Meet All Of Our Ranchers

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All Adoptable Ranchers

Meet Jasmine, also known to us as Jazz! After a career on the track as a harness-racing standardbred, she found herself as a personal horse for a little girl. When her family could no longer care for her she came to us!

Jazz is a senior lady at 25 years young and best as a retired companion horse at this time. She is spunky for her age and would love a family to dote on her through her golden years!

Requested Adoption Donation: $500

Sweet Serenity is a stunning girl with her whole life ahead of her! At just 3 years old her racing career came to a halt due to a bowed tendon, but lucky for her, she had a trainer who wanted to be sure she ended up somewhere safe. When we were asked to take her in, we were excited to help!

Serenity is all healed up and ready to begin training under saddle! She just needs the right family to train her to be their dream horse!

Requested Adoption Donation: TBD

This adorable little girl is Alice! A May 2020 baby she still has so much to learn and would love a forever home to show her the ropes. Alice is a Saanan goat that came to us from a local dairy. They took beautiful care of their goats, but wanted a better life for Alice and we were thrilled to accept her into our program. 


Alice was not bottle raised so she is a bit timid with people. However, with time and patience she will accept chin scratches to become putty in your hands. She is agile, loves to jump, and gets along well with our other goats. She does get a bit bullied because she is so young, so we'd love to see her adopted into a small herd with goats that won't pick on her. 

Requested Adoption Donation: TBD

Liesl is a majestic senior girl who is ready for retirement! She came to us from a small local dairy that took care of her very well. For 13 years they loved her and did the best they could to give her a good life. However, at her age they knew she deserved better. 

Liesl came to us and instantly made herself at home. She loves to be loved and enjoys exploring her big field here at the Ranch. We think she would love to find a forever home, but understand that at her age we may be her final family. 

Requested Adoption Donation: TBD

Gretl, not to be outdone by her friend Liesl, is also a stunning beauty. What she lacks in her beard in comparison to Liesl, she makes up for with her adorable neck wattles.


After thirteen years in a dairy farm, it is her turn to enjoy retirement! Gretl was so loved by everyone at the dairy because her personality stood out, and we already are falling for her sassy antics! We would love to find her a forever home, but if she is with us for the remainder of her life, it will be one full of love! 

Requested Adoption Donation: TBD

Simba's story is all too common for potbelly pigs. Purchased from a breeder he began as an indoor pig, but when he grew too big, his family gave him away. He ended up at a greenhouse where he was kept in a tiny pen as a petting zoo attraction. When a family came to the greenhouse and saw how he was living there, they couldn't leave him behind and took him home until they could find a safe place for him. 

We've promised to find him a forever home, could that be with you?

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Little Penny is the last piglet left from Moana's litter from fall 2020. She has grown up to be quite a feisty little girl and is now in a foster home where she is learning to be a well mannered house piglet.

Penny has some medical concerns that we have been working to address and she has come a long way, but still has a journey ahead of her to look and feel her best!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Yahtzee is a new arrival here at Wayward Ranch and boy is he happy to be here with us! This guy never stops wagging his tail or dancing around like the little fox that he is.

Yahtzee came to us extremely underweight and emaciated after being found as a stray in Brooklyn. We don't know if he is a stray dog someone once loved or if he was abused and neglected before being tossed away. Regardless, our job is simple: to fatten him up and find him a family!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

This adorable pup is Clementine and she has a long journey ahead of her. She came to us off of the euthanasia list at the Brooklyn ACC when she began acting out due to kennel anxiety. Since her arrival she has been very shut down but day by day she comes out a little more to show us her true personality. 

Our hope is in time she will be ready to find a forever home but for now we are just giving her the space and love to decompress and be comfortable. 

Not Yet Available for Adoption

Ozzy is one of our recent arrivals, coming to us in February 2021 after being on our waiting list since November. He was a pet store puppy brought home by a loving family who saw more and more fear aggression develop in him as he grew up. It become more than they could manage so he entered our program. 

Ozzy is not yet ready for adoption, but will be soon! He is a sweet boy who takes time to trust, but once you are in his world, he will love you forever! Stay tuned for more on him!

Not Yet Available for Adoption

Argos is our newest arrival, and he is a sweet senior boy who came to us from the NYC ACC. He was brought there when his owner was diagnosed with cancer and could no longer care for him. After 13 years in a loving home, he misses being a part of a family.

He has a few medical concerns we are addressing, and our hope is that he will soon be available for adoption so he can find a loving home where he can spend his golden years in comfort.

Not Yet Available for Adoption

Don't let her grumpy face fool you, Coco is an absolute sweetheart!

While Coco isn't with us here at the Ranch, we are courtesy listing her to help her mom find her the perfect home!

Click below to learn all about Coco!

This animal is Courtesy Listed

Chili and Fifi are 6 and 8 year old chinchillas that will be arriving with our rescue on Tuesday, April 13th and we are hoping to find them a loving foster or forever home to go directly into. 

We are told they are sweet once they bond to someone new, but can be timid to start. We'd love to find them a chinchilla experienced home.

Requested Adoption Donation: $50

Batman came to us with his triplet brothers, Robin and Joker, in August of 2018. Like many farm animals they were posted on Craigslist for rehoming, but luckily their previous owner genuinely cared about where they would end up and he was more than willing to have us take them and give them a safe home for life!

Batman is quite a climber and we'll often find him on top of his picnic table or flipped water trough. If you come in his pen with cashews, watch out because he'll want to climb right in your lap like a puppy!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Robin came to us with his brothers, Batman and Joker, from a small backyard farm where they were born and loved until they were 4 months old. Their owner then posted them for sale on Craigslist, which can be dangerous for farm animals as they may end slaughters or in abusive homes. They came to the Ranch so we could give them safe and happy lives!

Robin is the biggest of the brothers and loves to cuddle up to staff and volunteers. Sometimes he forgets what personal space is but we love him anyway!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Joker is the third brother of our permanent residents, the Gotham Goats. Like his brothers he was posted for rehoming on Craigslist but their owner was more than willing to let us give them a safe home to avoid the risk of them being mistreated or slaughtered in another home. 

Joker is the smallest of the brothers but has a big personality! His permanent smile that gave him his name comes from his underbite and makes him all the cuter! He loves to be brushed and spoiled by our youngest volunteers!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

When we first met Ed he was almost completely hairless and covered nose to tail in terrible scabs. He was suffering from untreated mange and he was very skinny. He and his brothers, Shinzi and Bonzai, had been left behind when their owner moved and the new owner of the farm put them on Facebook for just $20 as if they were old furniture he no longer needed, rather than living beings.

Ed has thrived in our care since he arrived in 2017! He was once so fearful but now comes right up for treats, belly rubs, and loves visitors!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Bonzai was left behind when his owner sold the farm, and when the new owner came in he put him and his brothers, Ed and Shinzi, on Facebook for $20 as if their lives didn't matter. They all had a terrible case of manage from neglect and were emaciated, and we rushed to save them!

Bonzai since day one was terrified of us (who can blame him). Since his arrival in 2017 he has come a long way and now will take treats from our hands. Even if it has to be from afar, we will always love him so very much!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Shinzi is the third brother of our permanent residents, the Three Wayward Pigs. Like his brothers, Ed and Bonzai, he was abandoned on a farm when his owner moved away and then was placed on Facebook for sale for just $20 by the new farm owner. He had the worst case of mange of all three brothers, but his coat grew in beautifully with proper care and time.

Shinzi learned quick that people = food and that was our way into his heart! Now he teaches all incoming pigs how to trust us to help them too!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Tonto came to Wayward Ranch in the fall of 2018 when we saw him at a local livestock auction. He was with his sister, who immediately was bid on by a private buyer, but when it came time for people to bid on him, the room was silent. We were heartbroken to think he could end up in an abusive home, bounced around from auction to auction, or even sent to slaughter, so we bid on him and brought him home with us!

Tonto is a permanent resident here, 

helping to keep coyotes away from the farm animals and we love him dearly!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Montana, once known as Money Game, was a big winner as a racehorse, winning over $300,000 on the track. Then she went to a breeding farm to be used once again by people for money. This time, she stood up for herself and refused to be bred, making her useless to them. Right before she was to be sent to auction, she came to us instead and now calls the Ranch home!

Montana's past has made her slow to trust, but with our staff she has learned to love, and has a bright future ahead!

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

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

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.

After living with us for over 2 years we have made the decision to have her remain with us as a permanent sanctuary resident.

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Hank originally came to us as an owner surrender in 2020 when his owner was no longer able to keep him. He was a solid and friendly boy with all of the humans, children, and dogs he met and was quickly adopted. Unfortunately he was recently returned after new behavioral problems came to light in his adoptive home.

Hank is now in our behavioral program and our hope is that with a strong training baseline he will be ready for adoption to a new family in several months.

Work in Progress

Found as a stray at 3 weeks old, Poseidon came to us with his brothers, Hades and Zeus, after being found abandoned in a bag on the side of the road. All three were covered in ticks, fleas, and maggots and had broken tails.

While Hades and Zeus have done well and were adopted, Poseidon has struggled with a medical condition and it has been determined he will now be a permanent sanctuary 

resident so we can help manage his condition lifelong!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Tigue was one of the many fearful cats who find themselves on a euthanasia list each year. He was trapped as a feral cat, but was unable to be released into his old territory again. We saw his face, and knew he would rather be offered a life as a barn cat than be euthanized, and boy were we right!

On the Ranch, Tigue is king! This guy spends the day sleeping in the hay loft (his very own bachelor pad) and at night comes out to survey his vast land. He keeps our barn sanitary and free of rodents and we are grateful!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Echo originally came to us as an owner surrender in 2020. She was a stoic beauty who found an adoptive home in no time. Unfortunately she returned to us recently because of behavioral concerns with her adoptive home. 

Echo is currently under behavioral observation as we evaluate whether she could potentially be a candidate for adoption in the future or if she would be better suited as a permanent resident. 

Work In Progress