Meet All Of Our Ranchers

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All Adoptable Ranchers
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Meet Jasmine, also known 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

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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 is now broke to ride walk/trot/canter. She is ready to find a forever home to help her continue to learn and improve as she grows up!

Requested Adoption Donation: $2,000

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Orion may look familiar because this sweet boy is on his second stay with Wayward Ranch. After we saved him in 2018 from going to slaughter he was adopted, but sadly his family could not keep him and he has been returned to our care. 

Orion is a beautiful red roan who may be blind, but he has so much love to give and manages to get around extremely well, so much so that you'd never guess he couldn't see! He is broke to ride, but would also be happy as a companion horse!

Requested Adoption Donation: $500

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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, he was bounced around from home to home. Luckily he came to us where we could make sure he would be safe as he waits to be adopted! Simba is a dominant pig who need an experienced home to give him love and structure!

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

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

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Chip has spent her whole life being used for breeding. After providing many litters to her owner, he decided she was no longer useful when he retired from selling piglets. He planned to send her to auction where she was sure to be slaughtered, but one of the people who purchased a piglet from her mother's litter refused to let that happen. She instead got Chip to us with her mother Mrs. Potts! 

We are looking for a loving forever home where Mrs. Potts and Chip can stay together forever!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

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Mrs. Potts has spent her whole life being used for breeding. After providing many litters to her owner, he decided she was no longer useful when he retired from selling piglets. He planned to send her to auction where she was sure to be slaughtered, but one of the people who purchased one of her piglets refused to let that happen. She instead got Mrs. Potts to us with her daughter Chip! 

We are looking for a loving forever home where Mrs. Potts and Chip can stay together forever!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

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Pinocchio is a new arrival to Wayward Ranch! When he was first purchased by his previous owner, he was kept in the home, but soon he grew to be too large and was moved out to a barn on the property. He was very loved, but sadly his owner became ill and could no longer care for him. 

Pinocchio is a big boy, weighing about 200 lbs, and is a sweetheart! He is looking for a loving forever home where he could either be an indoor or outdoor pig with at least one other pig friend. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

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Elsa and her sister Anna are new arrivals at Wayward Ranch! These girls were very loved in their previous home and were only surrendered because their family knew it was their best chance at having wonderful lives. 

Elsa is the older sister, about 6 years old and has chronic lameness issues that will require a new family to be on top of her hoof care. She is very sweet with the personality of a puppy dog!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Anna and her sister Elsa are new arrivals at Wayward Ranch! These girls were very loved in their previous home and were only surrendered because their family knew it was their best chance at having wonderful lives. 

Anna is the younger sister, at just about 2 years old. She is a bit more timid than Elsa, but still is very sweet and enjoys getting love from our staff! We are looking to rehome the girls together as a bonded pair.

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Beautiful Sven is a 1 year old purebred Nubian who is looking for a new forever home! He was purchased with the intent to breed, but the family changed their mind and decided to give him the opportunity to find a home as a loved family pet. 

Sven has a lot of energy and loves to play so he would do best in a home with other playful goats!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Liesl is a beautiful, dignified older girl who is looking for a home to spend her goldne years spoiled properly! Liesl originally came to us from a local dairy farm for a chance at a happier life. She was adopted and sadly has just returned through no fault of her own. 

Liesl is in her teenage years and has slowed down a bit, but still has her moments of zest where she keeps the young ones on their toes! Liesl is bonded to Gretl and Alice and they are looking for a home together!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Gretl is such a sweet, gentle soul who loves to be loved. Like a dog she will follow you around the field waiting for you to notice her and give her a hug. She came to us for a retirement from life as a dairy goat and after being returned from adoption through no fault of her own she is once again seeking a forever home!

Gretl is an older goat in her teenage years, but she still has plenty of energy! She loves to play with the other goats and is looking for a home with her buddies Liesl and Alice!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Alice came to us originally when she was just a baby from a local dairy farm. She was very fearful, but was able to be adopted. Unfortunately she has been returned through no fault of her own and is once again looking for a forever home.

Alice was well loved in her adoptive home and has come so far in being able to trust people! She now is social, loves to play and climb, and is bonded to Liesl and Gretl. The three girls are looking for a forever home where they can stay together!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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How cute is little Payne! This adorable Boer baby is just about 6 months old and was found walking on the side of the road. Luckily she was taken in by good Samaritans who helped her recover and get healthy before she came to Wayward Ranch.

Payne is so sweet and loves to be with people. She will follow you loyally around the field, just waiting for a head scratch. She is looking for her forever home and would do best in a home with other goats. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Paniq is a 2 year old dwarf goat who came to us as an owner surrender when his family was moving. He is a beautiful color with a long beard and stunning blue eyes that makes him oh so cute!

Paniq can be timid with new people, but with kindness and patience he learns to trust. He does great with the other goats he arrived with and we are looking to adopt him out to a home with other goats as company.

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Litte Hades is just about the cutest thing we've ever seen. This little guy is a 1 year old pygmy goat so he will stay small. Don't let his size fool you though, he has a big personality! This guy loves attention, especially scratches between his horns.

Hades is looking for a forever home with other goats to keep him company and could be adopted with his friends Phil and Hades.

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Phil came to us with his buddies Paniq and Hades as an owner surrender when his family had to move. He is a 1 year old dwarf goat who can be a bit shy at first, but once you gain his trust he loves to be pet!

Phil is looking for a forever home that either has other goats or is willing to adopt another friend to live with him as company!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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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. When she arrived she was very shut down but day by day she came out a little more to show us her true personality. 

She is now ready to finally start looking for an adoptive home! She still has rehabilitation ahead of her, but with an experienced and dedicated family we know she will thrive!

Adoption Donation Sponsored

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Don't call it a comeback! Little Piglet is back in our care after being returned from adoption. She originally came to us two years ago from a backyard breeding situation. She then was adopted, but when she developed fear aggression and territorial aggression in her adoptive home she was brought back to the Ranch. 

Piglet is finally available for adoption!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

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Bucket has come a long way since he first arrived! He was so underweight and in bad shape then, but now he is looking healthy and happy! Bucket is finally ready to find his forever home, but it will need to be with a very special family. 

Bucket has a condition called Megacolon that makes him partially incontinent, but this can be well managed in a home that is willing to care for his special needs.

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

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Brandy is a new arrival after being brought to a local vet hospital as a stray. Luckily she was so young she responded to being socialized well! She is a very outgoing and friendly little kitten who would bring laughs and love to a forever home!

Brandy would love a home with other animals to play with and keep her company but otherwise could fit in to just about any family!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Daine is a sweetheart who was originally found as a stray with her brother Numair and sister Onua. She had an upper respiratory infection and a skin condition when she first arrived, but both have resolved. She does have limited vision in one of her eyes as a result but this does not slow her down in the slightest!

 

We would love to see her adopted with her brother Numair because they are attached to each other, but we would be willing to separate for a home with existing cats in the home. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Onua was originally found as a stray with her siblings Daine and Numair. She was sick then but has made a full recovery. As a result she does have a scar in one of her eyes, but this does not slow her down at all!

 

She is a very outgoing, high energy kitten that loves to play so much that her siblings can barely keep up with her! She would love to find a home with someone that has plenty of time to play and cuddle with her!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Numair is a sweet male kitten who is ready for adoption! He is very friendly and outgoing with people and was introduced to dogs and other animals in his foster home and did well with all of them. 

He is now neutered and ready to find his forever home. We would love to see him adopted with his sister Daine as they are bonded, but we would be willing to separate for a home with cats to keep him company.

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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Bugs Bunny is a very sweet, shy dutch rabbit who originally came to us from the NYC Animal Care Centers. We were able to neuter and adopt him out, but unfortunately his adoptive family could no longer keep him and Bugs has returned to our care. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $50

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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