Nancy Hoffman always has rescued animals - but her heart is with rescuing dogs, especially "pit bull" type dogs. She started the Four Legged Ranch in 2015, and her rescue efforts have grown ever since. She coordinates a network of fosters and hosts dogs at the ranch.
Fostering is a huge part of the Four Legged Ranch, and the success of their dog rescue. Fosters take in dogs who may need to decompress from scary situations, dogs who may have never lived inside before, and dogs who may need to learn to trust again. Time in a foster home gives dogs recovery time, and gives the Ranch a good idea of what the dog is like. That knowledge is key to finding the best forever home for each rescue dog. Fostering allows the dogs to recover - and to shine!
Who we are
Four Legged Ranch was a rescue born of a dire need to give so many worthy dogs Second Chances in Indiana and surrounding states. Our founder has always been passionate about rescuing animals from tadpoles to horses, but her heart is with rescuing dogs, especially "pit bull" type dogs, the dogs that much of society looks down upon. We know different from working with them for so long, that they are worthy of love, happiness, and the second chance so many others wouldn't afford them. So in 2017, Four Legged Ranch was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Together, we know we can make a difference and provide so much to those who need a second chance. We are grateful for a large supportive community, but are always looking to make it bigger. Rescue takes a village, and our adopters, fosters, and volunteers play a key role in helping the ranch succeed. Please take a moment and visit our donation page or our help us page to see how you can get involved in giving second chances!
Where it started...
This is what started the ranch. We have helped many rescues along the way but this fueled our passion to start our very own rescue.
In 2015 we were called about a dog living in the woods with three puppies. Nancy Collins was the caretaker and kept them safe by feeding them everyday. After going everyday for 9 days we finally caught them.
We called her Journey. Now her and all her pups have wonderful homes and we are still in contact today.
Our Journey is not over and we will continue to save more lives. With an awesome team and a group of supporters along the way, we will help others.
We love Journey, Annabelle, Zarro, and Collin. They are always a part of our world.
The Four Legged Ranch