Welcome to The Ranch website!
The Ranch is a charitable organisation working with vunerable people of all ages from the counties of Angus, Dundee and Perthshire. We are an animal education and behaviour therapy centre that encourages and promotes reward based behaviour principles.
We work with vunerable people from all walks of life and teach them new skills with the aim of giving them a helping hand to positive desinations.
The animals are gifted, bought or raised as part of our work.
Animal welfare is at the heart of everythiing we do, we work closely with the local authorities helping needy animals from exotic to farm animals and domestic pets. We work to rehabilitate and rehome these animals.
Studies prove that proximity to and interacting animals has a physiological effect on the human body, reducing heart rate and stimulating the immune system through the production of oxytocin.
Animals as Therapy is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy and, as such, contributes to treatment from trauma, PTSD, anxiety, mental health issues, addiction, autism.
For young people, the same techniques support learning about leadership, responsibility and confidence through body awareness and mindfulness.