T-shirts Back by Popular Demand

beagle tshirts It's back! Our most popular t-shirt design is available again for a few short weeks, this time with more color and style options!

You can put in your order from now until February 6 and all of your contributions will go towards our veterinary care fund so that we can continue to provide the best for the former research animals in our care. 

Success Stories in 2014 for Former Research Animals

joey1 With your help, Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary had a record year in 2014 with 78 intakes and 54 adoptions of former research animals. In January we took in 19 large hounds, what a adventure! We took in 4 ferrets for the first time ever, they went straight into a foster home in Colorado. 

62 dogs and 16 cats were released from research labs, and 39 dogs and 15 catsfound their forever homes with people that opened their hearts to some amazing animals such as Snip, Mollie, Oliver and Todd, Penny, Bingley, Atlas, Gordon, Gracie Noelle, Baretta, Stretch, Kramer, Peaches, Jane and Austin and Ming-Ming, just to name a few! 

We also became a Petco adoption partner to help adopt our kitties, participating in adoption events in Cheyenne, WY.  

Several volunteers visited us this summer and left with dogs or cats, Ed & Dee from Ohio stopped to visit for a couple days on a trip to the west coast, on the way back to Ohio they detoured to Wyoming (a long detour!) to adopt Peaches, a cat they bonded with during their visit and couldn't stop thinking about. 

Penny a 13 year old coon hound mix became a companion dog for a veterans with PTSD.

Brothers Todd & Oliver were gratefully adopted together, which was a dream come true. 

Mollie found her forever home with Darrin, a long term volunteer. The third time was a charm! 

Baretta the kitty was a five year resident of Kindness Ranch and finally found the purfect home! 

Our kitties also ended the year moving into their brand new kitty paradise building, thanks to our amazing donors that helped us make it happen! 

We couldn't continue our mission to help former research animals without our truly amazing contributors, supporters, adopters, fosters, volunteers and staff! 

Thank you for special and very rewarding 2014! 



Spring is Here, Looking for Hiking Companions!

8 As you may know, we took in 19 large hound mixes at Kindness Ranch over the course of four weeks in January and February of this year. So far, five have been adopted through a rescue group in Denver, and five were adopted from the ranch. Two of them, Ella and Knowshon, are currently living in foster homes in the greater Denver area and waiting to find their forever families. The remaining seven are still available for adoption at Kindness Ranch and have settled in well. They are learning house manners, learning how to walk on leashes, spending lots of time playing - and of course, finding their big hound voices!

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To learn more about them you can see their pictures and read their bios on The Kindness Ranch webiste

Sixth Pig Comes to Kindness Ranch

Casper  Javelina In September, five one year old Hanford pigs came to Kindness Ranch and are running free for the first time. They were long awaited, it took several months before we could get them out of the lab. It was quite the adventure upon their arrival, as they had never all been together previously. The lab had six pigs in this PK Study, one was originally scheduled for a terminal study. Gratefully, that wasn't necessary and we were able to immediately pickup the remaining pig and bring her to Kindness Ranch. 

All six pigs are successfully living together now, and are known as a "Lina Sisters." including Javlina, Rascalina, Rumballina, Vandelina, Babelina and Greedeelina.

Since their arrival Ranch Manager, David Sleeper has been socializing them. Hanford pigs are very smart and trainable. Javalina and Babelina will walk on a leash, on trails, play with dogs and even go for rides in the pickup. 

Even though they are really enjoying their new life and exploring at Kindness Ranch, they are ready for adoption and finding their fur-ever homes. They are currently approx 90 lbs and when full grown expected to be approx 180 lbs. 

They would love to live on your small farm, ranch or house in the country and have dogs or other animals to interact with. 

Appointments are REQUIRED in advance to visit Kindness Ranch. Please make appointments with minimum of 48 hours notice to ensure we will be able to accommodate your visit. Thank you!