DREAMCATCHER HORSE RANCH RESCUE CENTER INC

Rating: 4.4 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 10639 Toad Rd Clermont FL 34715 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: abused and neglected horses
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50 horses
Geographic areas served: Central Florida
Programs: childrens and adults educational riding clubs and a large program of horse related activities for all ages and abilities, horse rehabilitation services, volunteer hours for community, annual fundraisers with family festivals for the community to enjoy.
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www.dreamcatcherhorses.com
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

I called and followed instructions for the day we were arriving and once there I ask for the person who was going to welcome us for the tour and rides but she never came to us and instead our welcoming was a grumpy lady complaining of too many people around the horses were disturbing and getting them nervous when in fact it was a new pig crying laud and because we weren't close to the animals at all. If the horses get nervous with visitors then the farm shouldn't be open to the public. The poor volunteer young ladies had to help out with the rides and tour even though they didn't know much about the animals. Over all the care for the animals is great but the staff needs to learn about customer care assistance!!

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Rating: 2 stars  

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My mother planned this outing for my kids so we were excited to go since my daughter loves horses. The moment we arrived I did not get a welcoming feeling from the staff, at least not the adults. I do appreciate what the rescue center is doing for the horses who were poorly cared for before arriving at the center but I don't think it should be open for the public if they are not willing to be friendly and provide appropriate customer service. I appreciate the younger girls who assisted us, helped with our horse riding session and gave us a tour. Unfortunately I do not think I will be returning to this location. Just hope it goes better for the others who plan to visit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a neighbor to DreamCatcher, we have witnessed so many wonderful rehabilitations. The number of people who volunteer their time and services to ensure the health and well-being of the most beautiful creatures on Earth, truly amaze us. The owners and volunteers are relentless in their pursuit to make sure that every horse is given an opportunity to thrive.
We are so proud to be in their neighborhood.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I started volunteering at DreamCatcher ranch several months ago, and have really, REALLY enjoyed being around horses again. Being unemployed at this time in my life, I have no money, but LOTS of time, so I was happy to find a place that I could use my time to a great productive use. The horses that are being rescued are being given a wonderful new home where they are nourished and just being loved back to life. And the people that volunteer there are given that too... a place and a reason to feel good about their lives again. This is just a great place to work, ride, or just to hang out with the horses and the other people!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I'm a volunteer, donor and client served! This place is awesome! We drive over an hour each way, two, sometimes three days per week just to visit the ranch! My daughter takes lessons and I help out however I can. These horses have touched my heart. I have always loved animals but was never real comfortable with horses. A few years later, I suprise myself everytime I'm out there! Witnessing what the Wheatley Family does with their time and energy inspires me! I was never aware how how bad a shape and how unhealthy horses can get when neglected. Watching a skinny, sick, underweight, sometime blind horse come in and a few months and weeks later, watching that same horse, healthy and giving lessons to kids, amazes me!

There's nothing like it in Central Florida!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great origanization with heartwarming mission! Hope more people support this wonderful Rescue Center. Check it out!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I started volunteer for Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue center it was a dream come true for me. I love helping all of the wonderful horses that come into the ranch. Some of these horses are so bad off when they arrive here and when in a couple of months, they look 150% better. This a is a wonder non-profit organization that helps horses and humans. Being at this wonderful place has brought me out of my shell as I am working with horses that need to be brought out of their shells also. The Wheatley family has done a wonderful job with all the horses that are brought into the ranch. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue is a wonderful non-profit that provides a wonderful environment for its horses, visitors and volunteers. I came to DreamCatcher in March of 2011 with cancer. It was my goal to get back into riding. Not only did I gain a forever equine friend, Champ, but many other friends and family at DreamCatcher. Throughout my illness my weekly visits with Champ were/are a highlight. Soon I became envolved as a volunteer using my skills from helping the military through donations and events. Now my husband, Cary and I help DreamCatcher through the donated website, marketing and donation soliciation programs to help the horses of DreamCatcher. Our six year old daughter, Mackenzie has caught the love for horses through her visits at DreamCatcher and has a forever friend with pony, Buttercup. She is now riding with Little Girl and has learned so much about horses and other animals at DCHR. The Wheatley Family that started the rescue out of the goodness of their heart have not only touched the lives of so many horses, but people as well. Our family will continue our support of the horses and the rescue through our volunteer efforts for many years to come. I encourage you to come out to the various events or just call ahead for a barn tour...I am sure that the horses will touch your heart and have a special place with you and your family. Please support DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center, Inc. in Clermont, FL.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue is a little bit of Heaven on Earth for horses and people alike. This non-profit organization is the best by far. DreamCatcher has so much to offer. They rescue these unfortunate horses, and give them the medical attention they need, and all the love they can handle. The transformations are almost unbelieveable. There is something about the horses that brings love and peace to us humans, as well. I highly recommend to make a point to visit this wonderful facility, get involved, and meet the wonderful owners and their horses. Book a tranquil trail ride, and make a day of it. You'll be glad you did!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We highly recommend DreamCatcher Horse Ranch to all! My daughter turned 5 last Saturday and we wanted to take her for a Pony ride since she loves horses. 4 laps on a sweet pony named Charlie, what a a great cause!! The horses are rescues and have been given a second chance at life and being loved. Everyone there was real nice. Go and give them your support! ♥

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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