Promoting Compassion for all Animals
through Education and Adoption.

Our Mission

Rescue Ranch promotes, through its education, respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental, and wildlife conservation, and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond.

Our Vision

We intend to be the premier animal education center of its kind encompassing agricultural, wilderness and companion animal relationships as well as advocating for, and fostering kindness and understanding.

Who We Are

Our team consists of pet-passionate individuals from all over, with expertise in many areas. We work to include all members of our community to help connect and develop programs to support our mission. We hope you’ll join our cause and visit us often for programs and events!

Rescue Ranch



We are a premiere humane education center that provides sanctuary and permanent residency to more than 80 rescued animals. These animals all have a story to share as they came to the Ranch from situations like neglect, hoarding, or owner surrender. They are affectionately known as Rescue Ranch’s animal ambassadors; and are an integral component of our humane education programs. Our educational programs incorporate hands-on learning to support our mission of promoting compassion and respect for all animals.


Learn more about our education programs here.


In December 2020, Rescue Ranch launched its adoption program. Our adoption program focuses on rescuing dogs and cats from high kill shelters and placing them into loving homes. North Carolina ranks third in the nation for euthanasia in shelters, and we knew we needed to help combat this staggering statistic.

We have rescued over 40 cats and dogs from cruelty and neglect as well as facing euthanasia.

Learn more about our adoption program here.


There are a variety of different ways you can visit the Ranch.

Groups Tours: Every Monday & Friday at 1pm

$20 for adults / $10 for children (children under 1 are free)

Group tours include at least 2 hands-on animal encounters inside our education facility and a bucket of feed for our outside animals. Group Tours max out at 10 people, so please call to make a reservation, as group tours are first come first serve.

Private Tours: Offered Monday-Friday 

$30 for adults / $15 for children (children under 1 are free)

Includes at least 3 hands-on animal encounters inside our education facility and a bucket of feed for our outside animals. They are offered Monday-Friday with limited weekends available. These must be booked in advance.

Tours typically last an hour to an hour and a half and must be booked in advance. Families also have access to the playground and our hiking trails at the end of the tour with signed waiver. Call (704) 768-0909 to check availability and make a reservation.

Learn more about visiting the Ranch here.


Help us pave the way for the future of Rescue Ranch by leaving your legacy with a customized, commemorative gift. Rescue Ranch is celebrating our 10 year anniversary! To commemorate this milestone we are creating a Memorial Garden. The Memorial Garden will be located at Rescue Ranch on a special piece of the property neighboring the all-inclusive playground.

The Memorial Garden will be a beautiful space where families and friends of the Ranch can leave their legacy with commemorative bricks, pavers, benches, and trees. 

Learn more about our Memorial Garden and Pathway.

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 08, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28115
    A howlin' good time for dogs and their humans!

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