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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: “Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, unwanted and/or slaughter-bound horses, by providing shelter, nourishment, love and veterinary care, with the objective of ensuring each horse lives a life of dignity and enjoyment.”

Results: Over 60 equines have been saved from slaughter in the past 3 years

Target demographics: Rescue horses from slaughter

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60 Equines in 3 years

Geographic areas served: Mobile Alabama

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have been a supporter and donor from the inception of Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary. The organization has saved countless horses and people too. The kindness, compassion and endless dedication is impressive. Every dollar goes to the horses and their well being. I will be a supporter and donor as long as there are horses in... Read more



Rating: 5

Within the past year, financial difficulties resulted in my family having to sell our horses before we could no longer afford them. After falling on even harder financial times, I knew I needed an outlet, a place to be around horses once more. After searching for nearby horse rescues, I found Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary, called Ariana, and went out to volunteer the first Saturday I could.
While I knew I would fall in love with the horses and I knew that it was a horse haven, what I didn't expect was to find my second family, and my own haven. By my second time out there, I already felt like family and, whenever I drive out every foot I get closer during my 20 minute commute, takes away my stress until I am drained of my issues and completely happy and ready to help. Because I grew up around horses, culminating in about 11 years of being around them, I knew they would relieve my stress, but I didn't know that the people would do that as well. Not only can I not thank Ariana and all the volunteers, and the horses out there enough for helping me (whether they realize it or not), but to try to explain how much everyone out there truly loves and adores and cares for all the animals would take up more than just the space of a review. 
Ariana gives the rescue and the horses her all. Because I volunteer at the rescue, I can attest to the amount of work, dedication, and, most of all, LOVE that she, and everyone out there, pours into the horses and into assuring that they and the property are maintained well and are healthy. ALL of the proceeds go the horses, which in this day and age is not as common as it should be. It's truly amazing and inspiring how Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary is able to turn starved creatures into majestic, kind, and loving horses and companions. The horses that come in, find more than a home, they find their dream acres, their tales are those of the phoenix, being reborn again. And if that sound too poetic to be true, it's because you haven't felt their magic yet!
I love Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary, all the people, all the horses, and all the animals. They are truly wonderful and I really do feel that I am changing the world by being out there, the rescue is certainly changing MY world.
I can't recommend them enough!
If you can donate, volunteer, sponsor, adopt, or share their message, DO IT! They're awesome!


Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience with Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary. We met Ariana and several adoptable horses at a event a few weeks ago. Ariana took the time to answer all the questions my husband and I had about Dream Acres as well as the horses that were available for adoption.
Personally, I liked the picture album of all of the horses that she has rescued. Over 50 in 6 months!
After much consideration, I decided on the horse I liked and Ariana set me up with what she calls a "Meet and Greet". I got to spend as much time as I liked with the horse I was interested in. She really does look to make matches with equines and humans. She even came out to my property to see where my new horse would be living. After several days of waiting to get our adoption form approved, we were thrilled to find out that we would be the new owners of a amazing horse. I am so happy to have this new addition to my family.
Dream Acres delivered our shiny beautiful horse with complimentary halter, lead and 2 bags of grain.
This organization is the best!!



Rating: 5


I just have to tell everyone how amazing Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary is. I currently live in Mobile Alabama and had no idea there was a horse rescue here. The rescue was on the news one night and I was overjoyed to help them.
I went to the website and contacted Arianna to see if they needed a foster home for any of their horses. I was in luck. She had me fill out a foster agreement, called my references, checked the potential property and by the next week I had 2 wonderful horses roaming around the pasture.
Dream Acres has a very good foster network-system and they always make sure that I have everything I need. Arianna checks in weekly and comes by every couple weeks to take pictures of the horses, talk to me about their progress and even help out with various tasks.
I have been halter breaking these sweet horses and I am going to be sad when they are adopted. That being said, I will be requesting new horses to train and it is very fulfilling to be a part of helping these wonderful creatures.

Mystery Foster



Rating: 5

I love this local non profit and will continue to volunteer training their horses. Arianna truly loves what she does and is fully committed to making sure every horse in her care is treated with kindness and love. Dream Acres rescues many different breeds from kill lots on the East Coast. If you love horses and are ever looking to adopt, I suggest you look at the website. Dreamacres.org



Rating: 5

I first volunteered with Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary in 2014 when I lived in the Mobile, AL area. I saw first-hand the quality way the horses were cared for. There are few options for unwanted or abused horses in that area, and Dream Acres helps so many. I now live in Alaska, but continue to support the farm financially because I believe in the work Arianna and the volunteers are doing. it's a worthwhile organization doing a great deal to help horses in difficult situations. We need Dream Acres Equine Sanctuary.