April Showers bring May flowers and less mud and mess! It's finally springtime at Glory Bound Rescue Ranch, and we couldn't be more excited! As we welcome the warmer weather and blooming flowers, we'd like to take a moment to wish all of the Mom's, grandmothers, mother figures, and Rescue Mom's a very happy Mother's Day! We appreciate all the hard work and love that you pour into the humans and animals in your life, and we are grateful for each and every one of you.
We're also looking forward to a busy month here at the ranch, with lots of exciting events coming up. We want to take a moment to thank our amazing volunteers who came out on Clean Up Weekend to help get the farm ready for all of our upcoming events. Your hard work and dedication are what make everything we do possible, and we couldn't do it without you!
May is Dog Anxiety Awareness Month, with the first week dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of anxiety in canines.
We are excited to introduce Robyn Scatena, a natural dog trainer and founder of K9 Mama, who we have partnered with to provide valuable insights into canine anxiety. Robyn has written an article for this month's Barnyard Bulletin that gives us a deeper understanding of anxiety in dogs and how we can help our furry friends cope.
Blooming with Excitement:
Join Us for May's Furry Fun-filled Events
Join us for the "Wine, Women, & Horses" event on May 6th at Glory Bound Rescue Ranch! Sip margaritas with the mares and spend some quality time getting to know and giving love to our rescued horses. Don't miss this unique opportunity to bond with these amazing animals.
May 6th from 11am-1pm. $30.00 registration.
Join us at Clasens Tavern in Union, IL on May 13th to kick off Mother's Day Weekend with a big Paw's Up for Mom's Adoption Event and Fundraiser. Celebrate Mother's Day with raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and the chance to adopt a furry friend in need of a loving home.
May 13th from 2pm-5:30 pm
Rev up your engines, because Glory Bound Rescue Ranch is heading to the big race! We are thrilled to announce that we have qualified for the 75 hours of Giving in honor of NASCAR's 75th Anniversary.
The NASCAR Day Giveathon is a joint effort of the NASCAR industry to provide much-needed funds to the communities where we live, work, and race. We are proud to be a part of this amazing event and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.
So mark your calendars and get ready to join us on MAY 16th @ 5:00pm-MAY 19th @ 8:00pm NASCAR DAY GIVEATHON. More details to come!
Join us for our 3rd annual Taking Steps for Homeless Pets, a 30 day step challenge. Taking Steps for Homeless Pets is a virtual fundraising event where participants commit to taking a certain number of steps every day to raise awareness and funds for unwanted pets. It's a flexible event where you can walk, run, hike, bike, or do any physical activity that suits you. With peer-to-peer fundraising and support from some amazing sponsors, this event is not to be missed. Plus, join us at the farm on June 17th for Walk a Dog, Groom a Horse, or Goat Yoga, and on July 1st for our in-person Finish Line Celebration. Get ready to GET FIT, and GIVE BACK with Glory Bound Rescue Ranch!
Registration opens May 25th. The event runs June 1st-July 1st.
$35 to register, $55 with an event T-shirt
The results are in for the Full Bloom Shelter Challenge
We want to thank you for coming together and fighting for Glory Bound Rescue Ranch in the Full Bloom Shelter Challenge. While we did not win the grand prize, we feel like we won something much bigger – the love and support of our incredible community.
Despite being a small rescue up against much larger organizations with three times as many followers, we started in 780th place and made it all the way to 21st place because of your dedication and hard work. That is a victory in our eyes!
We are so grateful to have you by our side, and we know that with your continued support, we will be able to accomplish amazing things for the animals in our care. Thank you for all that you do, and we can't wait to see what we can achieve together in the future
Meet May's Featured Adoptable Dogs!
Meet Trudie, a sweet and affectionate one-year-old Boxer mix. Trudie is looking for a loving forever home where she can be the center of attention and receive all the love and care she deserves. Trudie is a beautiful girl with stunning brindle markings. View Trudie's Petfinder Profile Here Fill out a Pre-Application on Trudie here!
Meet Lobo, a stunning two-year-old Malamute and German Shepherd mix currently in the care of Glory Bound Rescue Ranch. Lobo is looking for a forever home with a family who has experience with his breed and can provide him with the love, care, and space he needs to thrive.
May is National Foster Care Month! Be a Hero: Foster with Glory Bound Rescue Ranch Today
We currently seeking loving and reliable fosters to help care for our animals. Fostering can be a rewarding experience that saves lives and provides temporary homes for animals in need. If you are interested in fostering, please reach out to us to learn more about our program and how you can get involved.