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Our Mission

A Malibu based community wellness center and animal sanctuary where rescued animals and people awaken each other!

Based on posttraumatic growth, BHR provides facilitated, nature based, experiential growth and learning interactions with our restorative herd of 75 rescued animals. These interactions nurture effective, emotional and behavioral wellness practices, while, compassionately guiding greater understanding of life's challenges and strengths.


 

Our Community


BIG Heart Ranch believes in the interdependence of community. Common unity means we are caring and compassionate to Mother Earth and all her beings. We are an inclusive, non-judgmental “family”.

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“Animals touch our souls, heal our psyches and restore our bodies.”

Animal Grace by Mary Lou Randour 

 
 

Our Impact

Since Jan. 2006 Big Heart Ranch has been healing disadvantaged children and families by providing therapeutic interaction with rescued animals. We are self funded and have donated over $800,000 in therapeutic services to children, families, veterans and those repairing from trauma.

 

100+

ANIMAL liveS SAVED

We have rescued and rehabilitated dozens of chickens, bunnies, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, and even a couple of alpacas. Our animals live free on a beautiful plot of ocean-front land in Malibu, graciously donated by ALO House Recovery Centers. They are loved and cared for by hundreds of volunteers and visitors.

 

12+

Years Serving communities

Established in 2006, Big Heart Ranch has worked with dozens of community partners in Southern California to enrich human lives through connection with and service to rescued animals.

 
 

5+

Thousand human lives Impacted

Whether you come for a half-day session, a day-long retreat, or a few hours of community service, your time at Big Heart Ranch will have far reaching and long lasting impact.

 

Our Conscious Community Partners

 

Conscious Community Connection

BIG Heart Ranch believes in the interdependence of community. Common unity means we are caring and compassionate to Mother Earth and all her beings. We are an inclusive, non-judgmental “family”.

We are all related.
— Native American life principle