Southport Florida

Heartland Rescue Ranch


Dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, re-homing, and education

Heartland Rescue Ranch is a As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has been the refuge for thousands of animals rescued, rehabilitated, re-homed, or sanctuaried for over 10 years.

Founded by long-time animal lover and rescuer, Amy Shepherd. We are a safe haven for over 100 sanctuaried animals and help as many others as we can. We welcome visitors by appointment. We also invite groups and schools to come out! If you would like more information please get in touch.

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How you can Help

Make a Donation

Animal rescues rely on the kindness of donations to help fund veterinarian bills and other necessary supplies. Our animal rescue is no different–we are always in need of help. If you are considering making a donation, money is always useful to help cover the costs of medical bills. However, we also accept donations of items such as towels, blankets, pet food, and toys. These items help to make the animals more comfortable as they wait to be adopted into their forever homes. No matter what you decide to donate, your generosity will be greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping us to care for the animals under our protection. Thank you for your consideration!

Consider Fostering

Animal rescues are always in need of help. One way you can help is by fostering an animal. This involves temporarily taking an animal into your home and providing love, care, and attention. It is a rewarding experience, and it helps to socialize the animal, preparing it for a forever home. If you are interested in fostering an animal, please contact your local animal rescue. We would be happy to match you with an animal that needs your help. Thank you for considering foster care. Together, we can make a difference for animals in need.



Visit our Tee Store- Purpose To The Tee

Proceeds from our sales help better the lives of children and animals.

Right now, we are offering three types of shirts you can purchase, Rescue Rags, Shell Island and Southern Salt.

Rescue Rags

Rescue Rags are fun, colorful, and whimsical comfy shirts featuring the types of animals we have rescued over the years at Heartland Rescue Ranch in Panama City, Florida. These shirts are so soft that you’ll never want to take it off, even when you’re not lounging around the house all day. They make perfect gifts for animal lovers and those who love fun tees.

Southern Salt

Southern Salt was literally a God-given name. However, that’s not why these shirts are any more special than your other tee. This powerhouse collection features styles for those who love the sea. If you’re looking for your next go-to top or shirt, trust us when we say these shirts are super comfy and will be perfect for you all year round! These shirts would make wonderful gifts too!


We have been busy

We have come to the aid of animals in the Bay, Washington, Jackson and other surrounding counties for over ten years. We have taken in animals that include horses, pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, goats and more. 

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