Kathryn’s Birthday Fundraiser

For Kathryn’s birthday this year, Ben and Kathryn are asking for donations to The Gress Mountain Ranch.

“We have chosen this public charity because their mission of ‘Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals’ is where we want to continue to best help others, both people and animals.”

Sasha, our new Pyrenean Mastiff puppy’s name means “HELPER of Mankind.”

Ben and Kathryn, the founders of this “dream” hope you will consider contributing as a way to celebrate with Kathryn.

Please help support TGMR, as we enter the 25th year of therapeutic work for both animals and people. Every little bit will help TGMR reach our goal.

Mission: Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals
The Gress Mountain Ranch is dedicated to the mutual well being of humans and animals

Our 24th Year!

The Gress Mountain Ranch is in its 24th year! At this time we are in need of volunteers for our Open Gate Farm Tour event, as well as tables that can be used for the day of the event.

We are also in need of baked goods for our annual bake sale, as well as some homemade soup and chili for our annual fundraiser.

Folks can contact the Gress Mountain Ranch to donate or volunteer their time at our phone number: 610-398-2122, or by email: gressranch@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!The Gress Mountain Ranch is always grateful for donations, our current wish list is below:


Kathryn’s Birthday Fundraiser

For her birthday this year, (yes it one of those milestones), Kathryn is asking for donations to The Gress Mountain Ranch. She has chosen our public charity to be the focus of donations, because their mission means a lot to Ben and Kathryn. Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals, is now going into our “24th year of service” to others.

Penny, our older Great Pyrenees, who is now 11 1/2yrs of age, has a number of very concerning medical diseases. Penny has neuropathy of the back and spine region, bililrubin & liver disease.

Winston is just 5 1/2yrs of age and has pancreatic disease, and a large growing tumor which will need surgical removal. We hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday. Every little bit will help TGMR reach their goal for the care of Penny & Winston.

100% of this Birthday Donation Event will go to help both Great Pyrenees dogs to afford them each good medical/surgical care.

Please feel free to share with other supporters these reasons to donate. Thank you for your support and caring love as we face both dogs’ challenges of their total care.

The link to the fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/496245599367688/5894635943937776/

2022 Open Gate Farm Tour

We need volunteers and bakers for our bake sale! If you’re willing to help, please contact The Gress Mountain Ranch at 610-398-2122.

Princess Pony

It is of the heaviest Heart & Soul I write this post.
Princess Pony fell and was down when we entered her stall today. She was calling, and Kathryn called Ben, together, we got her up again on her hooves. She had this time an injury, appeared in her knee, but it was actually, in her shoulder, when the ER Vet came out.
Earlier, Kathryn spoke with Dr. Wilbers, and we did and did do all that was recommended, but it was not helping. Then Dr. Murphy, the ER vet came out….to learn it was her shoulder…
Kathryn & Ben had to make a very difficult decision, but long term the right, to stop the pain and discomfort for Princess Pony. We made the decision to euthanize her.
She went quickly and peacefully. Princess Pony touched so many from “pony” rides, to taking her geriatric walks around the ranch by her own. Princess Pony was from a bad divorce, where she was not cared for or fed for a whole week. We were so glad to rescue her and her daughter Cookie. MiMi, has been calling for Princess Pony today…..It’s so very sad, full of grief and loss.
Princess Pony, she was our “Queen” of the ranch,and did have a golden Life here at TGMR. She was 40 years old, with a brain tumor, no teeth, almost blind, but she got around herself, until today. I am full of tears…..Live Long Princess Pony in memory…and in our hearts

Kathryn Gress Birthday Fundraiser

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to The Gress Mountain Ranch Animals. Our public charity is my lifelong dream for both the animals and the people we serve. These animals are our Teachers, Healers, & Friends.

We are an older couple, caring for over 100+ large/small, and some exotic animals. The Gress Mountain Ranch’s mission has meant a lot to us for almost 23 years in Orefield, Pennsylvania.

I do hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help us reach our goal to help our animals.

The goal is for prescription food and all the medical treatment and services for our Great Pyrenees dogs, Winston and Penny, who have pancreas and liver disease. Smokey, our sweet gray cat also has pancreatic disease.

And then there is “Princess Pony” for her specific food, medications, and horse care. These 4 animals have needed ongoing specialized medical care that will continue throughout their lives.

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to our nonprofit.

Please share our little bit of heaven on earth for all the Animals at The Gress Mountain Ranch. You are all part of the Gress Family Ranch. Thank you all. The link to the fundraiser is below:






Kathryn’s Birthday Fundraiser!




For Kathryn’s birthday this year, The Gress Mountain Ranch is asking for donations to support the animals. 

TGMR is in its 21st year. It’s a lot of years devoted to animals of all walks of life, caring for them, providing a “forever” home, and guiding them when they cross the rainbow bridge.
The most unique & intimate human-animal bond like no other is connected in hopes of TGMR’s mission. Animals Helping People & People Helping Animals.
It’s been Kathryn’s life long dream, when she first took her step into the pathway of nursing. Kathryn has chosen this public charity because their mission and the true dedication 2 Gress folks have given in these years.
TGMR’s hope is that you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with Kathryn. Every little bit will help TGMR reach this goal and hopefully, continue alittle longer.
Thank you from the Animals & 2 Gress Folks, for your support, your care, & your love, FB friends.
100% of your donation goes directly to the TGMR public charity.


Help Needed! Animal rescue struggles to get food to animals after storm, asks for volunteers to help clear snow



“The 15-acre non-profit animal rescue is buried.

‘It’s been a long three days, just spending a ton of time moving this snow around’ Kathryn says.

The Gress’ and their volunteer, Sharon Sowers, are having a tough time getting food to the more than 90 animals there.

‘Every gate is the same way,’ as they struggle to open it against the snow to get in and feed the animals.”





Coronavirus: Covid-19 Update

Due to the growing concerns of the spread of COVID-19 in our community, TGMR is committed to the safety & welfare of all people & the animals.

We appreciate our communities support during this unprecedented time. We want to do our part to keep our community safe.

At this time, we are still conducting donations by drop off. You may email ahead of time: gressranch@gmail.com or you may call after 10am at 610-398-2122. New volunteer orientation will be postponed for 2 weeks, when evaluation of the community situation will occur.

Kathryn’s Birthday Fundraiser for The Gress Mountain Ranch

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to The Gress Mountain Ranch. I’ve chosen our public charity because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. To donate, please visit my Facebook campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/185724599195474/2695842277119574/

We are in our “20th Year at TGMR”. Yes, we are living our dream, however dreams do come to an end. Hopefully, we can continue a little longer with the help of supporters like You.

My special gift for this passion of Animal-Assisted Therapy is my love for people & animals. It has been my continued dream…..of AAT(“Human-Animal Bond” to achieve leading recognition as a valuable therapeutic adjunctive modality in the helping profession of Counseling. And you & I both know: Animals & People Need Each Other….Thank you for sharing this moment in time with The Gress Mountain Ranch & all the Animals & 2 Gress Folks. And for all the ways You FB friends Support & Care for the Animals at TGMR. – Kathryn Jean Gress

TGMR is a little window of heaven in a busy world

entrance-for-tgmrThe Gress Mountain Ranch is a 501(c)(3) that serves as a sanctuary (“forever home”) for abused and neglected animals, both domestic and exotic.

The ranch is home to more than 85 animals that are utilized to provide therapy, education and volunteerism opportunities to disabled, at-risk, low-income and under-served populations.

The mission of the organization is to foster the mutual well-being of both people and animals by intertwining their lives through nurturing, learning, fun, and healing.