Pet Therapy & Sanctuary Organizations
Magical minis - Way more than pets!
Below are mini therapy and sanctuary organizations around the country. All enhance the lives of people of all ages, bringing joy and offering love and hope. Please visit these sites and perhaps find an organization near you.
Happiness on 4 Hooves | Perris, California
Registered therapy mini horses visit over 150 facilities and events each year in Southern California with the goal of bringing smiles to faces and making connections with their hearts. Our minis have been continually trained with the outcome of horses that are calm and love to be with people. Out goal it to help as many people as we can find the joy in interacting with our mini horses. www.happinesson4hooves.org
Hearts and Hooves Therapy | Ramona, California
Hearts and Hooves Therapy enhances the lives of children and adults of all ages and ability with a different kind of therapy at their ranch and offsite in San Diego County. With mini horses and other farm animals they provide Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with a mental health professional, social worker, etc., and Animal Assisted Activites (AAA), interaction between animals and people, such as petting and grooming. www.heartsandhoovestherapy.org
Saving Grace Mini Horse Rescue | Emmet, Michigan
Saving Grace is an animal welfare organization dedicated to providing a safe haven for healing and rehabilitation. They provide help, hope and loving life-long homes to miniature equine that have been seized, surrendered or suffered gross abuse and neglect. www.sgminihorserescue.com
Seven Oaks Farm | Hamilton, Ohio
Serving others, Bringing Joy, Offering Hope
Seven Oaks offers therapeutic services through the use of miniature horses to serve others, bring joy and offer a sense of hope. Using horses’ ability to connect with children and adults in a very special way leads to tremendous benefits for both people and horses. Minis bring joy and comfort to those in hospitals, special facilities, and in emergency situations. They even delight people at community events, and at the Cincinnati Airport. www.therapyhorses.com
So. Cal Mini Sanctuary | Hemet, California
The largest mini horse rescue and sanctuary in the nation, So Cal Mini Sanctuary has rescued over 300 minis from difficult situations, including abuse and neglect. They do everything possible to give these wonderful minis the opportunity to have the loving, safe home they deserve. Sanctuary volunteers work tirelessly to rehabilitate the minis to overcome their sad history with humans and find them caring, forever homes with loving people. Some who have suffered too much will live out their lives in the safety of the sanctuary, which is rated Platinum level on Guide Star. http://www.socalmini.org
Triple H Mini Horse Rescue | Bismarck, North Dakota
Triple H means help, hope and home for miniature horses who are rescued, nurtured and rehabilitated. Many have been seized, surrendered or suffered abuse and/or neglect. Triple H gives these minis (and cats!) healthy, happy lives. www.hhhmhr.org