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Nicasio, California • Est. 2015


Hoedown 2019

Our Hoedown 2018 event helped us to raise more than $27,000 to support the animals at Rancho! Due to the addition of new animals, staff and programs over the past year, our goal is to raise $50,000 at this year's Hoedown, which will take place on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Click the “Hoedown Information & Tickets” button above for the lowdown on the Hoedown.

Hoedown Sponsors & Auction Donations

We owe many thanks to these generous individuals, organizations and businesses for supporting and providing for our animals by sponsoring this event, and by donating amazing items to be auctioned off at this year’s Hoedown. If you are interested in donating an item for our auction, please send a message to .

Hoedown 2019 Catering by Om Sabor

Sponsors & Donors

750 Wines ∙ Alexandra McCarty ∙ Alter Eco FoodsAnimal Place SanctuaryAramarkArti Cafe ∙ Bags by Carol ∙ Balboa Bay ResortBark BoxThe Bel Air TreehouseBeyond Meat ∙ Black Mountain Ranch ∙ Blackberry Creek SanctuaryBlue Water KayakBossman's Pizza ∙ Bread & Butter ∙ Bradford Portraits ∙ CA Draft Tech ∙ California Alumni AssociationCalifornia Vegan Food CompanyChef Lisa Books-WilliamsClif Family WinesCline WinesCocobella CreameryContainers Consulting ServiceCowhuggerCrooked City CiderDoshiDr. Bronner’sDrake’s Brewing Co.Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFishman SupplyFollow Your HeartFor Goodness SeykesFront Porch PetsGamba Winery in WindsorGoatlandia SanctuaryGolden State WarriorsGood Earth Natural FoodsGunas Harvest Home SanctuaryHerbivore Clothing CoThe Herbivorous ButcherJaguar BakerKelly’s Croutons ∙ Ladies in Paradise ∙ Lagunitas Brewing CompanyLittle Pine RestaurantMichael SchinnerMiyoko Schinner Miyoko's CreameryMoisture ConsultantsMoo ShoesNative FoodsNick’s On GrandNo Evil FoodsNumi Organic TeaOakland AthleticsOliver’s MarketOm SaborPier 39Phil Gelb/Sound & SavorPoint Reyes Tennis HouseRevive KombuchaRock Wall Wine CompanyRooted AwakeningRooted Coffee CoSan Jose SharksSF MOMA ∙ Sherril Miller ∙ Sjaak’s Organic ChocolatesSonoma Canopy ToursSophia JazmineSouley VeganSpa OrganicaSpirit Works DistillerySproutsStellina OsteriaThe Stolen Lives ProjectSweet Farm SanctuaryThrive MarketTimeless CoffeeTofurkyTrader Joe’sUppercase TeaV-DogVegan Donut GelatoVegan EssentialsVegNewsVegan VeganosVegan WinesWill's Vegan Shoes

Video: Hoedown 2018


A forever home

At Rancho Compasión, we provide a home to previously neglected, exploited, and abused farm animals. Founded by Miyoko and Michael Schinner, our sanctuary is nestled in the bucolic town of Nicasio, California, surrounded by beautiful redwood trees, bountiful wildlife, and a rich farming culture. We open our sanctuary to a growing number of rescued animals with the support of compassionate supporters.

 New Baby Goats!

On June 1, 2019 we adopted 2 new baby Boer goats! Here's a video of Connor and Rhita transporting the baby goats to Rancho Compasión, as well as a slideshow of the goats' first day at Rancho.

If you would like to sponsor one or both of our new goats, please click the "Sponsor a Goat" button.

Meet our family

We have a big family! We provide home for rescued goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks. Meet Reggie, Goober, Princess and much more. Life on the ranch doesn't get any better - or more compassionate - than this. 


Volunteer opportunities

It takes many hours, many hands, and many kind hearts to keep things running smoothly here, and projects always abound. We welcome occasional and regular volunteers. Come on down to the ranch and lend a hand!



From volunteer workdays, school field trips, potlucks, tours, to vineyard dinners, the Rancho is often humming with activity. Visitor Tours take place monthly from spring through fall (weather permitting) on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Check out our calendar to the right, or our Visit/Events page, for more information.