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Here at Layla’s Heart Ranch and Rescue, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We are dedicated to saving the lives of at risk animals through rescue by providing shelter, medical care, training and rehabilitation until loving forever homes are found. 

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|Dogs of the Month|

Each month we will highlight an adoptable dog from a local shelter and/or rescue as well as an adoptable pet from Layla's Heart Ranch and Rescue. Adoption saves lives and we want to make sure we are sharing as many pets as we can. All animals deserve a home filled with love and kindness and should be treasured. 



Let's talk about this handsome fella shall we?! Pete is a gorgeous brindle bully that is very athletic and active. Pete loves to run and play, but he also enjoys giving and getting kisses. He would love a home with an active family that will make sure to play fetch and go for walks. Pete would make a great running partner. This guy is energetic but also extremely sweet. Treats are one of his favorite things. He gets along with most dogs, but meet and greets are always recommended. He loves people, but we suggest an adult only home due to his activity level. He is a very smart pup that needs some extra enrichment to keep his mind active. He would do extremely well in an active and outdoor loving household. If you think Pete should be your newest family member apply today to meet him, just fill out an adoption form on the website!


Can you say gorgeous! Rue girl is just that, gorgeous! But she'snot just a pretty face. Rue is smart, very smart and likes to please her people. She is a working dog that is extremely loyal and wants to make you happy. She knows all of her basic commands and enjoys giving and getting kisses., head scratches are her favorite! While she isn't a fan of most other animals she loves horses and working with them on the farm. Rue needs to be an only pet, besides horses of course, but with the amount of love and companionship she provides she is all you need.  Could she be your new best friend? Apply to meet her today! I promise you won't regret meeting this perfect gal. 



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“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”


Dogs that are available to foster and/or adopt





Layla's Heart Ranch and Rescue offers premier dog boarding in addition to our rescue efforts. We always go above and beyond to make sure that your pet's stay with us is fun and safe. We understand that leaving your pup in a safe and loving environment is important to you. It's important to us, too. Our kennels are cleaned daily and thoroughly with dog safe products. Your dog will enjoy two daily walks as well as individual play time each day they are with us. We do not do group play unless you bring in multiple dogs within the same family. Does your pet need daily medicine? We ensure that they get it! Your furry family member will be housed in a kennel that has an indoor and outdoor area and they can come and go as they please. We know you will miss your pet and they will surely miss you, so feel free to call and check in on them as often as you would like!

Boarding Fees:
$50 per night



What is foster-to-adopt? Foster-to adopt is a great way to learn if one of our dogs is a good fit for your family prior to committing to adoption. When you foster-to adopt, you take the animal home as a foster and see if the relationship is meant to be. This way the dog can relax in your home and show its true personality. This also gets the dog into a home environment where they can live like a normal dog. If you decide to adopt the dog you will be required to pay the appropriate adoption fee. 



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The Faces of Our Organization




Katie Johnson, serves as the president and founder of Layla's Heart Ranch and Rescue, a dog rescue and animal sanctuary for Texas' most at risk pets and farm animals. A Colorado native and avid Denver Broncos fan, Katie has chosen to dedicate her career and life to rescuing, rehabilitating, training, and finding either forever homes or providing sanctuary for abused, neglected, and at risk animals. An animal lover since childhood, she grew up with dogs and named this rescue after her beloved golden retriever that passed away in 2018. She has experience as a foster, and volunteer and has completed training to become a high level dog handler. Katie specializes in "behavior dogs" and believes that every animal deserves a chance to have a beautiful life. When she isn't with the animals at the rescue, Katie enjoys spending time with her young son and watching him grow and learn. She is a very proud mother and also has three rescue dogs of her own. Katie strives to make the world a better place for her son to grow up and for all creatures on this Earth. 



Director of Operations

Kevin Johnson, Layla's Heart Ranch and Rescue's director of operations hails from Denver, Colorado. Kevin has had a deep love and connection with animals from a young age, which he passed down to his children. He moved to Texas to help his daughter with her dog rescue and animal sanctuary by utilizing his master carpentry skills. A carpenter for over 30 years, Kevin has built everything from custom homes, fencing, stables and barns to horse corrals. When he isn't working on the ranch Kevin enjoys playing football and soccer with his grandson and spending time with his family. He has four children and a rescue fur-baby, Eyce, which he adopted from a local animal shelter. 


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Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Layla’s Heart Ranch and Rescue an even better dog rescue and animal sanctuary than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support. We always need material as well as monetary donations for our animals to help with basic needs, rescue efforts, routine and emergency vet care. We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization. All donations go directly to the animals in our care and all donations are 100% tax deductible. 

Ways to donate: 

Give butter: https://givebutter.com/yxxhGY

Cash app: $laylasheartrandr


Venmo: laylasheartrandr

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=SH8VPKAC466A6



This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Layla’s Heart Ranch and Rescue. Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer at our rescue. There are a number of different ways such as dog walking, cleaning, taking animals out to events, social media, etc. 


Contact us today and start getting involved.




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Anatole France

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”