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Four-Legged Volunteers



My name is Butterscotch and I am a 24 year old Haflinger pony. I am strong, compact and have a golden heart. 



I am an 8 year old Shetland pony gelding. I am very friendly and curious. I love attention and playing games. I am so happy to be a part of Hearts and Hooves!



My name is "Finn" people also call me Barbie Pony or Fabio because of my long mane. I am an 8 year old Gypsy Vanner and besides being handsome, I'm also calm, patient and I LOVE attention.


"Starbucks" is a senior rescue mare with a "been there, done that" kind of attitude. She has done everything from beach camping fundraisers for AHA, local parades, and even practicing drills with the mounted search and resuce team. She has a magical life on a horse farm with beautiful geldings who adore her, along with her "senior" retired mom, Patti.


L.B. "Equicizer"

The Equicizer offers fun alternative ways of conducting therapeutic exercises for children and adults with disabilities. I has been a proven therapeutic aid and a useful tool for those suffering from Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Cord injury, Paralysis, head trauma, amputation, stroke recovery, learning and emotional disabilities, Down Syndrome and Autism. 

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Kiwanis was purchased in 2018 with

the funds donated solely by Kiwanis

of Shelby.



My name is Layla! I am a 10 year old Heeler mix from Gaffney, SC. My mom rescued me from the Cherokee County Humane Society. I have always had the sweetest and calmest temperament, even as a puppy. I love visiting people and I am a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International.

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All of our therapy animals live with volunteers and are brought to our facility.


Aurora " Grace" is a retired 'show' girl Newfoundland who now has a second career as a therapy comfort dog. Grace loves everyone and everything, she's a big fluffy "hug" companion dog. She is a Canine Good Citizen as well as a Certified Therapy Dog International canine. Not only does she love to meet and greet every person with hugs but also helps mom with dementia patients and to rehabilitate foster and rescue Great Pyrenees dogs.

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