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Ranch Team

We are a diverse team here to serve our community and provide the space for healing through connection to animals and nature.


Our Story

This Ranch was a vision manifested after many years of dreaming and hard work. Tammy & Allan were both farm kids heavily involved in their respective rural communities growing up which included several years in 4-H and being involved in their families beef and grain farming operations. Tammy's interests lie more in the equine side of things, and Allan in poultry and water fowl.

Tammy founded Family Counselling Centres in 2013 and began practicing animal-assisted therapy the year prior. She then began training other therapists in AAT and started an internship program for masters-level counselling students. She formerly leased a facility to conduct the therapeutic services, but when this property came available she knew it was the program's forever home. 

The ranch not only offers counselling services (group and individual) but is the Alberta chapter training facility for Animal-Assisted Therapy through the non-profit organization Tammy founded in 2021: Child-Centered Animal-Assisted Therapy Association ( The ranch also provides volunteer opportunities for youth to be involved with the care of the therapy animals, serves as a venue for local wedding & family photographers, and in 2022 will be offering the opportunities for corporate retreats & trainings.


Meet The Team



Allan Carruthers

Owner & Poultry Breeder
Allan is an engineer and hobby farms on the side. You will find him tending to animals and fixing/maintaining things around the ranch.


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