How You Can Help

Adopt a Ranch Animal

Zajac Ranch for Children is fortunate to have the opportunity to care for 6 horses, a donkey, a cat, 2 alpacas, 3 sheep, 3 goats, 3 bunnies, and 2 chickens. Each barn resident gets individual attention from staff and Ranch guests daily, plus plenty of exercise outside their pens in the surrounding fields.

We know campers and supporters alike have a soft spot for the animals that call Zajac Ranch home, just as our staff do. Many campers lament how they wish they could have their very own horse, donkey, chicken, or sheep at home. While we can’t offer the literal adoption of our Ranch animals, we are excited to invite you to symbolically adopt one of our furry or feathered friends.
Like the campers we host every summer, some of our animals have specific needs related to their health that we lovingly care for. Alongside the routine colds and necessary rest periods, Cody has asthma that limits what he’s able to eat, Jimmy is prone to sunburns on his nose, Teddy has Cushing syndrome, and Jasmine has had troubles with her hooves. Being able to provide for these animals is important to campers and staff at Zajac Ranch, and we need your help to continue this work.

Your one time gift or monthly support ensures a happy and healthy life at the Ranch for your chosen animal.


If you’re stuck trying to think of a unique gift for that special person, why not sponsor an animal in their name instead? Not only do you receive the pleasure of giving someone a meaningful gift, you’re letting your animal-loving friend or family member know the power of their impact. When you gift someone with an animal sponsorship, they get a sponsorship certificate in their name, a picture of the animal they are helping take care of, and regular updates from Zajac Ranch.

It’s completely up to you! You can donate as much or as little as you want! Your gift can be a one-time donation, or you can donate towards their care every month. More than one person can sponsor each of our friends.

Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt.

When you sponsor an animal you’ll receive a personalized sponsorship certificate, a photo of your sponsored animal to print and keep, a fact sheet about your animal and a quarterly email including photos and an update on your animal.

Sponsoring an animal is a little different that just making a general donation, as it is specific to an animal or group of animals. When you sponsor an animal, you’re helping us provide them with the care they need to make them as happy and healthy as possible during their time at Zajac Ranch.

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