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Adopt a Farm Friend:
Bring Joy to Your Home and Theirs

Embark on a heartwarming journey with our “Adopt a Farm Friend” program. Perfect for families and children, this unique opportunity allows you to virtually “adopt” one of our beloved farm animals, like a chirpy chicken, waddling duck or gentle horse. 

Your monthly sponsorship will provide essential care for your new friend, and in return, you’ll receive joyful updates, personal stories about their lives on the ranch and a standing invitation to come and spend time with your animal.

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Understanding Our Sponsorship Program:
How It Works

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Becoming a sponsor at Longshadows Ranch is simple:

  • Meet Our Animals: Learn about each of our animals and their unique stories.
  • Choose Your Buddy: Select the animal you feel a special connection with.
  • Decide Your Sponsorship Level: Choose your monthly sponsorship level ($5/mo min)
  • Complete the Sponsorship: Fill in your details and complete the sponsorship through our secure online portal.
  • Stay Connected: Once you’re a sponsor, stay connected through regular email updates, including photos and stories about the difference your support is making, daily video updates and by visiting your animal here at Longshadows.

Not sure which animal to pick? Let's make a connection!

Choosing the right animal to sponsor is a personal journey, & we want to make it special for you. Take your time to explore and get to know our animal family. Each one has a unique personality and story, just waiting to resonate with you. Whether it’s the playful spirit of a chicken or the tranquil presence of a horse, find the one you connect with & start a meaningful friendship today! 

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Lila

Hi there, I’m Lila! I am a white mare with personality plus. I really like to eat just about anything you give me, especially carrots, apples, watermelon, and persimmons. When you come to visit I will let you pet me and we can spend time getting to know one another.

Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat a good quality dried grass, called hay, all winter long. I also get extra vitamins and minerals from a salt and mineral block that I can lick whenever my body needs salt. And it also helps keep my barn dry, cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Kai

Howdy, I’m Kai! I spent most of my life walking trails with folks enjoying a ride. Now I live at Longshadows Ranch and spend my days wandering around the pasture eating all day long. I like to be loved by everyone. My favorite treat is a crunchy apple.

I am getting older and just started eating senior grains once a day. Your monthly sponsorship helps pay for my feed which fills me up with all kinds of good nutrients. I hope to meet you one day and would love to give you a ride around the paddock.

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Josey

Hello, I’m Josey! I am the lead mare and the oldest of our herd. I am a quarter horse and live here at Longshadows Ranch and keep all the other horses in line. I like to roll on my back to give it a good scratch and my favorite food is the fresh green grass. Sometimes, I will eat a watermelon or two.

Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat a special food for a horse my age and it helps keep my barn warm and dry. I am a quiet and gentle horse, and love getting a hug and getting brushed. And, I am the best horse for giving little ones rides in the paddock!

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Smork

Hi everyone! I’m Smork, a chicken at Longshadows Ranch. I am very friendly but also very shy. I lay little white eggs every day. I love wandering around the run searching for bugs and worms and hanging out with the other hens. Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat the yummiest chicken feed through the winter and keeps fresh hay in the coop. See ya when I see ya!

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Perfection

Howdy folks! I am Perfection, one of the hens here at Longshadows Ranch. I like things to be neat and orderly. I run around all day looking for bugs and worms and hanging out with my sister-hens. Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat the yummiest chicken feed through the winter and keep fresh hay in the coop. Hope to meet you one day!

Worf

Worf

Howdy folks! I am Worf, THE rooster at Longshadows Ranch. I spend my days searching for bugs and worms and keeping my hens in line. Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat the yummiest chicken feed through the winter and keep fresh hay in the coop. See ya around!

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Smoochums

Howdy folks! I’m Smoochums, a chicken at Longshadows Ranch. I think I am the friendliest chicken and I lay an egg every day. I spend my days searching for bugs and worms and hanging out with the other hens. Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat the yummiest chicken feed through the winter and keeps fresh hay in the coop. See you soon!

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Jo

Hi everyone! I am Jo, a duck here at Longshadows Ranch. I spend my days searching for bugs and worms, swimming in my pond and hanging out with my other duck buddies. Your monthly sponsorship helps me get yummy feed through the winter and keeps fresh hay in the coop. See you around.

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Grungle

Hi ya’ll! I am Grungle, and I live at Longshadows Ranch. I am a big wig in our flock, but I am still a very friendly chicken. I spend my days searching for bugs and worms and hanging out with the other hens. Your monthly sponsorship helps me eat the yummiest chicken feed through the winter and keeps fresh hay in the coop. Come by soon!

Video Updates!

Every day we do a video with one or more of the animals. This gives our sponsors an idea of the daily life of their new animal friends. And if you happen to be here when we are filming, we can include you!

Growing Hearts And Minds

The Impact of Animal Sponsorship on Children

In the heart of every child beats a curiosity and love for animals, a connection waiting to be explored and nurtured. At Longshadows Ranch, our Sponsor a Pet program offers just that – a unique pathway for your child to bond with and learn from our farm animals. Imagine the joy and excitement in your child’s eyes as they receive monthly updates about an animal they can call their own. A horse, a chicken, or perhaps a playful goat, each with their own story and personality, becomes a part of your family’s life.

Through regular email updates, your child will not only learn about their animal’s adventures and growth but also about the responsibilities and joys of caring for a farm animal. The connection deepens with our live daily update videos, bringing the vibrant life of Longshadows Ranch right to your screens. Your child’s animal, featured in these updates, becomes a familiar friend, teaching valuable lessons about life, care, and empathy.

But the experience doesn’t end there. We warmly invite you and your family to visit us at Longshadows Ranch. Here, your child can meet their animal friend in person, and engage in a tactile experience that deepens their understanding and appreciation. Our monthly community BBQs offer a chance to immerse in the ranch life, and if your child sponsors a horse, they can even enjoy a gentle ride, feeling the bond and trust between human and animals.

For families far away, we extend an invitation for a heartwarming road trip to Longshadows. Stay in our cozy, reasonably priced cabin, and turn this into a memorable journey of connection and discovery. This experience is about more than just sponsoring an animal; it’s about opening a door to the wonders of nature and the rhythms of farm life, enriching your child’s world with real, heartfelt experiences.

Thank you for considering joining our Longshadows family through this program. Your participation does more than support an animal; it kindles a lifelong relationship with nature and teaches invaluable lessons of compassion and stewardship. This is an invitation to a journey filled with learning, love, and laughter – a journey we are excited to share with you and your family.