Equine Assisted programs

Canine Assisted  Programs

Heroes, Horses and Hounds is a 501c3, non-profit. We are dedicated to improving our communities by helping the people and animals in them. Our mission is to rescue unwanted horses and dogs and retrain them for service. Service animals are then placed with a person in need or used in an animal assisted therapy program.

 By offering a wide variety of programs and classes we are able to reach a large number of people in need.  Our classes and programs help Veterans, Kids at risk, People recovering from strokes and using prosthetics, inmates, people with PTSD and Autism, and people struggling with addiction and alcoholism.  We also offer educational programs for schools and libraries and visits to veteran and senior centers.

Belle is looking for her match!

2 weeks ago we brought Belle, a Doberman mix into our family. She is being trained for PTSD service by Catherine Bezio as a community service project with help from Jessica Mattson, our canine coordinator and service dog trainer. We are now accepting application from veterans in need of a PTSD service dog. We would like to have a veteran who is willing to be part of our short documentary showing lives before and after rescue (for Belle) and having a service dog. Please contact us if you are interested!

Puppy Love Valentine's Gala

We are hosting our annual gala at Crestview Country Club in Agawam Ma. on Saturday Feb. 18th from 6pm-11pm! Join us for a night of dinning, dancing, silent auction, raffles, kissing booth with our animals in training and tarot readings. Only $50 per person. Bring your significant other or a group of friends. We are celebrating all kinds of love here!

Tickets can be purchased through the donation button on the donation page. Make a note that you are purchasing tickets to this event.


  • Rescue unwanted Horses and Dogs and retrain them for service
  • Train Service animals for PTSD, autism, mobility, and other needs
  • Animal Assisted programs for addiction, trauma recovery, kids at risk, inmates, PTSD, and more
  • Therapy animal visits to hospitals, veteran and senior centers
  • Educational visits to schools and libraries, Read to a miniature horse or dog
  • Train your own service or therapy dog/horse, canine good citizen
  • Inmate and veteran trained service dogs
  • Service animal evaluations (horses and dogs)
  • PT and OT programs for hospitals
  • If you would like to see any of these programs at your hospital, facility or school Please contact us! We are looking for new community partners!

Horse and Dog Rescue

Healing our communities by helping the people and animals in them

Out and About


We will be out in the community a lot the next few months. If you see us please stop and say hello. We would love to introduce you to our animals! Make sure to check on our website and facebook for new events, reading times with the minis and fund raisers!




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