Meet Our Animal Co-Therapists

 
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Meet Ziggy

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I’m a 6-year-old black lab mix and I have really long legs! I was originally rescued from the Canyon City Humane Society by the The Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program in Colorado.

When I first met Shanti, we instantly connected, and I was so excited when she brought me home forever! Shanti and I are a proud certified Canine Good Citizen team!

Shanti says I’m good at building relationships because I’m both playful and mellow, very smart, attentive, and caring. My favorite things to do are play in the waves at the ocean, chase my ball, and meet new people. I hope to meet you soon!

 

Meet Justice

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Neigh! I’m Justice. I’m a 7 year old, buckskin, quarter horse gelding. My mom was originally rescued when she was in foal by Zuma’s Rescue Ranch in Colorado.

Shanti and I met when I was three and we knew we were soul mates! Two years later, I moved to my forever home with Shanti in California. I’m curious, playful, good at problem solving, and I like to be in relationship.

I’m still a bit of a teenager but maturing every day and starting to work as a therapy horse! I will have lots of lessons to teach you about setting healthy boundaries and believing in yourself. I hope to meet you out at the ranch!

 

Meet Loki

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Neigh! I’m Loki. I’m a 12-year-old, paint, quarter horse mare. I came from the CHANGE program of Sonoma County because I didn’t have enough to eat, shelter, or appropriate care at my old home. They tell me I was neglected and sharing my story is hard sometimes. When I met Shanti, I instantly connected with her heart and let her know I wanted to be a therapy horse for kids with similar life experiences.

I LOVE being a therapy horse and sharing my gifts of sensitivity, intuition, grace, patience, acceptance, and heart. My favorite things to do are roll, take mid-morning naps, and connect from the heart. I also really like hanging out with Justice even though he can be an annoying teenager sometimes! I love working with kids and I’ll let you know when it’s time for us to work together.

 

Meet Kai

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Bleat! I’m Kai. I’m a 2-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat.

My brother Jets and I came from a family farm in Cotati, CA. When Shanti met me, she knew I wanted to be a therapy goat because I’m so social!

The kids I work with say that I’m outgoing, kind, funny, and a good brother. Sometimes, they call me “attention seeking”, whatever that means! My favorite things to do are butt heads with my sheep sibling, Dillon, and get ear scratches. I also absolutely LOVE IT when kids come to hang out with me.

 

Meet Jets

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Bleat! I’m Jets. I’m a 2-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat.

My brother Kai and I came from a family farm in Cotati, CA. You can tell me from my brother because I have brown spots.

The kids I work with say that I’m sensitive, shy, introverted, and caring. My favorite things to do are take mid-morning naps in the sun and hang out with my sheep siblings. I like it when you come to hang out but I’m also fine doing my own thing.

 

Meet Dillon

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Baaa! I’m Dillon. I’m an East Friesian sheep and less than a year old.

My brother, sister, and I came from Toluma Farm in Tomales, CA. My mom was not able to take care of me when I was born, which is why Shanti adopted and bottle fed me.

I’ve been told that I’m bold and social. I’m the biggest of my siblings. My favorite things to do are butt heads with my goat sibling, Kai, and get face rubs from you!

If you come to visit, I will definitely say hi. Don’t worry about my siblings, they can be a little shy.

 

Meet Fallon

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Baaa! I’m Fallon. I’m an East Friesian sheep and less than a year old.

My brother, sister, and I came from Toluma Farm in Tomales, CA. My mom was not able to take care of me when I was born, which is why Shanti adopted and bottle fed me.

When Shanti learned that Dillon and I were brothers, she had to take both of us. I’m definitely not as outgoing as my brother but will say a quick hello and then go hang with my siblings. My favorite things to do are eat blackberries and be there for my siblings.

 

Meet Toluma

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Baaa! I’m Toluma. I’m an East Friesian sheep and less than a year old.

My brothers and I came from Toluma Farm in Tomales, CA. My mom was not able to take care of me when I was born, which is why Shanti adopted and bottle fed me. I was told I was very sick as a lamb. I’m the smallest of my siblings and the only girl.

My brothers’ think they’re smart but I outsmart them every day. I’ve been told that I’m sweet, caring, and gentle. My favorite things to do are connect from the heart and eat blackberries.

When you come to visit, I’ll say hi but then get back to munching blackberries, so don’t be offended.


 

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