Raising Star Ranch

Toy and Mini Australian Shepherds

....and other Hobbies!

Welcome to Raising Star Ranch! Our ranch is a huge blessing for us, but is and will always be a work in progress. We have had it since 2013 but only established in 2015 when my husband, Kendal, and I started to work together in making it what it is and will be. I have an enormous love for animals that, at times, might be a little more than Kendal would like it be. With that said, he has allowed me to be a stay at home as a farm animal and dog mom. Kendal works outside the ranch, of course, but he has a big part here at the ranch with me.

Kendal and I have big plans for our small, 12 acre, ranch that we call home. One of the first tasks was to come up with a name. Since Star, our filly, was born and raised here and has a special place in our hearts it's only fitting that the ranch be named after her. (We do not breed or show horses. Our horses are for pleasure riding and lawn art.)

Our primary hobby is raising and breeding ASDR Toy and Mini Australian Shepherds. Our Aussies are raised and bred to reflect the awesome beauty, intelligence, and agility of Australian Shepherds. Our goal is to share with others our love of this breed and provide your family with beautiful, socialized, well tempered, loved puppies that conform to the breed standard.

I never knew that this is something I would do with my life but this breed is so special and so enjoyable that I love having the opportunity to do so. So by default, its Kendal's hobby too. His favorite saying is "Happy Wife, Happy Life". I'm ok with that...HaHa! But of course, I love and appreciate him everyday for all the beautiful blessings he's brought into my life.

Some other things we do on the ranch.....grow fruits and vegetables with the goal of freeze drying and canning fruits and vegetables, sauces and jellies. This is one of the things that is still in the works. We raise goats and chickens for meat, and eggs too!

We also have Anatolian Pyrenees Ranch Dogs. These Dogs are the best for protecting livestock from coyotes and other predators. They are also our loyal companions in which we breed occasionally.

As you can tell we are very busy! We are also creative. I like to paint and will create a custom painting of your pet (or anything that you like and have a picture of). We also make custom Corn Hole Boards, which is a great fun game to take anywhere for all ages to enjoy!