Wayward Ranch Animal Sanctuary

P.O. Box 607. Kerhonkson, NY 12446


Our Mission: To provide a quality life to the animals who need it the most. We are a 501c3 non profit animal rescue specializing in dogs, cats, small animals, horses, pigs, and other farm animals. The Dream Wayward Ranch was founded by three friends who, after working for other rescues for a long time, realized there was something missing from the average rescue model. No animal is perfect, and in the typical shelter system any behavioral concerns an animal had coming in are just exacerbated the longer they are kenneled or caged waiting for a home. Many local shelters have taken to shipping puppies up from the south because they are more “adoptable” than the shelter animals we have here. However, this just floods our market and takes homes and resources from our local animals who are suffering as a result. We are committed to a different type of rescue experience. We are a unique combination of adoption and sanctuary facility, taking the pressure of euthanasia away from animals who may not be generically adoptable. We also help our animals thrive, rather than deteriorate, as they wait for forever homes using a combination of enrichment and training techniques.