Dean was born to an older mother, who was simply too weak to care for her son. Knowing that nursing her young would kill her, Dean’s mother abandoned him.
Though shockingly frail and starving for milk, Dean was still clinging to life when he was rescued by Caitlin Stewart, owner of Rancho Relaxo. Slowly, she nursed the baby goat back to health. He’s the friendliest, spunkiest little guy on the whole farm!
In his determination to spread joy wherever he goes, it almost seems as if Dean is saying “thanks” for his second chance at life. His favorite way to show his appreciation? Big, sloppy, wet goat kisses – not just for Caitlin, but for any man, beast, or child that crosses his path!
Meet Dean the baby goat: lover of life, giver of kisses, and best friend of every animal and human at Rancho Relaxo.
Although his mother was too weak to care for him and abandoned him shortly after birth, Dean found a new mom when he was rescued by Caitlin Stewart.
As strange as it might sound to us, Dean’s mother knew that abandoning her kid would actually be his best chance to survive.
The story of how Caitlin found Dean is heartbreaking. As she wrote on Instagram, “I drove to the farm where Dean was born and was led to a small, dark barn that was set away from the main barns. Silence. Not a noise. The farmer pointed down and to the right. There he was. A miniature thing – locked in a rusty dog crate.”
“He was not crying. He was simply curled up against the panel of the cage – staring. Without hesitation, I leaned down, unlocked the door, and scooped him up. I said nothing. I walked to my car, got in, started the engine, and drove off – with little Dean still tucked under my left arm.”
With the horrors of the past behind him, Dean is now living a life of luxury. On any given day, one might find him hanging out with his pal the dog …