Sponsor a rescue farm animal for yourself or as a gift for an animal lover to experience caring for a farm animal without having it in your backyard. We encourage our donors to visit their sponsored animal if possible. Caring for a farm animal is expensive and can take an extended period of time. With your help, we can make the lives for these animals better by giving them proper feed and care. 

 

Chico

Chico is a 16 year old Warmblood who suffered from a hind suspensory ligament injury and is now mostly retired. He is not lame but visible laziness can be seen in his hind leg when he trots/canters. Chico was once a lower level dressage lesson horse but now needs a loving home where he can be a great pasture pet or ridden lightly on easy trails or an arena.


Roosevelt

Roosevelt is a 4 year old pot bellied pig who loves to talk! Roosevelt is very sweet, comfortable with calm dogs, and loves eating delicious treats straight from your hand.  He is very intentional and rearranges his blankets to create the best snuggle conditions.  Roosevelt came to SDFAR from a family who was moving and could not take him with them.  Roosevelt appears to be somewhat knock kneed, and his disability makes it difficult to find a forever home, but he still loves to explore and makes a great indoor or outdoor pet.  He is potty trained and very clean!  If you're interested in adopting Roosevelt, please contact us today!


Betsy

Betsy is Roosevelt's pen mate and another pot bellied pig. She is very sweet looking and even sweeter in person. She loves to be loved, patted and fed treats. She lives in the garden on the farm and is very cleanly and sure not to trample the vegetables. Contact us to come visit.


Mogli

Mogli came to us as a baby and is about a year old now. We call him the "dog pig" around the farm because he loves to greet visitors with a waging tail and be taken for walks with his harness. Mogli loves getting his belly scratched and laying close to you when you are in the pen with him. 


Romeo

Romeo is a Yucatan pig that was rescued from a testing laboratory along with his buddy, Thomas. He and Thomas have injection site scars on their backs from tests performed at the lab. Both Romeo and Thomas are very happy to be at SDFAR now and have grown since we got them in July 2016. They love to be rambunctious and active. We believe these pigs would love to have a space to roam since they were in cages most of their lives.


rosie

Rosie is a BLM mustang that was rescued from an owner who no longer was able to care for her. She is shy but has some ground work training. She is difficult to catch in the paddock although once she is caught, she can halter and lead. She also enjoys being brushed! Rosie is slightly pigeon-toed therefore does not have the prettiest conformation and may be the reason she was never saddled or ridden. If you're interested in meeting this mare, contact us.


Daisy a.k.a Piggie Smalls

Daisy, a.k.a Piggie Smalls is a large 250 pound pot-belly pig. She is so large we decided to emancipate her from her pen and let her roam free on the farm.  She spends her days lounging under the cherimoya trees or in her adopted new home, a teepee. Daisy is great with children and other pets. Come see Piggy Smalls and contact us for more info!


Ralphie and Spike Lee

Ralphie and Spike Lee are young Barred Rock rooster brothers. They came to us from someone who bought chicks in hopes for hens but two were roosters! There is no way to sex chicks so choosing to adopt adult chickens will help you from getting unwanted roosters. If you're interested in adopting a rooster for non-breeding purposes, please contact us.


Trisha

Trisha came to us due to a violation of residential zoning laws. The family took great care of Trisha and she is now a farm favorite at San Diego Farm Animal Rescue. Trisha is shy but very sweet. Her favorite treat is blueberries.   


Paupau

PauPau was found as a chick laying on the middle of a busy highway at 2:30am. His rescuer stopped to pick him up & took him home. When PauPau was about 7 months old, he had to be rehomed because his crow was bothering the neighbors. PauPau is kind & loving, loves to lay on your lap, or perch on your shoulder, and follows you every where you walk! If you're interested in adopting a rooster for non-breeding purposes, contact us today!


If you're interested in fostering an animal at an offsite location, please contact us for more information.


success stories

Cupcake found her forever home with an amazing family who knew they wanted her from day one. She is the queen of the roost and couldn't be happier!

Cocoa is as happy as a clam with her new family. Her favorite snack is sweet potatoes, something we didn't know about her. We are so happy she found a home with such a loving family.

Neglected chicks found a forever home with room to scratch outside and a safe hen house!

These chicks were rescued from a neglectful owner who was keeping them in a small box covered by a blanket. They had no sunlight or fresh air, and no access to food or water. If you are interested in getting chickens as a pet, please consider adopting like this family did. Look at those smiles!

Frisco and Jingo are two 15 y.o. broodmares who grew up together and have known each other their entire lives.  They came to us from an owner who could no longer care for them due to personal reasons.  Eventually headed for auction and feedlot, the owner contacted SDFAR through Facebook, and we were able to make space for them.  Today they are beautiful and healthy, and were adopted out to a nearby family. Contact us to learn about how to contribute to our cause by volunteering, spreading the word, donating or adopting one of the many animals in need.


The Rescued Ranch Animals

Emma is a 26 year-old mare who is gentle and active. Emma needed a safe place to retire and live out her golden years when her owners could no longer care for her. She came to SDFAR in January 2016 and immediately began frolicking and trotting throughout the open pasture.  She loves being brushed, munching on carrots, and talking to her neighbor horses.  Emma is a gentle sweetheart, good with kids and dogs, and very social. 

Emma is a 26 year-old mare who is gentle and active. Emma needed a safe place to retire and live out her golden years when her owners could no longer care for her. She came to SDFAR in January 2016 and immediately began frolicking and trotting throughout the open pasture.  She loves being brushed, munching on carrots, and talking to her neighbor horses.  Emma is a gentle sweetheart, good with kids and dogs, and very social. 

Pokey, or "big man," is a 28 year-old gelding in retirement.  Pokey and Emma rode trail side by side for a decade, until Emma found a new home.  When Pokey's family learned Emma ended up at SDFAR to pasture, they wanted nothing more than to reunite the two lovebirds.  A classic American love story.  Now, Pokey and Emma will live out their golden years in a safe and healthy home.

Pokey, or "big man," is a 28 year-old gelding in retirement.  Pokey and Emma rode trail side by side for a decade, until Emma found a new home.  When Pokey's family learned Emma ended up at SDFAR to pasture, they wanted nothing more than to reunite the two lovebirds.  A classic American love story.  Now, Pokey and Emma will live out their golden years in a safe and healthy home.

Daisy is the resident ranch dog, a 4 year old German Shepherd rescued from a high kill shelter. Prior to being rescued, Daisy lived her life on the streets. After being picked up and booked into a high kill shelter, Southern California German Shepherd Rescue saved her from euthanasia. When she was adopted, she did not know how to walk on a leash, was afraid of everything, and did not like to snuggle. Now she is a confident, free loving, snuggle master. 

Daisy is the resident ranch dog, a 4 year old German Shepherd rescued from a high kill shelter. Prior to being rescued, Daisy lived her life on the streets. After being picked up and booked into a high kill shelter, Southern California German Shepherd Rescue saved her from euthanasia. When she was adopted, she did not know how to walk on a leash, was afraid of everything, and did not like to snuggle. Now she is a confident, free loving, snuggle master. 

Moxie is a 12 year old Shih Tzu whose owner passed away leaving this poor little dog with no family until she was rescued by Wagging Tails, a nonprofit dog rescue located in San Diego, CA. When she was adopted, we were told she has a heart condition but that doesn't stop her spirit! Moxie is as sweet as it gets and sometimes can be seen riding on the farm golf cart during chores. 

Moxie is a 12 year old Shih Tzu whose owner passed away leaving this poor little dog with no family until she was rescued by Wagging Tails, a nonprofit dog rescue located in San Diego, CA. When she was adopted, we were told she has a heart condition but that doesn't stop her spirit! Moxie is as sweet as it gets and sometimes can be seen riding on the farm golf cart during chores.