May 21, 2020. Rescue Ranch will continue to offer private educational tours to small groups. All tours are required to be reserved at least 48 hours ahead of time and spots are limited. Walk-ins are not allowed. Unfortunately our playground is still closed to the general public.

To find out more details and reserve your tour, please call 704-768-0909.

Please note, for the safety of our staff and animals, we require all visitors to wear face masks or face coverings. We thank all of you for your support and patience over the past weeks and look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay safe ~ The Rescue Ranch Team and Animal Ambassadors

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.

At Rescue Ranch we receive no government funding. Without the tireless support of our volunteers and your financial contributions we cannot make a positive difference in the lives of people and pets. Your tax deductible gift in any amount will support our programs and services.

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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


Beginner Buddies

An hour long program specifically designed for children ages 1-5 years old. Each one includes a story, craft, and hands-on time with the animals.

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Birthday Parties

Looking for a great place to have a birthday party? Our parties include games, time with our animals, and an optional craft. Each party is two hours in length.

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Scout Programs

Each program is an hour and a half long and includes time with the animals as well as other activities to meet badge requirements.

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Homeschool Club

Monthly curriculum that includes science activities and experiments along with animal interactions. Students meet for two hours a week for a total of four weeks for each session.

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Critter Camps

Designed to be a fun, educational camp experience for children who love animals. All camps involve interacting with animals, completing service projects, hearing from guest speakers, and experiencing lots of other animal-related activities.

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School Field Trips

Aligned with science standards, students interact with animals and complete science activities. Each program lasts at least two hours and space is available for lunch afterwards.

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Social Roundup

Fostering Agricultural, Wildlife and Companion Animal Relationships