Tag Archives: Horse Rescue
Whispering Hearts Horse Fun Open House, Hagersville, Ontario
Anytime I can combine dogs and horses (and even a cat or two), it’s a good day. July 13, 2019 was a good day – welcome to the 12th annual Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Open House/fun day fundraiser. Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue (WHHR) in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada is well known among regional horse people, first […]
Travel Peterborough, ON: PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary (for mules, horses and pigs too)
Sheila Burns is the founder, proprietor and driving force behind The PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, a registered charity on her family residence. This animal sanctuary is open to the public Thursdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm or by appointment.
A Year of Heros #5: Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
“Ownership is essential,” Lesley Bayne, director of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) says about equine rescue. “We don’t adopt animals out because you never know what happens to them,” she says. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada located in Puslinch, Ontario about one-hour west of Toronto, does indefinitely foster out several of the donkeys and […]
A Year of Heroes #4: Ralphy’s Retreat Animal Sanctuary, Norfolk, ON
Potbellied pigs are smaller than farmed pigs, and really cute as piglets – that’s the image most people see. However, farm pigs can grow up to 1000 pounds. What many people don’t know is potbellied pigs grown on average to 40 to 200 pounds – technically smaller than a pork pig, but often too big for the living room – which is why Ralphy’s Resort and Animal Sanctuary is at capacity.
A Year of Heroes #3: Dog Tales Rescue and (Horse) Sanctuary
Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary in King City, Ontario, might be the most beautiful horse farm I’ve visited yet. Not the most beautiful rescue facility, the most beautiful farm. The horses rescued here aren’t just lucky to be rescued, they’re very lucky to be rescued here. (Check out our other Year of Heroes rescue post). The […]
A Year of Heroes #2: Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue, Hagersville, Ontario
Let the celebrations begin! For ten years, Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue has saved more than 300 horses, many from dire circumstances, nursed them back to health then either retired them to the Whispering Hearts pasture or rehomed them appropriately with the expectation they will live happily ever after. The rescue celebrated this success on July […]
A Year of Heroes #1: Horse Rescue Ontario & Sanctuary (for 20 equine)
Everyone loves Spencer, even the goats. He’s literary the poster boy for the Horse Rescue Ontario Sanctuary in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada. Spencer is red Paint rescue horse who oozes personality and charm. After being injured as a yearling and unable to support a rider, Spencer’s spent most of his 18 years here at Horse Rescue […]
What do Body Lotion, Wild Horses and Charity have in common? Hint: LUSH pot.
Wild horses couldn’t keep me from buying a LUSH charity pot of lotion. Actually, wild horses were the reason I bought the 240 gram tub of hand and body lotion for $27.95 (CAD) from a retail outlet in Toronto. The photo of horses on the label got my attention. When do images of horses not […]
Hagersville, ON: Christmas Open House with Rescue Horses
Pet pics with Santa and horses? How can you resist? If you’re in the Southern Ontario area west of Hamilton head out to Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, Ontario (near my home) on December 11, 2016 (1 to 4pm). I’ll be heading there with my dog, Victor. In fact, I went out to one […]
Hagersville, Ontario: Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue
The tack shop is open and it’s for a good cause. Need another reason to buy more horse stuff? Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, Ontario (about 30 minutes west of Hamilton) renovated a barn and stocked it floor-to-ceiling with ten years of donated Western and English second-hand horse tack. A wall of saddles, piles […]