Rude Ranch Animal Rescue

The Entrance
4 legged Employees
Plasto's Palace
Newbie's Niche
Smokey's Hideout
Sophie's Retreat
Spookie's Lair

Outside Memorial Gardens

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A Non-Profit Organization A No-Kill Shelter America's Best Charity


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Welcome to Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, a no kill animal sanctuary. This sanctuary was created and exists to aid, rehabilitate and rehome abused and abandoned animals that would otherwise be euthanized. Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc. is a Maryland Registered, 501(c)3 not for profit charity.

Originally started in 1997, the property that currently houses the sanctuary was purchased in 1999. The house itself was built in 1995, and originally was used as a Hari Krishna temple. The design of the original house was augmented to facilitate the needs of the shelter. The main floor houses the administrative, storage and conference areas, while the lower floor is open to the public. There are three rooms for special needs cats on the upper floor.

Although many projects here at the shelter are an on-going endeavour, all major construction projects are complete, including our latest project, converting all rain gutters to drain into rainbarrels to reduce runoff. (Scroll down to check out our rainbarrels!) To see more of the area surronding the shelter, visit our Memorial Gardens.


               The Official Greeters   

Bruno Guards one of our murals & a



 The Rude Ranch Mural Project is Finally Complete!




The Rude Ranch Rain Barrel Project

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue is proud to announce the completion of our first "green" project... connecting large 55 gallon barrels to the buildings rain gutter/downspouts. These barrels will collect all water that comes off of the the shelter's roof during rainstorms. The collected water will be used to fill Rude Ranch's fish pond and water surrounding plants.

The barrels themselves were transported from Wisconsin by Rude Ranch Founders Bob and Kathy Rude. Each barrel was then cleaned and fitted to a raingutter. The barrels were then custom painted by volunteers. Each barrel took over 8 hours to paint and represents an idea or theme related to the shelter.