Founded in 2014, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, now Jameson Humane, was named in honor of Jameson (pictured above), a brave Great Pyrenees that was rescued in Chicago by Co-Founder, Monica Stevens. A few years later in 2006, Monica and Jameson moved to Napa Valley. At 180 pounds and quite handsome, Jameson was somewhat of a celebrity in Napa Valley and years later inspired the spirit and mission of the nonprofit and brought immeasurable companionship and love to Monica and David’s lives. It was through Jameson's own rescue story that Monica and David saw beyond the traditional path of animal rescue by listening to the community and responding holistically to the needs of the animals and their human guardians. With that came the realization that as a nation, we cannot rescue our way out of the plight animals face, hence the inspiration for the animal sanctuary and rescue. Jameson lived to a beautiful age of 14.
Guided by the connection among animals, humans, and the planet, we seek to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life.
Connecting animals, humans, and our planet
Jameson Humane fosters harmony between humans, animals, and the planet to create a kinder, more compassionate world.
Back in 2014, Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane (Jameson) as a 501(c)(3) registered nonproﬁt organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life.
Guided by instincts, Jameson has not followed the traditional path of “animal rescue” but instead listened to the community and responded holistically to the needs of our animals and their human guardians.
As an impact-driven nonprofit organization that collaborates and educates to inspire change in animal welfare, not only in local communities but around the world, Jameson’s program model includes various novel solutions and approaches driven by education, prevention, and intervention.
Jameson’s work is guided by how animals, the environment, and the community are all inextricably connected.