Jasmine, also known to us as Jazz, is our newest equine arrival! After a career on the track as a carriage racing standardbred, she found herself as a personal horse for a little girl.

Jazz is still in the process of being evluated medically and behaviorally, and once we know more about her, we will be ready to put her up for adoption. For now she seems to be a very sweet and affectionate mare!

Requested Adoption Donation: $800

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 will make a wonderful horse for the right family once she finishes healing her tendon. Stay tuned for more on her!

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. 

Simba is a new arrival here, but we can promise the next home he has will be forever and he will be loved!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Baloo just arrived after being rescued from a petting zoo that was shutting down He spent his life there as amusement for visitors and a breeding board to make even more pigs to live that sad life. 

Baloo is a sweet and gentle soul who could fit into any herd of pigs in any home that would treat him with the love and respect he deserves that he has been missing all this time. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Pua is another new arrival at our sanctuary. This girl came to us when the petting zoo she called home was shut down. .

Pua is a very sweet and friendly girl who loves food...a LOT...and we are excited to show her that she can be loved as an individual instead of used for human entertainment.

She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to find her forever home! We believe she would be happy indoors or outdoors.

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Abu is one of Moana's Munchkins and this adorable little girl is one of the biggest of the litter! She is doing great with her socialization and loves to cuddle! 

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

HeiHei is one of Moana's Munchkins, born September 13, 2020. She is the smallest of the litter, but holding her own when wrestling with her sisters!

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Raja is the most adventurous piglet from Moana's litter, born September 13! She's the first to investigate any new experience!

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Perdita, appropriately named because of her spots, is the largest piglet in Moana's litter and is such a chunky monkey!

We will update more as we get to know her and she grows up. She will be available for adoption on November 8th. She will be spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated as appropriate for her age prior to adoption. We require our piglets to be adopted in pairs or adopted to families with other pigs. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Moana was born and raised in a petting zoo as a piglet left behind, unsold from a litter last year. Her entire life she has only seen people as something to fear, and it will take us some time and patience to show her she is safe.

Just a baby herself, she is also pregnant, so we will be observing her closely to be sure she is safe and comfortable when she is ready to deliver. Once her babies are old enough we will consider applications for her for adoption!

Requested Adoption Donation: $200

Scrappy came to us in bad shape and we actually thought he would be a hospice case. He couldn't use his back legs, his bad teeth had rotten a whole in his face, and he had stopped eating. With a little bit of time, tlc, medication, and removing his 22 bad teeth, Scrappy surprised us all and is now ready for a forever home!

Scrappy is looking for an adult only home to spend his golden years in. He is a sweet dog who loves to play fetch and get chin scratches!

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

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

It appears life has not been kind to Corduroy. Someone allowed Corduroy to become terribly matted and then attempted to shave his hair off. They shaved far too close to the skin, making small cuts on his ears before then cutting deeply into his neck creating a terrible wound. Instead of getting him medical attention, they put him on the streets where he was found as a stray. 

He is now healed from all he went through and is just the sweetest little guy. He is dog friendly and loves people and is ready for his forever family!

Requested Adoption Donation: $250

Leland, like her sister Prescott, was saved by a very kind delivery man who saw that she must be in terrible pain. One of her eyes is in terrible shape, likely because her mother had feline herpes she passed on to her newborn kittens. She is in foster right now as we wait for her to grow big and strong enough for surgery to remove her severely damaged eye. 

Once Leland and Prescott are old enough and have been spayed and had their eye surgeries we will be looking to adopt them out as a bonded pair. Stay tuned as we update their page!

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

Look at that tiny face with those giant eyes! How could anyone resist Yoshi?! He is one of many feral kittens that was trapped as a stray during kitten season so he wouldn't have to grow up on the street like his parents. 

Yoshi is just 8 weeks old and doesn't quite understand yet that humans are here to help him and take care of him. He is not mean or aggressive in any way, just afraid, and he will need a quiet and gentle approach as he gets to know his new family. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

This handsome boy is Boss and he is very appropriately named! He has quickly become the boss of the cat room, observing the others from his perch up high and coming down to greet any new humans who come in to play. 

Boss is adorable with a short little tail that gives him a unique look! He loves to give hugs and kisses and would fit in easily to any home. He is a confident cat, fast to make himself at home in a new situation, but he yearns for some stability and would love a forever home!

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

Looking for a cat? Well stop here and learn about Walter because he is perfect! This guy is a dream cat. Cuddly, sweet, playful, affectionate, loyal, the list goes on and on! His previous owner described him as a dog trapped in a cat's body and in just the short time we have known him, we couldn't agree more!

This guy would fit in great to just about any home, but the dog in his last home terrorized him, so if you have a dog they should be very cat savvy and calm!

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

This royal, long-haired beauty is Echo and she is ready to find a forever home where she will be worshiped as she deserves! Echo's previous owner loved her very much, but their dog harassed her and they felt she deserved a home where she would be more comfortable. 

Echo does well with other cats, but she would also be happy as your one and only. Because of her history with dogs, she could live with one, only if they are a gentle, cat savvy and calm dog that will respect her space. 

Requested Adoption Donation: $100

Prescott came to us when she and her brother and sister were saved​ by a very kind delivery man who saw them suffering from severe eye conditions. He stopped and convinced the woman he delivered to, to allow him to bring the kittens to a rescue he knew. Luckily she agreed and we partnered with the rescue to bring the kittens to us and a loving foster home. 

 

Prescott is the luckiest of the three kittens, in that her eyes are not as severe. There is a chance she will still need one of her eyes removed, but for now we are focusing on letting her grow strong enough for surgery.

Requested Adoption Donation: $150

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

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

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 send 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

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

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 surgery his vast land. He keeps our barn sanitary and free of rodents and we are grateful!

Permanent Sanctuary Resident

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 are almost ready to be 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

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, gmt-photo.com

Mike Barr, @mikebarrphotography, www.mike-barr.com

Thunder Ridge Images, www.thunderridgeimages.com