For the LOVE of HORSES & PONIES
Part of the magic here has to do with the integrity of our mission. Our combined efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals stem from a foundation of respect, kindness, clear intention and a humble desire to learn from every animal in our care.
Our rescue is located on the grounds of a serene and magnificent, private horse farm in Westchester County NY. Not only does the farm provide a sanctuary for homeless dogs it also provides sanctuary for special equines in need. As with our dogs the ponies and horses are given all they need to go to live happy and fulfilling lives. Some become "homies" at the farm.. many others are adopted to loving homes!
What do we do for a pony who arrived terrified of human contact, including eye contact! Space. Options. Choices. We ask.. we listen. Pip tells us everything! We provide a consistently friendly, consistently calm and consistently interesting environment for him to explore at will. His will! We invite but don't pressure. Kristin has had blast investing her time heart and mind in this curious little guy and we are in the process of creating a special page to tell Pips story and what we and he have learned and loved in our time together!
A very special thank you
goes out to our fellow dog lover and adopter,
Bernice Manocherian and her "baby-heart" Poodle mix Tali for the gift of 2 new fenced yards for our "littles" ..
Bern and her "Baby-Heart" Tali
These easily accessed yards have made a life so much easier for our wee little dogs and their handlers! Most dogs come to us with little or no experience of leash walking so until now there was a lot of time and effort involved in getting everyone out to the yards. Now all the littles can play together and while weather is so nice they run in and out of the house to yards! This makes everyone happier and our leash training pressure free & easier for all!! Thank you Bernie and Tali!!
DOG OF THE MONTH
Our little blonde boy Jack is a ton of fun! He arrived to us a shy and fearful pup who just wanted to hide! Jack has been having a lot of new adventures and experiences.. all such fun.. he has made loads of friends, canine and human.. has a number of play groups, enjoys long and short walks, romps in the yards.. his little noses busy catching every little whiff.. he even does that head up nodding sniff.. so cute!! Jack loves special treats and that's an easy way to make friends with him! He still has brief spaz out reactions here and there with new stimuli but he has learned that most everything turns out to be no big deal so he quickly recovers! This little guy is a treasure! He is still young and inexperienced but he walks nicely on a leash and is quite easy to care for.
A few of Jack's FRIENDS available for adoption
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Unlike so many incredibly effective rescues whose mission it is to save as many animals in need as possible, we chose to be an organization that takes in animals not so easily adopted & often left behind because they, for a variety of reasons required more time and a smaller pool of uniquely capable & dedicated adopters. Over the dozen or so years we have been blessed to have taken in many animals from desperately needy shelters, mostly in southern states. While we will continue to provide sponsorship for for the overwhelming number of dogs in southern states, we have learned a lot about helping the special needs animals and have been partnering more and more with our local shelters to assist them with their hard to place dogs by taking them into our care.
More to come!
ALL of us at LOVE DOGS, HORSES & PONIES possess an unquenchable passion for learning everything about and from all animals in our care. We have in so many ways, so many times come to know from every dog, horse and pony how it feels to be completely in the moment, consciously aware, open, intentional, and playfully curious! We understand that even as human beings these qualities of life are as profound and fundamental to us as they are to animals and when we permit ourselves to be led by those innate qualities, life, love and belonging occupy the essential, fulfill our purpose.. and unleash possibilities unimagined!
Each of us here at Love Dogs has had numerous & layered stories of aha experiences over so many years with an amazing variety of animals & we'd love to share so that you too can fully enjoy of the endless gifts animals have to offer us!
Whilst we reorganize and update our website to make navigating this realm simple and clear there are still a multitude of somewhat disorganized postings, videos, stories etc that will give you a taste of what's to come!!!
- Recently Adopted -
Spotlight on LOVE DOGS HOMIES!
Whats a "HOMIE"you may ask?! To us a Homie is a dog that WE "ADOPT" with great LOVE , affection and complete devotion. These are dogs that have demonstrated need of a VERY specialized home. They are magnificent creatures that have more subtle language, not easily understood by most dog lovers, thrive in incredibly wonderful ways with people who "get" them but have potential to cause harm if they are misunderstood in moments of miscommunication.