Kindness Ranch is the only sanctuary in the US that takes in all kinds of research animals.
While new, it is the result of a decade of work, saving, and planning.
Laboratory animals have long held a special place in the heart of Dr. David Groobman,
Founder of Kindness Ranch. Successful in business, Dr. Groobman first saved enough to
provide for his family into the future. Once this was accomplished, he dedicated all the profits
of his business for ten years to the ranch. He searched four years to locate the perfect
1,000 acre parcel near historic Hartville in Wyoming.
Groobman’s passion attracted caring board members to the cause. Together, they began
planning for a sanctuary with the expectation that the residents will always receive the best
in animal care and that dogs and cats would be rehabilitated in a home-like environment.
Ground was broke in 2006. After building four guests yurts, a dog yurt, a cat yurt, and a
managers’ yurt, construction was finished in the summer of 2007.
The benefits to the animals are obvious: they are well-cared for in every aspect of their lives.
Thanksgiving for 16 Dogs!
The day after Thanksgiving, 16 dogs came to their new home at Kindness Ranch.
Used in Lyme disease research, they all arrived nervous and somewhat frightened.
A crew of staff and volunteers welcomed them. We worked for hours cleaning them, giving
them their first collars, and introducing them to their new home. Our large outdoor dog runs
were at first intimidating to all sixteen of the pups, but over time they all discovered fantastic
new smells and had fun running wildly. It was truly a THANKSgiving for the animals!
Kindness Ranch is now working on helping the dogs become more adoptable. House training,
walking on a leash, and getting along with other animals is all part of the process.
Additional donations to help us accomplish all of this have been helpful; we always appreciate
your support. We also invite you to visit the sanctuary and perhaps consider adopting one of
For more information on the Kindness Ranch please visit their website at: http://kindnessranch.org/