Equine Assisted programs

Canine Assisted  Programs



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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 save two lives at once by rescuing unwanted horses and dogs and retraining them for service and animal assisted programs.

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 are designed to help Veterans, Kids at risk, People recovering from strokes and using prosthetics, inmates, and people with PTSD and Autism.

We also offer educational programs for schools and libraries. 

Heroes Mutt Strut

Join us on Saturday, June 22 2019 for the first ever Heroes, Horses and Hound's Mutt Strutt! 

  This dog friendly walk-a-thon will be raising money to support the training and care of Baloo and Frank, The two service puppies in training we donated in April to Two children with Autism.

    We donate one or two service dogs every year to a family/person who cannot afford the cost of a service dog. Training a puppy from start to finish often runs around $25,000. We are raising $10,000 and donating the rest of our training time. The money raised at theis year's Mutt Strutt will go towards the training and care of Baloo and Frank. 

Register and fundraise either as a team, or an individual, and create a customizable, online and easy to share fundraising page.

Heroes, Horses and Hound's Mutt Strutt

June 22, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Belchertown Public Schools
59 State Street, Belchertown, MA 01007 

Day of registration and check-in begins at 12:30 in the pavilion.

Participant Registration: 
Adults $10, Youth (10-18) $5,

Child (<10) Free, Family $20

Click Here to Register Online

We found a farm!

We have moved into our new home in Sunderland, Ma! Our little farm has been started. We have the animals home and some of the fencing up. We are working on finishing the project. We need one more shed barn to house the horses for the winter, more electric fencing and posts, sheds for hay, grain and tack storage. Do you have some spare time to help get the farm fenced and sheds built? Please contact us to set up a time to help or drop of donations of materials and fencing!

Heroes' rescue dogs, service dogs in training and training classes now have a building!

After many months of ups and downs and twists and turns we have finally closed on a building to house our programs, training classes, rescue dogs and dogs in training!

  The building is huge and will allow us to not only run our non profit but also offer valuable services to our clients both canine and human! From doggie daycare and boarding, grooming, Dog friendly events, sensory friendly events, a co-op wellness center and community room our new home is going to be able to serve many people and dogs in our community!

   We will be having a soft opening in June and a grand opening event this fall when a lot of the improvements we have planned are finished!

  Like and Follow our facebook page for details and future events!   

Support Heroes While Shopping

If you enjoy shopping on amazon you can use the link below to make a difference for the animals we rescue and programs we run. 100% of the proceeds go to animals in training and our programs. And it won't cost you anything!

Simply copy and paste this link into your browser window:


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!


Saving two lives at once by rescuing unwanted horses and dogs to be retrained for service and animal assisted programs - designed to give disabled people their independence. 

Our Services

Our Mission!

  • Rescue unwanted Horses and Dogs and retrain them for service
  • Train Service animals for PTSD, autism, mobility, and other needs
  • Animal Assisted programs for trauma recovery, kids at risk, inmates, PTSD, autism and more
  • Rescue and adoption of dogs in high kill shelters and slaughter bound horses
  • Educational visits to schools and libraries, Read to a miniature horse or dog
  • Train your own service or therapy dog/horse
  • canine good citizen and obedience training
  • Inmate and veteran trained service dogs
  • Service animal evaluations (horses and dogs)
  • PT and OT programs for hospitals and private practice
  • 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!

2nd Annual Pups and Pints:

Sept. 30th 2018

For the second year we will be hosting the Pups and Pints at the Hadley Young Men's Club in Hadley Mass. This Dog friendly Brew fest is fun for the whole family! Check out the events page for details!!

Buy tickets with this link:


Cash only at the door.

VIP must be Pre- purchased before Sept. 25th.

Horse and Dog Rescue