Cuoco and Sweeting, who got engaged in September after dating for just three months, want to move to a ranch outside Los Angeles "as soon as they get married," a pal of the pair dished to RadarOnline.com.
"They are scouting ranch and farm properties adjacent to but outside Los Angeles county" for a homestead the animal-obsessed pair plan to fill with creatures big and small, the source said.
The sitcom beauty, who is well known for riding horses, "is tired of her big, luxurious house in Studio City, Calif., and she and Ryan want a much bigger property where they can raise some animals and where she can have more dogs," the source revealed.
The couple's mutual love of animals "is the glue of their relationship.
“Once Kaley is done with her show, she wants to devote herself to it year round, and she needs the kind of property where that makes sense," added the source.