"the place to be!"
To provide sanctuary and loving care to species of all kinds;
to educate visitors of all ages in a fun and interactive way,
and to promote sustainable conservation on a global scale.
IHR is a private, family-operated facility focused on animal care, family fun, and interactive education. The ranch exists on the contributions made by its guests, and currently receives no outside funding like the zoos. IHR is only open to the public 66 days out of the year so it is a very small amount of time to collect the funds needed to care for the animals' necessary feed, vet care, housing, farrier, etc. all year round. By visiting the ranch and participating in all of the wonderful activities it has to offer, you are not only investing in beautiful life-long memories with your friends and family but you are also ensuring the quality of life for each of the 200 animals finding sanctuary here at IHR. Through your generous support we are able to grow and ever improve the lives of our animals as well as share our world class educational programs with generations of guests who gain much by interacting with these magnificent creatures. We thank you for your support and your valuable investment in our efforts to improve animal care, vital education programs, and quality family fellowship.
Idle-Hour Ranch thanks you.
The staff thanks you.
And the animals thank you.
Meet the staff.....
Brian- Ranch Developmental Control, Farming, Stall Cleaning, Animal Caretaker, Head of Website Developement, Engineering, Maintenance, Lawn Care, Hay Baling, and other grunt work
Michelle- CEO "fall guy", Head of Office Communications, Promotions & Marketing, Animal Caretaker, Problem Solver, Head of Agritainment Development & Activities, Accountant, Shoulder to Cry On, and Nursery Nanny
Brittany- COO, Ranch Manager, Head of Public Relations, Staff Manager, Social Media and Website Supervisor, Kangaroo & Monkey Surrogate, and Mountain Lion Tamer
Ruth- Head of Security, and Crowd Control