Equine Assisted programs

Canine Assisted  Programs

Horse and Dog Rescue

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.

  • 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!


Belle has found her match!

6 months ago we brought Belle, a Doberman mix into our family. She has been trained for PTSD service by Catherine Bezio as a community service project with help from Jessica Mattson, our canine coordinator and service dog trainer. Rachelle Lacroix, a navy veteran, contacted us and met Belle. Last week Rachelle began working with Belle and they are a wonderful pair! Watch our facebook page for updates and the second half of our mini documentary about service dogs and PTSD!

Paws and Pints

We Will be hosting our Dog Friendly Beer Festival on September 16th at the Hadley Young Men's Club in Hadley! There will be a pavillion with a bar for sampling and purchasing Beer,cider and wine.  There will also be demos, dog activities and contests, bands, food trucks and vendors. VIP entry at 12, General admission entry at 1. Festival ends at 6:30.

(If you would like to be a vendor please contact colleen through this site)

$15 for general admission tickets,

$10 for people under 21 and those not drinking.

$25 for VIP tickets

Children under 5 are free

Free on site parking.

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


Our Mission!


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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Our Services

Healing our communities by helping the people and animals in them


  We have 2 adorable 10 week old puppies for adoption. They are mystery mutt siblings, the best kind of dog! Lizzie (looks like chihuahua/terrier mix) and Monkey (looks like lab/beagle mix). Both are great with kids and people, dogs, horses and chickens. They will be fine with cats with proper introductions. Please check our facebook page for updates and contact us for an application and to set up a meeting!