We are always looking for volunteers to help with Kindness Ranch.

Volunteers can be local, statewide or long distance. We are especially in need of foster families, volunteers to assist us in home site visits and assisting with outreach booths and events!

Please contact us for further information.

Interested in volunteering at Kindness Ranch? Please use the volunteer inquiry form below!


4-karenMessage from Volunteer Karen Olsen:

“Do you love animals and want to have an extraordinary weekend or vacation experience? Think about volunteering at Kindness Ranch. I first began volunteering one Thanksgiving weekend about 5 years ago. That first visit, I helped care for dogs and cats. I cleaned the yurts where they lived, fed them, helped with exercise programs and grooming. In between doing chores, I spent time just sitting with these incredible animals helping socialize them. Add to that the quiet setting with the lovely yurts where you could enjoy nature, friends, and or family. That was all it took to make me a longtime repeat volunteer. Since then, I have done everything from help fold and mail thank you letters to the fantastic contributors  who make the ranch possible, to helping  bath and settle dogs who arrive came from the laboratory setting. Each   time I volunteer, I do something slightly different. No matter what task the staff asks me to do, I always come away feeling like I helped contribute to the goal of finding animals who were used by laboratories find their forever homes. If you want to do something incredible with your weekend or vacation, try volunteering at Kindness Ranch. It will be one of the best experiences of your life!”

Message from Volunteer Kendrick McNamee-Taylor:

“Our first visit to Kindness Ranch changed my husband, Josh’s, and my life.  We had no idea what to expect, but it was above and beyond any experience we could have hoped for.  After meeting all the animals and spending time with them we realized there is so much to learn from them.  Not the other way around.  Especially when you experience the zest for life that these animals have after living in laboratories for their entire life.  Their resilience is amazing.  We were in awe the whole time.  We knew we had to do something to help Kindness Ranch continue to help the animals.  The only way we could really offer support, since we live 4 hours away in Denver, was to foster dogs in our home.  By doing this and networking with local rescues who help us “advertise” the dogs in Denver we have gotten homes for all of our fosters and plan on continuing fostering for a long, long time.  All of the feedback we have received from adopters is positive.  They love their new dogs, who grow, adapt and change into new dogs daily.  The transformation process is very rewarding, although it takes patience, it is completely worth it to see these animals learn who they really are.  All we can do is sit back and watch and support the dogs.  They blossom all on their own and grow more confident every day.  Fostering is just a small part of the solution.  There are many other ways to volunteer for Kindness Ranch, but I can’t think of any that are more fun than fostering!!  Thanks for helping and supporting in any way you can!”


If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Kindness Ranch, please complete this form and our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Olsen will be in touch with you.

Contact Form

Send an Email

Appointments are REQUIRED in advance to visit Kindness Ranch. Please make appointments with minimum of 48 hours notice to ensure we will be able to accommodate your visit. Thank you!