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Perfect Fit Equine Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: We are a small scale horse rescue in the South Bay Area dedicated to assisting our local animal shelter with the many horses received yearly. Abandoned and seized horses are held at the Santa Clara County animal shelter for two weeks before being surrendered to P.F.E.R. for evaluations and adoption. Most of the horses that come to us have no background information, no known vet records, or training history. We spend time getting to know each horse's personality, training level, and personal needs so that we can be confident in fitting them with the right new owner.

Target demographics: abused and abandoned horses

Geographic areas served: the South Bay Area

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I could go on for ever about Perfect Fit Equine Rescue. My daughter and I volunteered for a year on a steady basis. Because of this wonderful place my daughter and I have become better people. The horses are truly loved the minute they reach the rescue. I am happy to say I recently became part of the staff at the barn and couldn't be happier. Laura gives all her students a chance to really become involved with the care and rehabilitation of these rescue horses. Her goal it to truly find that "Perfect Fit". I have had the pleasure of seeing that special bond between horse and adopter and it is amazing. Coming out and being able to really visit with the horse with no pressure is key. Laura provides such a place. Every single horse gets love and attention daily and it shows when the time comes for adoption. All I can say is LOVE this place and LOVE the people.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated money to this rescue because all the money seems to go directly to the horses. They seem to have very realistic expectations of taking in what they can and getting them ready to go into a great home ASAP. They are not trying to save the world, just one horse at a time. AAA++++++++

Client Served

Rating: 5

This year I was searching for a companion horse for our retired mare and stumbled across PFER. I was instantly intrigued by one of their listings and sought out an "interview" with the horse. PFER allowed me to come and visit this horse for several weeks to get to know him before I took him home. They were professional and had the horse's well being in front of all else. You know that you are getting a horse that has been properly evaluated and cared for while with PFER - they are less about numbers adopted out and more about adopting out a quality animal that has been properly re-introduced back into "society". My adopted gelding made the transition wonderfully and having been hard to place previously it feels that much better to have PFER trust in me to be the person he (the horse) chose.

Donor

Rating: 5

Perfect Fit Equine rescue has a clear mission - rehabilitating horses that end up at the local animal shelter because they have been abandoned or seized due to mistreatment or neglect. Laura Hensley gives each horse the special care needed, and carefully works to find each horse a good home. This is a small but well organized, well run organization. Thanks to Perfect Fit Equine Rescue many horses have gotten a second chance at a happy and healthy life in kind and loving homes.

Lynn PMR

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Laura Hensley has been a wonderful and EXTREMELY well educated advocate for horses. She and I work together often to evaluate, heal, train and eventually re-home incoming rescued horses. I specialize in pregnant mares and their care, she has an entire host of talents she brings to the rescue world.Evaluation, rehabilitation, starting youngsters, green horses under saddle, senior citizen matches. Laura has a very sensitive knack to "getting" who the horse is, and making a "PERFECT FIT". Her rescue name couldn't be more fitting.~
Lynn Hummer
Founder
The Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc.
Watsonville, Calif.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Perfect Fit Equine Rescue. Last spring I was looking for a kid's horse for my daughters. Several people suggested I go look at one particular horse at PFER. Then within the same week our 4H group set up a tour of the PFER facilities for the kids to learn about rescues (perfect coincidence!). The kids had a great time and really got to see up close how amazing (and sometimes neglected ) rescue horses can be. I love that PFER does this.

The horse I especially want to see wasn't right for us, but another little mare (Ruthie) and I had insta-love. Our family (of six) visited the barn several times with our trainer. Laura was great about us being out there with our kids and very open about the mare's history. We were thrilled that we were able to bring the mare home and she is turning into a fantastic show pony. Laura and the PFER team were wonderful and professional every step of the way. We couldn't be happier.

Since them, we also decided to foster another of PFER's horses at our home. Again, the experience has been nothing but positive. I'm very impressed with PFER's willingness to take on any horse handed their direction. Our foster horse is a hard(to impossible)-to-place animal and Laura is undaunted.

In the six months I've been involved with PFER, I have had nothing but great experiences. If you're looking for a local animal rescue to support financially or with time, PFER is a great choice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

when someone loves what they are doing and cares for the horses far more , it's a winner !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to board my horses at the same facility as perfect fit equine rescue for the last year. I have been blown away by the amazing compassion, patience, and customized care provided by the P.F.E.R. crew for each of the rescue horses. The P.F.E.R. team's hard work, compassion, and spirit provide these once neglected or abused horses with the confidence that they need to become the fantastic horses that they always were.

Jennifer275

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have had the pleasure is working with Perfect Fit Equine Rescue over the past year. I have not only adopted a horse from them but have also helped with rehabilitating some of their horses. They are not only passionate about helping horses but they are knowledgable about the process. I would highly recommend Perfect Fit Equine Rescue to anyone considering adopting a horse or just wanting to volenteer to be around horses!

Lindsay W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volenteering at perfect fit equine rescue for eight months so far and love everything about it. I love spending my free time getting to know the horses. The horses are so well taken care of and Laura truly loves them like they are her own personal horses. I would strongly recommend people to come visit the rescue and to help out. Working with Laura and the horses has been a life changing event for me and now my friends are also getting involved.

Angie34

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 2 horses from Perfect Fit Equine Rescue and they have brought me and my children pure joy. In the last year I have had the pleasure of volunteering there and getting to see so many horses who have been rescued, rehabilitated and adopted out to loving homes. The staff are kind, caring and very knowledgable. They take such great care of the horses and work with them to get them healthy and adoptable but also, as the name implies, take a great deal of care in matching these special horses to new homes with people who will enjoy them and give them the loving homes they deserve. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Perfect Fit Equine Rescue to anyone looking to adopt a horse or donate to a most noble cause.