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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: One Heart, One Mind, One Purpose - To Serve.

Results: We have impacted the lives of over 90 horses to date.

Target demographics: unwanted equine find forever homes

Geographic areas served: Greater Houston Area

Programs: adoption program, monthly sponsorships, playdays, and Open Corral Days each Saturday.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

If only the dedication and compassion that exists at Ranch Critters could be the standard everywhere. I have seen first hand the transformation that takes place with these neglected and abused animals. They arrive in various stages of poor health and the healing immediately begins under the gentle and knowledgeable care they are given at Ranch Critters. It is an amazing place run with integrity and absolute love of the equines.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ranch Critters is simply AMAZING! The incredible work they do for all animals is inspiring. You have never seen two founders work as hard and with as much passion as Charlie and Gwen. The care they provide and the priority they put on the well-being of all the animals in their charge is without match. We have two miniature horses we adopted from Ranch Critters. The horses were in such good condition when they came to us and they have adjusted so well -- no doubt due to the wonderful experience they had at Ranch Critters thereby making their transition that much smoother. Ranch Critters provides a high bar for other rescue organizations to match.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ranch Critters is the only place I have ever found whose mission and goals are actually carried out in the day to day activities. All activities are centered around the animals and their well-being. Gwen and Charlie are conscientious and determined in their care and enjoyment of these animals and the place they call home. The volunteers, including myself, are there for the instruction on how to care for them and the love that these animals provide us.
One Saturday for example, they asked a volunteer to pass the word at Prairie View A&M for volunteers. They showed up in droves. Some who had never pet a horse, and others probably just wanted to get outside. It is not only an asset to the animals and people who share in it, but an asset to the community it serves. I cannot express enough how Ranch Critters has changed the lives of so many animals. Brought them to the place where they feel safe and loved. This volunteer however, relishes in the joy and change it has made in me.

Donor

Rating: 5

Ranch Critters is purely a safe haven for abandoned and abused animals. The undying work, love and attention Charlie and Gwen provide these animals touches the hearts of everyone that crosses their path. The healing process they practice truly benefits the whole animal. One day they received a call from the local authorities (because they know the quality work that is done at this ranch) asking if Charlie and Gwen would help a starving and abandoned 16 1/2 hand Tennessee Walker white mare horse diagnosed with a health score of 1 which is close to death. Her name became "Faith". Then the healing process began and within 3 months she was upgraded to a passing healthy state and is now doing fine after 6 months on the ranch and will continue to receive care until the proper home us found. It was an amazing transformation to watch and such a moving experience. This is such a unique rescue in that these animals are allowed to heal in their own natural environment which allows both animals and humans to trust, love and respect those around them. My hat goes off to these ladies who continually and constantly work for the benefit of these animals. They make a difference every day they are allowed to pass on their knowledge to others in getting the assistance needed to care for these horses and critters.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ranch critters is a wonderful ranch dedicated to helping horses in need of a new home. Charlie,Gwen, and their dedicated volunteers work endlessly to provide a safe and loving place for these horses to recover and begin the process of finding a new permanent home. I encourage anyone that wants to help save these amazing animals get in touch with Ranch Critters asap. The staff and critters are counting on us! You can be assured your donations will be put to the best possible use and greatly appreciated.

Bonnie43

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ranch Critters (HeeHaw Ranch) is a labor of love. The animals are given so much love, attention and care. Charly and Gwen involve the volunteers in the care of the animals which fosters a since of ownership. Ranch Critters has given me a release from the stresses of daily life. RanchCritters.org has rescued many horses as well as people! My life is complete.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been part of RanchCritters from the very beginning. I watched the organization grow from a small "let's help some animals" to a full fledge non-profit ranch that rescues and adopt out horses to appropriate clients. Gwen and Charly are selfless people, who give their time and love to all the animals.
They open the ranch doors to the public for equine education.
Through all my cancer treatments, Gwen and Charly have lifted me with their friendship. Being around the horses has been very theraputic for me.
I currently sponsor a horse and it may be one of the best decisions I have ever made! If you are looking to volunteer to work around the ranch or give a donation, you can not go wrong with Ranchcritters.org

Lesa4

Donor

Rating: 5

I donated my mare to be rescued because I couldn't take care of her any long and I am so glad that I did, they are the greatest people in the world to me. I appreciate them greatly. I have no worries where my mare is concerned that she will get the best of care and everything she needs here. I thank them from the bottom of my heart.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with many rescues in the past and Ranch Critters stands out by far. Charlie and Gwen have a healthy attitude and love for all the animals they save. It is very refreshing to work with people who have such big hearts as well as great knowledge in their field. Equine care is complex and it is not simply enough to love the animals. A thorough understanding of horse management, nutrition, and care is a much needed aspect of an equine rescue that unfortunately is often times missing in other local rescues. From my experiences Ranch Critters can effectively use their knowledge and skill to improve the quality of life for all of their animals. I highly recommend Ranch Critters Rescue for anyone interested in adopting, sponsoring, or just volunteering!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ranch Critters Equine Rescue is a great facility owned by great people. The two ladies who run it are people who genuinely care about the animals and do whatever's they possibly can to help any animal in need. All of their animals are well taken care of and all have loving personalities that show how cherished they are. The facility is nicely set up in a peaceful environment, and anyone who stops by ends up spending hours there just taking in the fresh air. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt or who may need a new home for their equine partner.

aturner

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have now adopted two wonderful Spanish mustangs from these amazing ladies. I could not ask for better people, or a better place to rescue these horses. This is a wonderful place I think anyone looking to adopt a horse needs to go check out!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted a Spanish Mustang named Pumpkin from Charlie and Gwen at Ranch Critters, and have never been happier. They have been more than helpful through the entire adoption process in helping me find the perfect horse for me. They are amazing people with huge hearts and are a great blessing to these animals. I love how they are all for adoption and giving animals that second chance they deserve. I would gladly send anyone looking for a new addition to their family to ranch critters! I can't thank Ranch Critters enough!