Dana was born in Minneapolis, MN and has left her legacy in many cities. Dana was passionate about everything she did. Dana was a firefighter for Village Fire Department in Houston, TX from 2001-2004. She was also a volunteer firefighter for the Houston Fire Department and competed in Masters powerlifting. Dana had a huge passion for animals. She was the founder of Ralphie's Place Animal Rescue, she was an Animal Control Officer at Chicago Animal Care and Control and she served as the Animal Warden in the City of North Chicago Animal Control from 2014 until she passed. Dana volunteered with countless organizations for the well being of animals and went on rescue missions for both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey areas with a group called "Operations Bring Animals Home." She spent 5 months on the ground at Hurricane Katrina; disaster response was her passion. Never doubt that one person can make a huge impact on the world, Dana inspired every human she met and saved every animal she encountered.
Dana's Heart to Hands is a group of Dana Deutsch's friends and supporters who wish to continue her legacy by supporting animals in need. The first service project was building a retreat cottage at 2nd Hand Ranch that is dedicated to Dana and her passion for nature and animals. The little house named DANA'S RETREAT is a place for people to come stay and get away from the hustle and bustle to recharge with nature.
Dana's Retreat off grid meaning there is no running water, but there is an adorable outhouse and we do supply 5 gallons of handwashing and cleanup water. We hope to design an outdoor shower soon. Its camping for folks that aren't interested in sleeping in a tent LOL. But there are cleared areas to put up a tent for a gathering of more than just 3-4 people.
Keep watching this page for updates on details on how to spend the night in this very unique place.
Click HERE to follow our FaceBook Page and book an over night. We are asking for a suggested donation of $100 a night and a $25 cleaning fee. We are listed on Air BnB if you are interested in staying at this magical place. Of course you can always donate more as every single penny from this little house goes to rescuing animals of all types and our spay and neuter program helping our community. In less than a year we have spayed and neutered (with our lovely vet Miller Veterinary Services) over 600 pets in our community.
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Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. Located at 2nd Hand Ranch & Rescue, this tiny house in the timber was built to share the beauty of nature with folks that want to camp.... but not really camp. This 12x12 house is off grid with a cute outhouse nestled in the timber behind the wildlife rescue. Relax and unplug for the weekend and know 100% of the fee goes to the animal rescue. We bring your supplies up via Gator as you hike the trail up. PLEASE NOTE: NO RUNNING WATER/SHOWERS