With a 1940’s wrinkle pouty face, Herman is all love!
Herman was rescued from Canyon de Chelly, Arizona by our friends at Good Dog Rez Q. Herman is a RezDog. Herman is about 2 years and about 10 pounds. This little pup can do anything a big dog can do and Herman is quite the gentleman. Herman is good with other dogs cats, loves to ride in the car and walks great on a leash.
Herman is neutered and housebroken. Herman is always glad to see you and like to snuggle on the bed at night. Herman is ready for his new loving home. Please send us a message if you would like to meet Herman!
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Michigan & Smiley are a brother/sister team born on the 14th of January 2016.
The lamb siblings were born into squalor conditions to a mamma who wouldn’t lactate for her babies. Probably due to stress, the babies were separated from the mother and are now cared for by volunteers and constant check-ups with the rescue’s large animal veterinarian. Michigan and Smiley are bottle fed 5-6 times a day and enjoying alfalfa, and of course their heating pad (shown here).
Michigan & Smiley came into the world with a rough start; from here on out it is smooth sailing.
If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Michigan and Smiley, please email email@example.com ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
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Baby Rock IS NOW KNOWN AS COPPER!
Copper is in his new home! He’s got his playmate and they are just runnin’, runnin’, runnin’… Congratulations Copper!
Baby Rock is a miracle child!
Born into a backyard breeder situation, Baby Rock was bought and sold 2 times before the age of 3 months. And he is still HAPPY! Baby Rock is safe with Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue until he finds that perfect home.
Baby Rock gets along with cats, dogs, pigs and humans and like all puppies, just wants to play! He is neutered and microchipped. Baby Rock will need a patient, loving home. Please send us a message if you would like to meet Baby Rock.
YULE now known as WILEY and Solstice is Solstice found wonderful homes with wonderful humans! A great way to begin the year! And what a year to watch them grow!
YULE & SOLSTICE… WINTER MIRACLES!
Yule & Solstice are 2 surviving members of a litter of 7 puppies.
During the 1st week of December 2015, Yule, Solstice and their siblings were dropped off at one of San Diego’s County Shelters. All 7 puppies had parvo. Two of the puppies had to be euthanized on the spot. The veterinarian staff worked endlessly to save the lives of the other 5 puppies. Yule & Solstice made it…
These 2 miracle puppies are a little underweight and are being tended to by volunteers at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue. Solstice & Yule should be ready for their new permanent homes by January 2016. Thanks to all of the staff at the South Shelter for working with Solstice & Yule.
We are accepting adoption applications for Solstice & Yule. A home visit is required.
Can’t Adopt? Donations are greatly appreciated. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Please send us a message if you would like to support our efforts as we serve our animal relations…, like Solstice & Yule. Thank you for visiting our website!
THE WEE PIGLET SAMHAIN’S ALL HALLO’S EVE HOMECOMING!
In August of 2015 Samhain’s mother was confiscated from a home in the East County of San Diego. Samhain’s mother was skin and bones when she arrived at the South San Diego Shelter. She slowly began to put on weight, however the staff noticed the weight was falling to the belly. Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was called in to take the future mother pig. The very next day she gave birth to 7 piglets, including Samhain.
Samhain was born on the 16th of October 2015.
Co-Founder Janice Jordan noticed Samhain was small compared to her siblings and physically shaking. Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue was able to place the mother with 6 of the 7 piglets; Samhain was placed with the rescue. Janice bottle fed Samhain ever 2-4 hours for the first 6 weeks of her life. Tiny and strong, Samhain is now 2 months of age and loves her adopted family.
Samhain may be genetically small, but she is strong and healthy. Her sleeping buddies include Bugsy, Rita Hayworth and Marciano. All 4 of these wonderful animal relations originated under the care of the Department of Animal Services South Shelter. The 4 are adopted siblings showing the success of the Culture of Co-Existence Program at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.
All donations to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue are tax-deductible. Your support helps us support animals in need. Thank you for visiting our website.
This Holiday Season, IB Pet is hosting a Holiday Pet Supply Drive for Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue. All of your food and animal supply donations will be matched by IB Pet in Imperial Beach!
If you want to stay out of the Holiday Mall Madness, PLEASE VISIT IB PET in Imperial Beach at 600 Palm Avenue. Donations are being collected up until the 25th of December.
Support Small Businesses and Local Businesses and begin with IB PET!
Lori & Russell, the owners of IB Pet are waiting for you! Thank you for supporting San Diego’s only All-Species Animal Rescue: FERDINAND’S FAMILIA & RESCUE!
Pony Boy is almost a year old!
Pony Boy has found a wonderful friend in Gandolf…
Gandolf arrived at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue a few years ago through San Diego’s Department of Animal Services. A Senior Star, Gandolf loves treats and his grass hay. Gandolf also loved his meet & greet with Pony Boy…
Most of Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue large and farm animals are given sanctuary at our facility. Farm animals usually have a rough life prior to arriving to the Rescue Ranch. We are happy to offer love, attention and compassion to Pony Boy and Gandolf.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of Pony Boy and/or Gandolf, please send us a message through this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Corral supplies and a barn are on our current sanctuary wish list.
Thank you for visiting Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue!
SAY HELLO TO NINA!
Nina is a 9 year old Border Collie Mix. Nina is a recent transplant from one of San Diego’s Humane Societies. Nina is good with dogs and cats… However, Nina has a tendency to herd both humans and animals. Nina will do best in a home with adult humans who have a nice large yard. More human than animal interactive, Nina will do well with other dogs her size or smaller-SO SHE CAN HERD THEM INTO THE HOUSE AT NIGHT!
Nina is spayed and microchipped and ready for her home. Nina’s Adoption Fee is $75.00. PLEASE EMAIL US AT email@example.com if you would like to meet NINA!
This is Marco!
MARCO WAS ADOPTED BY A WONDERFUL HUMAN FAMILY! Marco has 2 friends now! Trying to be the center of attention-I THINK HE IS! CONGRATULATIONS MARCO!
Marco is a recent transfer from the Pasadena Humane Society. Thanks to the efforts of Maria and Molly, Marco made is safe to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue. While at the Pasadena Humane Society Marco’s friend was adopted and now Marco is looking for home.
Marco is 15 years young and full of energy! He gets along with dogs and cats and is house-trained. Marco has recently had some dental work done and is neutered. Senior Dogs are great and Marco is Super! Marco’s adoption fee is $100.00. Are you that someone special for a Senior Star? Please send us a message if you would like to meet Marco.
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Mustard the Flash is a Super Hero!
Mustard is an Alaskan Malamute Mix.
Mustard is about 2 years of age and all love!
Mustard is great with medium & large size dogs. She should not be in a home where there are cats or small dogs. Mustard is an escape artist, she can clear a 9 foot fence in a single bound. She will need a home with a secure yard both in height and ground. Mustard is very active and will love a human that loves to run! Mustard is crate trained too! Mustard is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $125.00.
ARE YOU READY FOR MUSTARD?
Please call 619.475.8227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Say Hello to Blue!
THIS IS YOUR BLUE REPORT:
Blue will be nine months old on Sept. 15th. He’s about sixty-five pounds. He’s had all of his shots, he has been neutered and chipped. He has been well socialized. I take him to off leash parks and to dog beach, and he’s never had a problem with any other dogs or people. He’s house trained, he walks well on a leash, he swims , plays fetch, he loves taking a bath. Blue has a very loving disposition and will do well in a home with another young active dog.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to meet Blue. Thank you for visiting Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue!
Emma the Mini Mutt!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue loves the Old Ones..
ALL OF OUR SENIORS ARE STARS AT FERDINAND’S FAMILIA & RESCUE!
Emma the Mini Mutt is between the ages of 6-8 years. Her human died unexpectedly during the Holidays of 2014. Emma the Mini Mutt gets along with everyone, she is so sincere with dogs, cats and other humans. She is a special needs dog. She will need a patient human with a very loving home.
Krampus came in as a stray to one of San Diego’s local shelters. He is a little hard of hearing and has a great deal of energy. Krampus is around 8-10 years of age. He gets along with dogs, cats and humans!
Krampus is neutered and microchipped and waiting for his new home. Please send us a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
HANNAH HAS A NEW PERMANENT LOVING HOME!
After 2-1/2 years with Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue, Hannah has a permanent Loving Home!
Hannah was originally from one of the San Diego’s Department of Animal Services facilities.
Hannah came into the shelter with another dog, Teddy. Teddy, Hannah’s original partner found a home right away.
TODAY!, Hannah has a new playmate and together with their humans it is all love.
Thank you to Jennifer Reitman for introducing Hannah to her new Family. Congratulations Everyone!
Hannah has a New Home!
Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary
is open for tours on Saturday & Sunday mornings! Put on your walking shoes and bring water for yourself
and carrots and apples for our farm-friendly relations. Tours last about 60-90 minutes. Please contact us
for tour start times and space availability!
Like other Non-Profit Organizations including Lions, Tigers & Bears, the Humane Society and the San Diego Blood Bank, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue depends on the generous donations from organizations and individuals to keep our doors open providing a safe space for the lives of abandoned, disabled, abused and old animals.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! Donations of food and supplies is appreciated too!
Come on down and say hello to our furry, fuzzy & feathery friends!
Spend an hour or an afternoon bring a bag of carrots or just bring yourself!
Please send us a message at email@example.com or call 619.850.9442.
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue’s Education Center is Now Open!
Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers, especially Southwest High School, Professor Hector & Armand for making the dream come true!
Saturday the 13th of December 2014 will be the Grand Opening of the Education Center with a planned Adoption Event. Mark your calendar and keep the hours of 12Noon to 4:00pm free and come visit the Rescue Ranch! Please send us a message or call 169.475.8227 for more information.
Gandolf with High Tech High Volunteers!
FALL IS HERE! WINTER IS COMING!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue is lucky to be in residence in San Diego. Mild weather patterns are exceptional for animal health. OUR FALL IS GOSH DARN NEAR SUMMER WEATHER PATTERNS!-BUT IT IS DRY-SO DRY!
The days are warm and at night the air becomes cool. As the daylight hours dwindle you will notice changes in your animal’s behavior. Sniffles, longer sleeping periods and larger appetites are all normal. Depending on the breed and species of your animal relation, you will need to talk to your family veterinarian if you notice a change in your furry, fuzzy or feathery friend.
During the day, ice blocks and buckets of ice are great to keep your friends cool. At night, keep a couple of heating pads around the house, especially if you have cats and/or small dogs. A light blanket or towel on top of the heating pad makes it very comfy!
Feed your friends in the morning, snack in the evening and keep fresh water available throughout the day. We have quite a few senior dogs seeking a loving, permanent home. Are you ready to expand your family? Send us a message.
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Come to the ranch and meet Fergus!
Fergus came to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue from the North County Shelter. Fergus is going to be a big boy!
Pigs are intelligent animal relations. They can be potty-trained and walked on a leash. Pigs have attitudes too! Pigs make great family members.
In the last 6 months Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue has seen a spike in pig relinquishment. We have had to turn away about dozen pigs in the last 5-6 months. Fergus was on his last token. We made some room and found a sponsor for him. All of us at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue are thankful for our wonderful volunteers and supporters. With your help, Fergus is now safe!
Babe is a miniature piggy who has been given sanctuary at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.
Babe is very special little guy. He came to Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue
from a hoarding situation. Babe was under-socialized when he came into
our program screaming at the top of his lungs anytime someone came near him. Janice worked with Babe for a little over a month and by
the time he moved to the ranch Babe was allowing Janice to rub his ears,
his nose and his belly.
Babe is living the ultimate pig life. He loves to see visitors. When you are at the ranch, please stop by and say hello to Babe.
ADOPT FOR LOVE, NOT FOR STATUS…
Huskies, Malamutes and WolfDogs are being dumped in Shelters
across the country. Due to pop cultures shows and movies such as
Games of Thrones and Twilight, everyone wants a Wolf!
The following are images of Northern Breeds that have been found
as strays, relinquished by their human or left behind in an
WHEN YOU ADOPT, IT IS FOR LIFE!
Muneca is Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue’s
First Bottle Baby of 2014!
Muneca is a miracle bottle baby! The first of the 2014 season,
Muneca will be ready for her new home in June.
Over a year ago, Muneca was introduced to the world.
Muneca is still here and looking for love!
THIS IS MUNECA NOW!
Even as they grow into adulthood, Bottle Babies are very affectionate and nosy relations.
Muneca will need a human that won’t mind be loved all the time.
Muneca gets along with other cats and dogs too!
Muneca is microchipped and will be spayed and vaccinated prior to adoption.
Muneca’s adoption fee is $50.00.
Please send us a message if you would like to meet Muneca.
Waiting for a loving, permanent home.
It’s Cat & Kitten Season!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue has a couple of cats that were kittens from last season still waiting for a home.
When you adopt a cat from Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue your kindness opens the door for our fosters and homebase to bring in abandoned and neglected kittens this Season.
Please send us a message if you would like to meet one of our cats.
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue makes every attempt to acclimate our animal relations to each other… We attempt to work with behavioral issue animals opening up more opportunities for adoption. Our program CULTURE of CO-EXISTENCE is a great deal of work focusing on controlled environments of safety, security and comfort. No animal is ever at risk. Our volunteers allow the animals to be animals and it is amazing to watch the care that appears between animals and between species.
Bugsy and Rox at morning playtime…
A morning kiss to begin the day…
Bottle babies are the gentlest of all. Whether kittens, puppies or lambs, bottle babies are nothing but love…
If you are interested in meeting one of our animal relations, please send us a message! And thank you for your interest in a rescue animal…!
THANKS TO IB PET FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR WORK! Thanks for the donations!
All donations, in-kind or product are tax deductible! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
President Michael Pratt with all Love!
IB Pet is located at 600 Palm Avenue in the West Side of IB. They have holistic and organic food products for all of your animal’s needs!
RUFUS IS A ROCK STAR!
Rufus is a Brown Polish rooster. Rufus loves to strut his stuff around the ranch. Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue has 4 roosters we call familia, however there are quite a few visitors from other ranches; especially when its feeding time! When down at the ranch, make sure you say hello to Rufus!
HACKSAW, JIGSAW & PUZZLE are living life!
Now at a year and half, Hacksaw & Jigsaw are close by their Mamma Puzzle, but all three are discovering their identities and enjoying life. Both Hacksaw & Jigsaw now have loving Sponsors and Puzzle is quite popular on tour days.
Hacksaw still loving Mamma Puzzle
Photo Courtesy of Jess Brittain
Say hello to Hacksaw!
An orphaned horse taken in by Puzzle and her son Jigsaw and Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue.
Hacksaw loves hugs!
When you are down at the ranch make sure you give Hacksaw a big hug!
Hacksaw with surrogate mamma Puzzle and Janice!
Hacksaw & Jigsaw have grown out of their milk supplement. Growing into big boyhood!
Gerald Hines & Hacksaw are the best of buddies… Both babies from the same shelter are having a great time at Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue!
The Und1sputed Ones Support the Bellator Campaign
The Department of Animal Services’ South Shelter is displaying Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue’s Bottle Baby Campaign!
ADOPT! DON’T SHOP! CAN’T ADOPT? FOSTER! CAN’T FOSTER?
MAKE A GENEROUS DONATION TO YOUR FAVORITE CAT RESCUE!
FIGHTERS & FUTBOLERS FOR FELINES
Athletes from North Park Und1sputed in San Diego are coming together to
help Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue educate communities about the importance of Spay/Neuter Program and Adoption over Purchase. All athletes are posing with Bellator, the underdog kitten who is fighting for the lives of thousands of kittens in this country.
MMA Athlete War Machine & Bellator
Und1sputed Ones ‘Philosopher’ and Bellator
THERE IS AN OVERPOPULATION IN SAN DIEGO!
Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue needs responsible, patient and mature Foster Homes for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs! If you would like to open up your home to a fuzzy or furry friend, please send us a message with your interest in either canine or feline. Thank you from everyone great and small at FF&R!
CheLukes in a Happy Foster Home!
Raccoon needs a permanent home, but a loving foster home is good until he finds the perfect family!
Say hello to Caroline! Straight from Critterhaven in Pueblo, Colorado, Caroline is living with Gerald Hines & Bessie. Come by say hello and make her feel welcome!
TiGi is a MaineCoon Mix. She is all cat! Humans are okay about 50% of the time, otherwise she just likes to cruise around the house without being bothered. TiGi is not a “cuddle” cat but she is love; and loves to play! TiGi is about 3 years of age and spayed. She currently lives with other cats and is okay with dogs of all sizes. TiGi’s adoption fee is $75.00.
The first Llama walk as a group. Sulu, Eric & Luis take the Llama crew on their very first walk-ALL TOGETHER. The ranch exists because of caring and compassionate volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue, please send us a message.
Ferdinand’s Familia working with the Black Hat Human Society!
Donation Delivery in St. John's, Arizona
The Black Hat Humane Society was founded over 10 years ago by Tamara Martin. Tamara’s goal?, save as many Rez Dogs as possible. Tamara and the Black Hat volunteers are doing exceptional work in isolated situations.
Unloading the goodies for the Rez Dogs!
St. John’s, Arizona is a secluded mining town. Ferdinand’s Familia will be delivering donations 3-4 times per year. If you are interested in donating food, blankets and supplements to the Black Hat Humane Society, please contact email@example.com or 619.847.4458. Thank you!
Spirit-Talker & Bagera fighting for Zsanett's attention!
Zsanett Koppenhaver is a newcomer to Ferdinand’s Familia! You can usually find Zsanett’s friendly smile and happy personality at most of our adoption events. Zsanett loves small dogs and kittens spending time grooming, holding and sometimes feeding the little ones. An avid baker, Zsanett makes the best PupCakes! Just ask the dogs at Ferdinand’s Familia!
Ringo loves Michael
Michael is one of Ferdinand’s Familia’s Officers. A founding member of Ferdinand’s Familia, Michael is currently the lead horse volunteer. He spends his extra time training at Undisputed Gym in North Park as well as coaching up and coming competitors.
Aaron Peet is one of our horse maintenance volunteers at the stables on Hollister! Aaron is the first volunteer to rescue the first horse that came to Ferdinand’s Familia.
Aaron hammin' it up with Rodeo!
Aaron is also a fantastic soccer player and was just awarded his Blue Bet in Jiu-Jit-Su under the direction of Barat Yoshida. Aaron is also one of Ferdinand’s Familia’s small dog foster parents. If you would like to help Aaron with the sanctuary horses, please contact 619.850.9442 and ask for Michael.
Carla Naden is a local mixed media artist and an animal life advocate. Carla travels the world working with local community spay and neuter programs. She has traveled to Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Samoa; not to mention her ongoing efforts in Mexico assisting local vets and spay/neuter programs.
Carla & Lil' Nugget
Carla is a founder of the Geriatric Compassion Program (GCP) with Ferdinand’s Familia. Carla works with Southern California Shelters pulling dogs over the age of ten that are scheduled for euthanasia-GIVING THEM A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE! Lil’ Nugget (pictured above) was scheduled for euthanasia in January of 2010 and is still running around today. Though this program has no more than 4-6 dogs-it is a wonderful opportunity to educate people on the benefits and joy of adopting an older animal. Most dogs that come into GCP are available for adoption. Please contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers with Ferdinand’s Familia were recently featured on Channel 6
CW’s San Diego Living. Spay, neuter and commitment were the hot topics
of discussion on the morning’s show. Mikey, Zsa Zsa, Eva and Tony the
Handsome Rooster were the featured guests. To view the segment click
or cut and paste the link(s) below.
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This is Beckham!
Beckham was given sanctuary about 7 years ago when a breeder was attempting to breed a “pocket pig”. Beckham runs around the stables with her partner-Wilbur! Pig kisses to you!
Celtic Warrior is all grown up now! From a litter of nine-volunteers fed he and his siblings every three hours for six weeks after his mother disappeared. Celtic Warrior was given sanctuary and now runs around playing with kittens that come to Ferdinand’s Familia.
Chi-Chi is an ex-Thoroughbred Race Horse and was found abandoned in a local stable in Imperial Beach in 2009.
UPDATE! Chi-Chi recently found a permanent home up north and having a great time!
Kenai came to Ferdinand’s Familia from an Orange County Shelter in November of 2008. Given sanctuary because she attacked another dog while defending herself, Kenai has made quite a name for herself with the volunteers at Ferdinand’s Familia. After she discovered no one would hurt her here, she lives with two other dogs and loves to talk to all the humans that come to visit her.
Lila Rose came to Ferdinand’s Familia after years of breeding at a Thoroughbred Racehorse Ranch. After a long-time untreated injury, the volunteers at Ferdinand’s Familia attempted to treat a very simple ailment. Lila Rose was with Ferdinand’s Familia for only 3-1/2 months and touched everyone she met.
Rodeo was abandoned in a Tijuana River Valley stable. Volunteers from Ferdinand’s Familia spent three weeks digging Rodeo and his partner Maggie May out of six months of horse manure. Rodeo is now sanctuary with Ferdinand’s Familia and loves to kick up his heels in the “BIG CORRAL”! If you are interested in sponsoring Rodeo, please contact Ferdinand’s Familia.
On Sunday the 16th of March 2014, Wilbur lost his
battle with a mouth
tumor. He was
about 17 years of
age. All of us miss
Wilbur runs around with Beckham! Wilbur came from a home where he was attacked by his human’s dogs. Wilbur lost his ear in one attack but that doesn’t keep him listening to everything you say! Wilbur has been given sanctuary and has a permanent sponsor who loves his piggy kisses!