The Sweet Life Animal Ranch & Rescue

Saving Lives One Animal At A Time


The Sweet Life Animal Rescue

Saving lives one animal at a time

Founded in April 2021 by Judith after purchasing this beautiful 190ac property in the heart of the State of New York, The Sweet Life Animal Rescue is committed to protecting animals from cruelty, neglect and slaughter through rescuing, rehabbing and retiring them on The Ranch or rehoming them with their FurEver Families. The more people get involved, the stronger we are. Check out how you can help today.



Even when driving from her previous home in Florida to her new home on The Ranch in Upstate New York with the plan to start her own Rescue, Judith stumbled upon two homeless dogs in the NR corner of Alabama that locals knew but didn't care about. Several unsuccessful phone calls and emails later Judith decided to take them in right then and there and make them the first two intakes of the not even yet formed The Sweet Life Animal Rescue. Those two are the Uber-sweet Labs Ella and Enzo who came with 7 adorable puppies in their luggage which were born May 01, 2021 and are the first animals The Sweet Life was able to successfully rehome.

But Rescuing is more than simply taking them in and finding them a new home. It also means medical bills for vet care and treatment including dental and chiropractors as needed, for vaccinations, microchipping, food, bedding and more.

We cannot do this without your help. It takes a village. No matter how large or small your donation of labor and/or money, every single hour of help and every single Dollar make a difference.

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Most of our animals have health issues that need addressing and often long term care. Many animals come to us from situations of neglect or abuse or after accidents.

We don't only address physical issues but also emotional rehab through energetic work, socialization, species-appropriate keeping and lots of love and care.

Here at The Ranch our Animals are allowed to live the life that their species needs; dogs get lots of outside time going on hikes, roaming the property, interacting with other animals and using all their senses that they were given.

The equines get to spend most of their time in the paddocks and hopefully very soon will get their own Paddock Paradise, a species-appropriate track system that will prevent equine specific medical issues like founder and laminitis caused by a lack of exercise and inadequate feed.


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Ella & Enzo

Ella and Enzo found Judith as she was driving through Alabama in her motorhome with her animals moving to the beautiful Ranch in Central NY. They are proof that they find us when they need us most. Secretly they carried 7 puppies in their luggage which were born May 01 very healthy and extremely sweet and happy sweet little chaps.


The Puppies

7 puppies, 4 boys and 3 girls, were born on May 1, 2021. Ella is a very sweet and extremely patient Mom and Enzo is the all playful Dad who will show the pups all kinds of silly (and stupid) things a pup can do and get into trouble for. All 7 are incredibly sweet and loving and with that totally their parents offsprings. All puppies have been rehomed to loving families.

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The Donkeys

The first two donkeys to come to The Ranch were Sofia and Tino. Sofia, at 25 years old, was in pretty bad shape, just fur and bones with bald spots from a buggy harness and unable to eat hay. The dentist confirmed that her teeth were in pretty rough shape and many of them lose and in danger of having to get pulled. Sofia was put on a special senior food plus supplements and shredded hay which was easier for her to chew and eat. 

Tino, the mini donkey, is a sassy and playful little thing with really bad hooves and Asthma due to seasonal allergies.

Both donkeys' hooves will require long term care to treat for White Line Disease.

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The Cats

The first kitties that joined The Ranch as rescues came from Herkimer and were feral cats needing to be relocated. They are our proud although very shy barn cats who take their job of keeping The Ranch vermin free very serious.


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