About Us

Formed in 2012 on 87 acres in Statesville, North Carolina, Rescue Ranch is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit animal welfare organization founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman. Rescue Ranch promotes humane education by focusing on rescuing on a fundamental level through hands-on learning and care for animals.

Rescue Ranch offers school, Scout and camp programs along with birthday parties and special events. The campus includes a 10,000 sq/ft inclusive playground, nature hiking and walking education trails. Future plans include, a 24-hour emergency veterinarian clinic with an extern program and a disaster relief program. In November of 2020 Rescue Ranch launched our foster / adoption program to rescue companion animals in shelters and give them a second chance at finding their forever home. For more information, please visit https://www.rescueranchadoptions.com/

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!

Social Roundup

Fostering Agricultural, Wildlife and Companion Animal Relationships