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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We are a non-profit animal rescue organization and sanctuary in New Jersey. Our focus is bringing unwanted, slaughter-bound, abused, neglected, abandoned, discarded and orphaned animals to safety and educating the public through their stories. We will not stop until their voices are heard.

Target demographics: all animals in need.

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of animals.

Geographic areas served: Southern New Jersey.

Programs: education through rescue stories, programs, social media and more. We also have visitor days throughout the year for supporters to interact with our rescued residens.

Community Stories

261 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a monthly sponsor with this rescue and have personally visited multiple times and I have nothing but amazing things to say about everyone involved! The animals in their care are happy, well cared for and loved. The founder, board and volunteers are all incredibly kind and welcoming. This dedicated team not only rescues and cares for neglected and abused animals but also encourages people to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle and fosters community among animal lovers, vegans and rescuers alike through their social media. I am proud to contribute to Rancho Relaxo.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo has touched so many lives. It has saved so many animals by giving them wonderful places to live, advocating for all animals and by educating people in how simple changes in our lives can help so many more.

2 Dawn Neirle C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure to work with Caitlin on a neglect case that was daunting considering the number of animals that needed testing, medical treatment and placement. Through out it all Caitlin never gave up despite the heat, filth and heartache and found placement for every single animal!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin and Len are amazing animal advocates! Bless Rancho Relaxo and and the awesome work they do. Rescue heroes!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin Cimini Is tireless. She works 24/7 for all animals in need. She is relentless in her determination to make a difference in the way animals are treated. That is why I will always support Rancho Relaxo. I am inspired by all Rancho accomplishes.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The is the best animal sanctuary. Caitlin gives everything she has to save lives and she is completely transparent. She hides nothing. Rancho Relaxo has created a strong community of folllowers because one feels as if they are a part of every rescue.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Following Rancho Relaxo's journey of animal rescue has been life-changing for me. I've since given up meat and dairy and am steering my way to a vegan lifestyle. I'm a monthly donor and donate whenever I can to this amazing place. My kids love the animals, the rescues have really been amazing teaching moments and have helped me show them so much about kindness and compassion.
To everyone involved in this amazing sanctuary, please keep doing what you're doing. What you do is so important! You're kindness, compassion and hard work is so valued and appreciated. Thank you!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Rancho Relaxo, they care so much for every single animal they help save, and for the ones they couldn't. Caitlyn shares so much of herself personally as well and I find that inspiring. She also educates, and I think that's what can change hearts.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work that they do goes above and beyond it inspires me to do the same. The love and compassion towards all living things really shows in the time and work they put into every individual animal.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My name is Amy Bines and I have been a supporter of Rancho Relaxo for a little over a year now. They are the first rescue to open my eyes to what really happens to animals at auctions, how farm animals are treated in the food industry, and the fact that so many horses are sent to slaughter. I am so grateful that they opened my eyes to these things. The work they do is nothing short of amazing. They work tirelessly and lovingly to raise awareness for those who can't speak for themselves. I am proud to be a supporter of Rancho Relaxo.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin has surrounded herself with the most compassionate and amazing group of people that constantly rally together for the animals. Rancho has formed quite a network of activists around the country to help all animals whenever they possibly can. Banding together with other sanctuaries and bridging the gap with an open mind instead of tossing judgment. These beautiful people are bringing awareness to the farming industry and changing lives both animal and human. They are non judgmental and make it very clear that all are welcome at Rancho. A visit to Rancho Relaxo is really a magical experience. Seeing the animals living their best lives and all of their adorable personalities up close is something I recommend anyone in the tri state area put on their list of to do's asap. It's very refreshing to watch this community grow and to read peoples comments about how they've changed their lifestyle because of a resident animals story. I truly believe that Caitlin and team will have had a huge part in saving this world, one animal at a time.

1 Julie B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo...one of the best non-profits as far as I am concerned. They not only provide care for all animals they also address the care and compassion required in certain situations for the owners of these animals. They are the most caring group I have ever encountered. It is because of them I have been able to switch to a vegan life and am able to stick to it. The way they approach situations of neglect and abuse should be a model for all humanity...as far as I am concerned.

Donor

Rating: 5

By far the best rescue for animals. I am a monthly patron and see first hand the amazing rescues by this wonderful organization. I receive pictures and stories every day with updates on how the animals are doing since being rescued. I donate to other charites and have no idea what they do. It would be my dream to do all they do for animals. I can't say enough about this organization. I plan on donating forever.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi there, my name is Lisa and I have been supporting rancho relaxo for over a year now. I first started following them on Instagram, and then decided that they were a wonderful organization with great values towards animals. since then, I've learned a great deal about pigs, goats, and other great animals! I was excited this last week to see that they adopted to alpacas because I love them and think that they are the coolest and weirdest animals I know. my sister and I have been eating less meat as time goes by, and I believe this has something to do with following the great work of this and other animal sanctuaries. I even got my sister a "piglets are puppies too" shirt for Christmas!I believe this particular organization to be very honest and transparent in their dealings with others, and I am proud to support their work. I especially feel this way because I know that the owners of this sanctuary actually work other jobs in addition to running the sanctuary. I can't imagine the time and energy that they must spend doing this. I firmly believe they have good hearts and loving souls towards all animals. Rancho relaxo has a great Instagram, and a wonderful patreon page as well. Support their work!

Lisa Dahlen (owned by 3 cats in Oregon)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started following Rancho Relaxo several months ago, and I never cease to be inspired by their founder! The way she advocates for animals and animal rights, educates on current issues, and fosters a space for open, inclusive dialogue is amazing. She consistently shares tidbits of her own growth journey, and encourages everyone to examine their own mindset. I truly appreciate the daily updates on all of the animals in her care, the very real posts (even when they make me cry!) about the horrors she experiences in the pursuit of saving animals, and the genuine realness she shares with us in the process. Thank you for what you do, Caitlin!

Donor

Rating: 5

I LOVE Rancho Relaxo. The work they do for the animals in their care is inspiring... and has led so many people to transition vegan.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been an avid follower of Rancho Relaxo for six years now. This year I became a Patreon for my favorite animal on the farm, King Cale. The tireless work, dedication and love that Caitlin gives to each animal that she crosses paths with, rescues or places to other sanctuaries is above and beyond. An inspiration in every way. I can't wait to visit the farm again this coming July, the first time I did was one of the best days ever. Caitlin and Len are two people the world needs more of. I will continue to donate to this non-profit for as long as I can. Keep up your amazing work.

Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin and her crew are some of the most compassionate and caring group in their plight to rescue animals from slaughter as well as educate on responsible pet ownership and vegan life. I donate as much as I can, as my heart goes out to all they are trying to do. We need more people in the world like them .

Donor

Rating: 5

Following Rancho Relaxo's story made me go vegan. Their love and dedication for every animal they rescue is without limits. They go above and beyond to either take in animals in need or find them other homes. I believe in their cause wholeheartedly and spread the word about their amazing work whenever I can. They are truly incredible.

Tansy W.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following RR's journey on Instagram for a few years now. They are passionate, caring, hard working and so inspiring! They are great at communicating and very transparent. I have been a Patron supporter for years as well, best money I spend!

Donor

Rating: 5

I started following Rancho Relaxo a few years ago and they are the ones who made me go from pescatarian to full fledged vegan!

I am inspired by their tireless advocacy and pure of heart work to make a better life for so many animals and at the same time share reality of their rescue life.

I am a full time artist and have become a patreon for Rancho Relaxo as well as several other wonderful rescues and even though at this moment I am a Dollar a month for each I try to help any way I can . That is why in 2018 I created my Thanks, Giving Back! Program where 5% of each of my paintings are donated to a rescue. I have sent Rancho Relaxo 3 times donations from this program in the honor of my clients to help spread the word.

I hope to be able to support Rancho Relaxo many more times in the years to come because they just do some incredible work and it’s an honour to help them in any way I can!

Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo does amazing things for animal welfare. They treat every animal with the upmost love and respect as an individual. Through this, their message has been able to reach so many people, and I can personally attest to the huge impact they’ve had on my life. I have been a monthly donor for a little while now, and it is very rewarding. I look forward to what lies ahead for this amazing organization!

Jarah E.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have not been happier to see my money leave my bank account as I am with Rancho Relaxo. I know it likely is a lot of effort not only to do what they do, but to include those of us supporting in the way they do really makes it that much better. I wish I was someone who could go and start a rescue for animals, but my journey is owning a company in NYC and loving on my 13 yr old chihuahua. I feel like I am giving to someone who is out there doing for me what I can't and I could not be happier to have found them years ago. I even went vegan after 7 years of being vegetarian because Rancho Relaxo showed me why I should without ever telling me to. I love it!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always wanted to open an animal sanctuary to partner with local charities in the Denver area- I have it all planned out in my head :-). It's going to be Tuck's place, after my rescue dog that changed so so much for me. I started to follow non-profits to get ideas and inspiration. Rancho Relaxo's missions, messages and goals are nothing short of inspiring. I find myself following all the work they do and rooting for all their new rescues. They are really doing such amazing work and it is so comforting to know there are people out there like this who fight for these animals and causes so passionately. Take one look at Pistachio!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a follower and patron supporter of this rescue for a few years now. Caitlin gives every part of herself to her rescue. The animals are always priority number one and she is always trying to educate rather than bash or put down people of different view points or those that bash her. She is amazing, as is her rescue efforts. She makes a huge impact in many of her followers lives.

Shawnee G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo is a wonderful nonprofit. They have given me the education and information to speak intelligently about animal welfare. I have a lot more knowledge to gain, but overall their impact on the lives of living beings is immeasurable. Thank you Caitlin and team!

1 Aubree B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This ranch is so amazing. They do so much for animals and always do everything in their ability to make sure the animals are happy and as healthy. No matter how much it may cost in the end.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue does so much for animals that would otherwise fall victim to the terrible meat and dairy industry! They continue to make a difference every day! #veganfortheanimals

1 Robin A. P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I'm a monthly sponsor as well as a donor on Patreon & I could not be more satisfied knowing exactly where my contributions are going. Caitlin is amazing at keeping us all updated as to the daily ins & outs at RR & I am updated personally regarding Kodiak, my not-so-little sponsee! I marched NEAR her two years ago at the Official Animal Rights March in NYC & last year I missed her, but this year, I will be marching RIGHT ALONG SIDE her & everyone else involved with Rancho Relaxo. I will also be visiting in a month & I could not be more excited! I am so comfortable with the way RR is run by Caitlin, Len, the workers & volunteers. Rancho Relaxo is definitely TOP RATED in my book & I could not thank them enough for all they do for the animals. LOVE THEM!!

1 Susie S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

My 4 girls and I each day wake up to see all of Rancho Relaxo animal updates and stories. Whether it is a Dragonlord tale or a rescue they do, it brings more joy to us than one would ever imagine. We love everything that Caitlyn does and she continues to inspire us to be better people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a monthly donor of Rancho Relaxo through Patreon for a couple of years now, and I am in awe of the amazing work they do. They are making a real difference in the lives of so many animals and are spreading such a great message.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We absolutely love this sanctuary! Caitlyn does amazing things for these animals, and to spread kindness and compassion to more people. It’s a terrific place!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I stopped eating meat and dairy after i began following Rancho Relaxo...they are always 100% transparent and trustworthy. I'm a proud monthly supporter!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Fabulous nonprofit doing amazing things for souls without a voice. Please consider donating to help them continue to spread love to these precious animals. Thank you, Rancho Relaxo for giving your all!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin and her husband, Len run Rancho Relaxo every day no matter what. This is in addition to having outside jobs as well. They care deeply about all the animals in their care. They are extremely transparent in all they do and I have all faith in Rancho Relaxo and their mission to care for all their animals and future ones they rescue. They also support and donate to other struggling sanctuaries which I think speaks to their character and that they truly care for all animals. Stellar people, stellar sanctuary. I’m honored to be a donor.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a monthly donor of Rancho Relaxo for over a year now. I found this sanctuary through Instagram and i’ve been in love ever since! I love following along without Caitlin and the entire RR team reading all of their posts about animals they’ve rescued and are going to rescue. This sanctuary has big dreams and it’s contagious! I love watching them grow and have the ability to save even more lives!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Rancho Relaxo! Love all the hard work they put in to save so many lives!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo is an amazing animal rescue sanctuary. Their animals are clean and well cared for. Not only do they take in so many animals, they help find homes for those they can't. They support other rescues and sanctuaries. They help educate other rescues and sanctuaries. They dontate money to other rescues and sanctuaries. Caitlin is so dedicated. She seeks out the best help and resources for her animals. She educates the public. And with some kind of magic, she appears to have white carpet in her house. She is such an inspiration to us all to do better, to do more, and to give more of ourselves.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the most dedicated, informed and unbiased rescues I have ever come across. Rancho Relaxo’s number one priority is always welfare of animals.
The way they handle and new rescue, or even large rescues like the Labrador Hill case, they remain completely dedicated to the animals.
1000% cannot recommend them enough

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have personally visited Rancho Relaxo and can say whole heartedly that this sanctuary is the epitome of goodness. This organization changes lives; not just the lives of the countless animals they save and care for every day, but also for those of us who take those animals' stories into our hearts and become vegan, vegetarian, cruelty free, and animal advocates as a result. Rancho Relaxo has a simple yet powerful goal....saving animals and inspiring others to do the same. What more could you ever ask for in a rescue?

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Donor

Rating: 5

Even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Rancho Relaxo works tirelessly to save as many animal lives as possible. They have changed my entire life, as I know they have done the same for so many of their supporters. But most importantly, they change the lives of all the animals they save. Rancho Relaxo opens our eyes to the harsh realities of the world, while also showing us what ultimate kindness and love look like. They constantly keep their supporters in the loop of new rescue situations as well as update us on the animals we have come to know and love, through videos, photos and words. Rancho Relaxo not only helps just their own rescued animals, but they are so often supporting other animal rescues in a variety of ways. In my eyes, that is an organization that is truly selfless. Lastly, the constant appreciation Rancho Relaxo shows to their supporters and donors, allows us all to feel like we are a true part of helping to save these animals and a real part of the Rancho Relaxo organization .

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin & Len do everything for the animals, they truly put the animals first. They also support other sanctuaries when they can, the are the best!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin, Len and team are angels on earth who literally live for saving animals and providing a safe haven for those doomed to an otherwise merciless fate. Their continued dedication to rescue even in incredibly difficult and heartbreaking situations reconfirms over and over my own choice in going vegan.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never seen a more compassionate organization. They go above and beyond to take care of their animals and others including other sanctuaries. They open their arms without judgement and that is a gift rarely seen anymore. If you can donate please do so!!!!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin and her husband give everything they have to Rancho Relaxo. They take in abused and unwanted animals. They lend a hand to other rescues when they need help. The animals are blessed to have them caring for them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I wish every animal on this planet could experience life the way the animals do at Rancho Relaxo. It’s an amazing organization run by amazing, selfless people!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlyn, and everyone involved with Rancho Relaxo, goes above and beyond for every animal companion they have! They're truly in it for the animals and it shows with the exceptional care and compassion they give to every living being. They're also the reason I opened my eyes to the cruelty of factory farming and have transitioned to vegan! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin and her husband(and all the volunteers) give everything to the animals who are lucky enough to live at Rancho Relaxo. I have never seen such selfless and loving people. They are special people who truly care! They have given their lives to rescue others. I have such love and admiration for them. Thank you for all you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the work Rancho relaxo does for the animals and the community!

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Donor

Rating: 5

One of my favorite sanctuaries! Caitlin is so selfless and works so hard to keep the animals safe. I love how informational she is. She educated everyone and that’s what helped push me to become vegan. Thank you everything you do.

8

Donor

Rating: 5

There is no one on earth as selfless, hardworking and caring as Caitlin and Len at Rancho Relaxo. To see animals in the hands of this beautiful vegan couple truly brings so much joy to my life.

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Caitlin S. 11/02/2018

Thank you.

Bonnie84

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This rescue bad mouthed others & other rescues on FB, posted names of animals & individuals that had no involvement with them while falsely taking credit for getting animals released. When asked to remove all information about animals & individuals she had no interaction with she blocked those that complained about her actions. She also has written posts attacking a rescue that reported a neglect case. Rescue isn't about bashing others who tried to help, publicizing glory & success while bashing others, it isn't about fundraising but about doing what is best for animals involved without caring for any recognition or repayment. THAT is TRUE RESCUE.

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Caitlin S. 11/02/2018

This review is not only slanderish - but it is also fabricated and untrue. Bonnie84 was part of a mass mob attack on Rancho Relaxo and Twist of Fate in the summer of 2018 after we stepped up to place close to 70 horses from a neglect case. Not only has Bonnie never even been to Rancho Relaxo, she admittedly spoke about not knowing anything about this organization. This review should be taken down.

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Caitlin S. 11/02/2018

This is what Bonnie considers us bad mouthing another Rescue: http://nj1015.com/after-abuse-charges-nj-animal-sanctuary-gets-helping-hands/

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Donor

Rating: 5

A farm animal sanctuary that emphasizes helping other sanctuaries and putting a vegan message front and center, what more could you ask for??

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Donor

Rating: 5

I came across this non profit animal rescue just by chance on Instagram. I was drawn in by their amazing rescue stories and the way the continuously go above and beyond for the animals. Caitlyn gives her blood, sweat and tears to run the place 24/7, and I have no idea when she even sleeps. She’s also willing to take on the cases that most everyone else probably would not take on or they would just end up euthanizing the animal. Caitlyn fights for these animals and goes that extra mile.

7 Lisa R.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I found this non profit farm animal sanctuary via IG. Caitlin and Len are both amazing humans. They run themselves into the ground ensuring the quality of life is never anything short of excellent for the animals. Due to emotional and beautiful live feeds and stories I am proudly vegan. Nothing is hidden with your donations they are very clear and open with how funds are spent. They also engage Patreons with questions about possible rescues and what everyone thinks. Rancho Relaxo deserves recognition for all their hard work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The depth of their concern for animals is obvious. Hey put their whole lives into looking after the vulnerable, attend animal auctions to rescue who they can. They sacrifice a large part of their own life to care for animals that need help, Rancho Relaxo is wonderful!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so impressed by Caitlin’s dedication. They truly love the animals and do all they can to help them. Amazing work being done here!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Caitlin, Len, and everyone involved with Rancho Relaxo completely live for the animals. Every life is precious, every one is a unique personality. Their followers end up emotionally invested in every single animal, in their journey, in every struggle and victory, in every unfortunate tragedy. We become their tribe because of how invested we become, how much we share the journey with them. No rock is left unturned and no expense is too much for Rancho Relaxo and its tribe when it comes to saving animals, always for the animals' highest good.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho Relaxo goes above and beyond, through illness, inclement weather, physical hardship, all for animals. Whether they're already rescued, or in need of rescue, Rancho Relaxo ALWAYS has animals' best interests at the very forefront of their priorities, and fight for them beyond the point when most others would have lost hope. They move mountains with the help of their tribe, and their compass is their heart.

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Donor

Rating: 5

All the hard work Rancho Relaxo does should be acknowledged and deserves all the help I’m able to give. I wish I could do more but for now I’ll support all these beautiful souls all the way from Texas. Every little soul counts every species counts no ones above anybody we should all help each other that’s the message that stands out to me UNITY FROM ALL THEIR HUMBLE WORK! ❤️

alannahj

Donor

Rating: 5

Rancho relaxo has changed my life Forever. I have formed bonds with the animals there just through following rancho relaxo on instagram and patreon. These bonds will last a life time and have made me a better person. I could not recommend a better charity to support, Caitlin and Len give everything to the animals in their care, and I am forever grateful to them for standing up for the voiceless.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love Rancho Relaxo! You can really tell they care about their animals, and will do everything in their power to give these precious creatures the life they deserve. I've been following their stories via Instagram for a while now; you get really invested in these animals stories! I'm really proud to say that Rancho Relaxo was actually the reason for me going vegan. I think they do a great job promoting the cause for animals wellbeing, and veganism. Thank you Rancho Relax for changing my life, as well as the animals lives for the better. Much love to you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've only discovered Rancho Relaxo in January 2018 but I've been blown away the second I found it by Caitlin and Len's incredible devotion. They are such an inspiration about rescuing animals and veganism and love. I'm starting my journey towards veganism thanks to them. Guys, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for showing me on the path of love, respect and truth ! Eliane from France

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Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following Rancho Relaxo for years now, and I’ve seen it grow and thrive and make the world better. It’s my favorite animal sanctuary in the world, because not only does it save animals and educate other humans, but the people who run it - Caitlin and Len - are the most incredible / funny / loving / smart / brave / strong / genuine people. Caitlin has even been helping me in my pursuit of a kidney donor, which I finally have because of her generosity and compassion. RR is the reason I’m vegetarian and going vegan after my transplant. My life is exponentially better because of this rescue. I will love them forever.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been following Rancho Relaxo for years now and it's been amazing to see how much they've grown! I'm a proud patreon supporter as well. I've never seen such selfless and inspiring people in my life before. They've literally given up their lives for their animals! What they do is absolutely incredible.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These guys are the reason I’ve decided to go vegan after many years of vegetarianism. I want to be Rancho Relaxo when I grow up!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love this rescue! If I lived closer I would be a volunteer! They work hard and go trough hard times but it is all for the animals! I love and respect them from the bottom of my heart!