Shoestring City Ranch is in its 14th year and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization we offer a unique opportunity for individuals of all ages to engage in hands-on learning about animal care and farm life. Our facility is 100% volunteer based and we rely 100% on donations to care for the animals. Many types of animals have found sanctuary at our ranch and we have several animals available for adoption.

Volunteer with the Horses

Come spend your Sunday afternoon at our ranch in the high desert with our horses. Learn all the ins and outs of how to care for a horse. Ages 9 and up welcome to come out and pitch in.

Please bring water, sunscreen and wear closed toed shoes. We kindly ask for a $20 donation to help buy a bail of hay for our horse friends.

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Tacos and Tails Event in Phelan, CA

October 19th 3 pm to 6 pm

Join us for our next event! Tacos and Tails including a taco truck. Come out to meet all of our animals and have some fun!

Hay Fundraiser Thank you!

On behalf of everyone at Shoestring City Ranch, I want to extend our deepest gratitude for your generous support. Our first fundraising event in Big Bear City on June 9th was fantastic and your contribution means the world to us!

Your donation plays a crucial role in helping us continue our mission of providing educational experiences and exceptional care for our beloved animal residents. It is supporters like you who make our work possible, and we cannot thank you enough for your kindness and support.

Once again, thank you for your generosity. Your support enables us to make a positive impact in our community, and we look forward to sharing more updates with you as we continue our journey.

Happy Trails,

Karen Thompson

Founder & President