Amazing Animals

TVTZ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We believe that animals are an important part of our lives and interacting with them provides significant benefits.

We are unfortunately temporarily closed due to Covid restrictions. When school field trips and outings for group homes resume we will be able to continue our work at the ranch. We hope to reopen in the Fall of 2022.

We enjoy hosting groups of all kinds and can adjust our educational/interaction programs to suit your needs. School groups, folks from retirement and residential homes, Scouts and others have all had wonderful experiences here at our special ranch. We have a variety of animals to learn about and most are touchable!

Group rates start at $`100 per hour for 10 guests. Additional guests are $5. Large groups (over 20) may be accommodated. Contact us to discuss options.

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  • We are saddened to announce that we will be suspending our public outreach days until Spring. Please stay tuned for future events!

About Us

Our Mission

We understand the positive effects animals can have on people and have made it our life’s work to bring meaningful experiences to those who need it most at reduced or no cost through scholarships. Please contact us for more information. 100% of public outreach proceeds and donations go directly to funding this mission.

How You Can Help

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations.

Goods & Supplies

We accept donations of animal feed and supplies! Contact us to set up a drop off.


Learn how your one time or monthly donation can allow a low income or person with special needs to attend our group programs for free! Sponsorships can be partial, full, or multiple and come with various benefits. Contact us for more info!

Bring your group to the ranch!

Want to learn about misunderstood desert wildlife, like scorpions, tarantulas and snakes? Are traditional farm animals more you thing? How about both? Schedule a private EDU experience! We can accommodate small or large groups (within reason). Individuals can visit on our public outreach days. While we have suspended these days until spring please keep checking back for more info.

Susan Elliott – Call or text : 520-639-5983 Email: tvaztzoo@gmail.com