My name is Matt Perella and I have been blessed with two of the world’s most amazing animals. Buck, my buckskin quarter horse; and Raffe, my rescue dog that is an Alaskan Malamute mixed with Australian Sheppard. Their existence has brought me hope for life, and we hope to pass this blessing on to others. These two animals have helped m
My name is Matt Perella and I have been blessed with two of the world’s most amazing animals. Buck, my buckskin quarter horse; and Raffe, my rescue dog that is an Alaskan Malamute mixed with Australian Sheppard. Their existence has brought me hope for life, and we hope to pass this blessing on to others. These two animals have helped me get through tough times. The animals that we rescue at the Righteous Life Rescue Ranch will help others get through their tough times as well
We are setting out to build The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch for retired horses and death row dogs. We are going to provide extensive training for dogs with aggression problems so that they can be donated to Veterans with PTSD as companion dogs.
We will also rescue retired horses so that they may live out their days in a comfortable sanctuary environment with plenty of space for horses to graze and run around. These horses will also be used for equine therapy for special needs people, Veterans suffering from PTSD, or to anyone who needs the comfort these majestic animals have to offer.
The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch founder’s dog, Raffe, was unfortunately in a shelter for 3.5 years and on death row. A death row dog refers to a dog that is borderline deemed as non-adoptable because of aggression or another personality trait that makes them unsafe to be around people or other animals. After Raffe was rescued, it only took 4 months for Matt Perella to get him properly trained to be a domesticated dog. There are many dogs in the same position as Raffe, and we are going to provide the proper training to get them ready to be donated to veterans suffering from PTSD as their companion dogs.
The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch will provide rescue to any unwanted horses out there.
Most horses are rideable until they are 20-24 years old. If healthy, they can live up to 35 years. Some healthy horses can have 10 years of life after they retire, but just because they can’t go on a trail ride anymore, pull a carriage, or help around the farm, doesn’t mean they have to be euthanized. They can still live fun, happy lives in the right place.
We are going to build this sanctuary because there are many horses being euthanized due to the lack of funding and facilities for them. At the Righteous Life Rescue Ranch, retired horses will be loved and cared for. Some of the horses will be severely malnutritioned or lame. We will provide the care to properly rehabilitate these horses back to a healthy state. We will make sure that all the horses we rescue will be on a structured diet plan and a customized exercise routine based on their abilities. The horses will have routine vet checks and farrier appointments keeping them in great overall health.
The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch will provide equine therapy to Veterans with PTSD, special needs, and anyone seeking inner peace, and overall improved health. Our horses are going to offer comfort and connection to people in need of a righteous life full of inner peace. It is scientifically proven that equine therapy reduces anxiety, depression, blood pressure and heart rate through physiological changes. Studies show that animal-assisted therapy reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. Our horses will produce positive results in improving our guests’ mental health.
The Righteous Life Rescue Ranch trail rides will be available 7 days a week, weather-dependent, for ages 10+, with a weight limit of 240 pounds.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Public Guided Educational Nature Trail Rides (Up to 6 People)
1 Hour: $65/person
2 Hours: $110/person
Private Guided Educational Nature Trail Rides (Up to 6 People)
1 Hour: $85/person
2 Hours: $130/person