyone a place to rest and relax, to commune with nature. and to feel perfectly free to be yourself. Whatever your interests, Tired Dog Ranch is a centrally-located and well-adorned base camp for exploration, outdoor pursuits, and simple pleasures. And remember, your stay helps to feed a forgotten equine, abandoned pig, and feral cat. Stay at Tired Dog Ranch and spend time with the animal friend who now calls TDR home.
Tired Dog Ranch operates solely on private funds of our own and donations by generous, compassionate individuals who see the need we help to fill and want to contribute, too, especially in these tough financial times. All donations help to feed the over 100 hungry animal mouths, as well as providing veterinary care, hoof trims, bedding, and other sanctuary animal necessities. If you want to contribute and be a part of what we are doing to make these animals’ lives safe, loving, and healthy, you can help. The animals and the people who care for them thank you.