The Random Ranch

A nonprofit organization

$8,046 raised by 34 donors

80% complete

$10,000 Goal

The Random Ranch, Colorado’s award-winning educational animal sanctuary, is located in Douglas County.  Where compassion, charity, community and rescued animals are united together to better everyone’s lives!  There is a variety of domestic and livestock animals that have come to live out their lives at the sanctuary because they lost their homes due to previous owner's health issues, changing lifestyles, and/or financial circumstances.  

It takes a community to support all these animals, and we welcome our community to join our efforts. 

How can you get involved? To financially support our mission, we rely not only on your donations and sponsorships, we also offer our community members one-of-a-kind up close animal encounters emphasizing animal care and welfare via: classes, tours, camps, private parties, team building activities, and various “FUN”draising events. 

The Random Ranch is everyone’s happy place!

We are humbled to receive over 150+ 5-star reviews on Google and FaceBook!


The Random Ranch sees a future where those in our community who wish to take on the responsibility to care for animals or start a small farm do so fully-informed of the rigors and requirements to properly care for one or many animals in an ethical, humane, and compassionate manner. 

Giving Activity


At The Random Ranch Educational Farm Animal Sanctuary, our mission is twofold. First and foremost, we are dedicated to providing a natural and secure home for farm and domestic animals who have lost their homes through no fault of their own. These animals find refuge in our sanctuary, where they are given the love, care, and attention they deserve, ensuring they thrive in a safe and nurturing environment.

Secondly, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience as a not-for-profit Animal Sanctuary. We strive to educate our community about the profound commitment, effort, and resources required to properly care for domesticated animals and livestock. Through this education, we aim to raise awareness of the ethical, humane, and compassionate treatment of animals, cultivating a greater sense of responsibility and empathy within our community.

Background Statement

Through the years of living at The Random Ranch, we have witnessed the trend of families who thought it was a good idea to start a small farm, too, many without any farm animal experience and without fully realizing that caring for these animals is not as easy as it looks on Animal Planet, TikTok, Instagram, and FaceBook. Many of these “thought we could do it farms” only last for 2-3 years. As a result, the animals are ‘re-homed,’ which not only floods the local rescues, but oftentimes, these animals are sent to auction or meat markets because rescues and sanctuaries are overpopulated already.

Recognizing this trend, The Random Ranch has developed fun interactive classes, camps, and private experiences to try to help educate families before they delve into farm life. We hope that by sharing our knowledge, it will help prevent animals from being at risk. We share best practices, protective methods from predators, neighborly concerns, fencing requirements, species compatibility, health care, storage, equipment knowledge and much more. Trust us, we have experienced our fair share of hard lessons ourselves, which is what motivates us to share our knowledge.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Random Ranch

Year Established


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Organization Size

Small Organization



Service areas

Castle Rock, CO, US

Littleton, CO, US

Monument, CO, US

Highlands Ranch, CO, US

Castle Pines, CO, US, 80108