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With the ultimate goal of keeping responsible pet owners/families and their pets together, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR) administers funds (via application process) to assist Napa County residents and their pets with the following needs and expenses:

1. Food;

2. Needed emergency medical attention and care;

3. Behaviorist in cases where animal behavior warrants it;

4. Landlord-required pet deposit;

5. Spay/neuter.

As we value the family unit staying together, JARR believes these proactive and preventative measures go a long way. Tearing animals away from their families is painful on all involved, so we strive to keep pets together with their loving owners!


For an application, please contact Amanda at or 707.815.0344.


Success Story: Matilda

"I'm in tears with so much emotion. Our property management said okay to allowing Matilda with a larger deposit. What your program does is truly amazing! An absolute blessing. My sweet six-year-old can come home thanks to you.”

-Cheri & human kids (Jacob and Julia)


Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch (JARR) has a wonderful program called “Fospice” (combination of Foster and Hospice). Our program encompasses caring for animals — companion and domestic — that have terminal illnesses or medical needs that may be too overwhelming for someone to consider a normal adoption.

These pets get dropped off at shelters often, just because of their age. They are sad, scared, and confused about their fate. Our goal is to make them happy, give them the dignity they deserve, and make their last days their finest. 

JARR engages foster parents that provide palliative care and a safe, loving home for the remainder of their lives. We cover the medical costs and offer support and guidance to the foster parents.  

Meet Hank

One of our favorite boys, and Fospice program firsts. Though we lost our beloved Hank to cancer, the end of his life was perhaps his happiest thanks to his two incredible Fospice moms — Kimberly and Kristi. When we rescued him, Hank was 11 years old and we were told he’d be with us for 3 months. He had an inoperable malignant tumor the size of watermelon on his shoulder, and was placed into our Fospice program where we pledged to do everything we could to keep Hank comfortable until the very end. Hank is the reason we do what we do. RIP, Hank!

We have been asked by many supporters about their desire to either sponsor a fospice animal, or donate to our overall fospice program. What a great idea! If you’d like to donate specifically to the Fospice Program, please click here and be sure to type the words “Fospice Program” within the NOTES field. These donations will be earmarked for our Fospice Care animals allowing JARR’s efforts to continue for this heartfelt, meaningful program. Please contact Deassa Binstock at for more information.

“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?”

–Sir Walter Scott

Forever Foster

This JARR program allows senior citizens, identified through our Meals on Wheels partner, to foster senior animals. Donors, seniors, and JARR come together to create an amazing experience for the animals. Donors’ support allows JARR to cover the costs of the food, vet bills, and other pet needs so seniors on limited incomes have the ability to truly nurture and enjoy the animals in their care. Thank you to our senior foster families and to the donors that make this program possible!

Shirley was retired and living alone until she heard about JARR's Forever Foster program. We spend time talking with senior citizens to make the perfect fit between a pet companion and a senior citizen. When we talked with Shirley, it was clear she was looking for an older cat that would be happy to sit on her lap and just be loved all day. We happened to have a senior cat in foster that was looking for his forever companion, too. Shirley and her 13-year-old Angel have been best friends since day one and calls him her ”Baby Angel." Shirley used to pass the time by smoking and now her neighbors say they never see Shirley smoking, because all she wants to do is be with her Baby Angel. This makes us smile! Do you know a senior that would benefit from a pet companion to enrich their life? Please contact Deassa Binstock at for more information.


Join Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch for our year-round Paws On Wheels Pet Food Drive!

Our goal is to assist low- income families, homeless, and seniors from having to surrender their pet companions, due to the financial stress of keeping them fed each month.

JARR Ambassadors will be on-hand at the locations listed below, to accept your thoughtful donations of Dry Cat and Dog Food,  during these events. Cash donations are always welcome and will be used to purchase much needed, additional pet food to help keep as many animals fed as possible.

 Drop off locations throughout Napa include...

Browns Valley Market, Napa

Vallergas Market , Napa

Pet Food Express, Napa

Sunshine Market, St. Helena

Safeway, St. Helena

Cal-Mart, Calistoga

Thank you for your help in keeping the animals fed.  Please contact or 707.322.4563 with any questions or if you have donations that we can pick up for you.

We are so proud that our Napa Community is actively supporting our efforts with their incredible donations made at our participating store locations. Thanks to all who are helping us fight to reduce (and one day eliminate) pet hunger in the Napa Valley!

JARR collects and distributes dog  and cat food on a monthly basis to pets in Napa County through:  

300 pounds to Community Action Napa Valley Food Pantry / Low-Income Families
500 pounds to Seniors Citizens via the Meals on Wheels Program
125 pounds to the Homeless 


Contact: Brenda Burke at

Read about: Paws on Wheels Pet Food Drive — History

Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar is a cage-free, no-kill adoption center for cats based in Napa. It is the first of its kind in the Napa Valley and is operated by Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The center is named after JARR’s past WineaPAWlooza Auction Chair, Vanessa Conlin’s beloved cat who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2016. 

Guests are able to enjoy couch time and play with our adoptable feline friends!



Hours: Friday – Monday from Noon – 6 pm

Address: 1009 Caymus St., Napa, CA 94558 

Phone: 707.501.0016

Reservations are not required, however, if a party wishes to come at a specific time, please call ahead so we can reserve a spot for you. See below for additional visitor information.


Due to high overpopulation and the surrendered cat rate locally, Ella's exists first and foremost to serve the Napa community. Our mission is to provide a safe sanctuary for unwanted healthy cats in a cage-free environment and to find happy, loving forever homes for adoptable cats. Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar will also serve as an educational center for responsible pet guardianship and to extend the JARR mission to prevent overpopulation through spay and neuter.

  • Visits are limited to one hour per group.
  • Group sizes are limited to four guests in the cat house at one time.
  • A maximum of two children are allowed per group, and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adoption applications are available on-site and here.  
  • Home checks for adoptions are required. Adoptions are limited to the Bay Area.
Curt and I are so touched and honored to have Ella’s Cathouse & Catnip Bar named after our sweet little friend. She was a rescue herself—a feral kitten born on the neighbor’s porch—but she rescued everyone she met. She had an instinct for knowing when we were under the weather or having a hard time, and she would stay by our side. She was truly beautiful, inside and out, and she would have been so proud that JARR chose her as the face of this adoption center for other kitties like her!
— Vanessa Conlin

Recent Press...

Generation Wags
Feb. 10, 2017
The Pawsitive Trend of Cat Cafes and "Mew" Partnerships

Napa Valley Register
Feb. 3, 2017
Ella's CatHouse & Catnip Bar takes over Napa Storefront

Econo Times
Jan. 25, 2017
Ella’s CatHouse & Catnip Bar Opens in World Famous Napa Valley

Eater San Francisco
Jan. 19, 2017
Four Things To Know Today

Jan. 18, 2017
Cat House Set to Open In Napa

Democratic Underground
Jan. 16, 2017
A special cafe coming to Napa

St. Helena Star
Jan. 12, 2017
New JARR cat café coming to Napa

Cat house mural by Sarah Reddish / CatHouse photos on this page by Sally Seymour.