“Maybe I can’t make a difference for all animals.
But, I can make all the difference for some of them.

Rocky Ridge Refuge is the result of a dream I’ve had since I was a small child; to share my life with animals, especially those needing special effort due to medical issues, or abuse and neglect.

Since settling in my present location, I’ve been working toward this animal “group home.” I now rescue and care for a variety of creatures, both exotic and the more common.

I have been involved with animals all my life, from wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, to many years working as a Veterinary Technician, dog trainer and volunteer in many animal causes. I have studied and applied alternative therapies for many of my ill or injured animals with positive results. I continue to study and learn all I can to help their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Another aspect of my life with animals is the “Pet Therapy” work I’ve done for 20 years. Whether visiting nursing homes or schools with some of the smaller animals, or having people out to my place, the gift of interacting with animals is something I love to share with others. I’ve seen some remarkable things occur over the years as a result of this healing experience.