This incredible dog is resilient, strong, and beautiful. When we met her she was defensive, afraid, and in shock, having just delivered a litter of puppies in a crowded and loud animal hospital. 

In just a few weeks, she has made a huge turn around, and now is a friendly and outgoing dog. We are enjoying watching her learn more each day as her puppies get bigger and bigger! Hopefully all ten will be in loving forever homes by the end of the year, especially Momma Marvel!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Brooklyn's life began normally, purchased by a loving family as a puppy. Sadly when her owner died months later, she had nowhere to go and was brought to a vet hospital. Because of her breed and fearful behavior they decided not to rehome her. For the next nine years she lived in a kennel run in the back of the hospital as a blood donor, until she came to Wayward Ranch in 2018.

With all she has been through, Brooklyn dreams of a forever family willing to take the time to get to know her on her terms. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Big Bertha had a tough life before coming to our rescue. We don't know exactly what she experienced but what we do know is she was found tied to a fence in 95 degree weather without shade or water. She was missing fur and had heat stroke. Luckily someone found her and brought her to the MACC animal shelter where she stayed until we took her in.

Bertha is a big, beautiful mastiff mix who loves to be loved! Like many mastiffs she is shy with strangers, but with a gentle voice and some patience you will have a friend for life!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Little Meatball is a typical terrier: happy, active, and ready to take on the world! She is currently in a loving foster home where she has been living successfully with dogs, cats, and has spent plenty of time with children. 

Meatball is in a bonded pair with her best friend Potato. They have seen each other through it all and they are now looking for a forever home where they can be safe and sound together!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

The opposite of his friend Meatball in every way, Potato is cautious and slow in his approach to learning the world. He has come such a long way since entering his foster home and now is thrilled to meet new people and go on adventures as long as he always has Meatball by his side. 

Just like Meatball, he is dog, cat, and kid friendly as well as housebroken. If you have room for these two sweethearts, apply today!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Found as a stray at 3 weeks old, Bear was adopted by a wonderful family that loved him for 5 years. If he had been any other dog, he would have grown up well socialized, but Bear isn't like other dogs. He has genetic behavioral concerns that the average family simply cannot manage alone. 

When it became too difficult to manage his behavior in the home they reached out to Wayward Ranch and we became his new family. With our management and daily training Bear is able to live a full and happy life with us!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Chewy was born at a respected breeding facility and purchased by a loving family with a big yard and plenty of kids to play with. He had the life most dogs in rescue could only dream of. Unfortunately for Chewy and his family, he has some genetic behavioral concerns that made him unsuitable for live in the average home. 

When Chewy first came to us, our hope was that he would be adoptable to a family without young children, but from what we have seen, we feel the most responsible decision would be for him to remain a permanent resident here.

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

We are grateful to have had several wonderful photographers donate their time and skill to photograph our animals and their lives here. While many photos on our site were taken by WRAS Staff Members, others were taken by:

Tischman Pets Photography, @tischmanpets,

Mike Barr, @mikebarrphotography,

Thunder Ridge Images,