Carefree Ranch Pet Resort is located in beautiful Vero Beach, Florida

just 5 minutes from the Indian River Mall and 15 minutes from the beach. 



The ranch is owned and operated by Hedi Headley and Helen McKnight. 

It was Hedi and Helen’s inspiration to create a place of beauty and comfort for people and animals to enjoy each other in a safe environment.  Hedi and Helen have achieved their goals in Carefree Ranch and they are ready to welcome you with their many pet activities.

In the past Carefree Ranch also offered a Summer Horse Camp and many of the youth were ‘kids at risk’. 

Carefree Ranch is still proud to work with ‘kids at risk’ with horses.  These are children who have suffered abuse or other emotional concerns.  Horses, and working with these giant gentle beasts, can enhance children’s lives in ways we are just beginning to comprehend. The owners have degrees in Equine Science from Scottsdale College in Arizona.  They have also been licensed by the state of Florida with over 150 hours of training to work with emotionally handicapped children.  They are dedicated to their work with children that need therapeutic or emotional support with horseback riding lessons.


Currently, Hedi and Helen’s focus is squarely on their newest endeavor, Carefree Ranch Pet Resort while they enjoy their semi-retirement years.


Carefree Ranch Pet Resort offers Horse Boarding, Horse Leasing, Dog Boarding along with other furry friends, and farm raised Koi and Tilapia Fish.


Dog Boarding