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Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals

Mission: Serenity's Mission is multi-faceted. It includes rescue, rehabilitation, education and healing. Our foremost goal is to help rehabilitate, care for and place our rescued horses into loving homes. We are passionate about providing a natural and focused care plan for each of our resident equines. We are also committed to supporting the equine community through our Education Center clinics and courses. We believe that the relationship between humans and horses is a very special one. Many of our volunteers and others have experienced a special gift of healing when working or visiting the farm. You can read more about Horses as Healers on our Events and Programs page. We are located on a farm in Maple Valley, Washington.

Results: Serenity has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds of horses since our inception. Most of the horses we have rescued have been adopted into their forever homes. Some are still on the farm in sanctuary because they are in need of a lifelong home with special care. We have also added a number of new programs over the years. Our latest program is our Horses as Healers program. In 2018 we have had the honor to support our veterans in the Wounded Warrior program though a special project called the Odyssey Project. Veterans have visited Serenity from around the US to spend a day on the farm with our facilitator and the horses. Our reviews from these clients have been outstanding. We are proud of our Horses as Healers program and invite you to read the reviews from these clients on the Great Nonprofits Review page.

Target demographics: our equine companions and our community through education and equine therapy.

Geographic areas served: several counties in Washington state. We have rescued, rehabbed and rehomed hundreds of horses since 2007 and provide sanctuary to many more. We have expanded our programs to include Education with our Education Center, Jasper Family Community Fund to help those in our community in need of support and Healing through our Horses as Healers program. We have been named the Best of Western Washington non-profits and been featured in both the Seattle magazine and in the nationally recognized horse health magazine Equine Wellness in September of 2015.

Programs: rescue and sanctuary, wellness clinics, horsemanship classes, welfare checks and support through our Jasper Family Community Fund and therapy through our Horses as Healers program.

Community Stories

113 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Debra93

Client Served

Rating: 5

The connection I made with this whole farm is indescribable. I met “Babe” who I felt an immediate connection with and she trusted me immediately. These giant animals are so trusting and willing to connect with complete strangers and have the ability to bond, connect and heal with us women Veterans. They can show us all how to truly show unconditional love to all other human beings, animals and even the “invisible soldier” aka woman veteran. Thank you for the life changing experience and I hope to come and visit soon!! Hopefully with my family!!

Comments ( 1 )

Patricia Thank you Debra. It was a privilege to share our special horses with you. and the others in your group. We hope to see you again soon.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer have been working with the horses for a little over a month. I have no horse experience and the other staff and volunteers really helped me and welcomed me into the family. After just one week I became more confident with the houses. I absolutely love being here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter Allie and I absolutely love Serenity. My daughter is 15 and a wonderful artist but it was time to get her outside of the house and have her connect with nature other than her tablet. We are both animal lovers and adore the chance to see and love these beautiful creatures. This place is so very important and valuable both to these beautiful creatures and ourselves. With strong anxiety issues that Allie has, what these magnificent beauties have done for her is truly amazing. She is coming out of her shell, finding new friends in them as if they are coming up to her saying " Its's going to be ok we feel you". In turn we are there to help give them whatever they need.
Serenity is an absolute God Send and I truly don't know where we would be without them!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serenity has a wonderful mission and service, providing a healthy and healing home to once abused and neglected horses. The staff and volunteers are deeply caring for the animals and one another. Volunteering at Serenity is meaningful and enjoyable.

Charlaine G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’m so glad that I finally made a decision to send a request for volunteering @ Serenity...
Patricia is a godsend from above, the beauty to see all the horses here prosper and grow in harmony is unexplainable...
The only way to understand the beauty is to be a part of Serenity!
I finally found my silent place, a place that feels like home...
Not only is it a place where we as humans help rehabilitate the horses, they truly are therapeutic to us as well... They give me another purpose to look forward to and grow...
Thank you So much Patricia for everything you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began working at Serenity to learn about the care and rehab process of a rescue horse. I have learned soooo much through Patricia and am in awe when I see her and our trainer working with the horses. Every horse and human to step foot on the property lifes are changed forever, in the most healing and positive way possible!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful place of healing, for the horses and for those of us who have the chance to volunteer here. Every time I come I look at those majestic animals and am so grateful that they have a place that the can just be. No expectation, just become whole, heal, be loved and give all those things back to us if we open ourselves to what Patricia has fostered.
It's amazing!

Lisa R.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Serenity is the most rewarding experience. Every week Im there I learn so much from the horses. They are in a safe haven here. The director, Patricia Clark is so passionate about giving these horses the best care, healing, and love humanly possible. I learn something new from Patricia every time I am there. I wouldn't want to spend my time anywhere else.

KCN72

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Serenity two years ago. I had been looking for a new volunteer opportunity. Although I live in Seattle, the drive is worth it. For as much as I give to the horses, they give back to me ten fold. Volunteering at Serenity is my therapy, and I feel honored to work with director Patricia Clark and the many volunteers that I now consider friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the fall of 2018, I found myself in hard times with my four horses. Awaiting Social Security to make a decision, left me to watch my horses losing weight and their health on the down slide. I was considering re-homing them, with the fear they would end up on a feed truck and they have already been through enough in this life. While surfing around to find a way to safely re-home them, I came across Serenity.... I noticed a little link in the website, that mentioned help for those having hard times... I emailed a letter and sent it off with prayer.
Patricia herself responded. She took time out of her schedule to come and give my horses a wellness check, helped me with a diet program for each of them. Set up and paid the vet bill for my thinnest horse to have her teeth done, which was a big part of her weight loss, and something I just couldn't afford at the time.
Patricia followed up with sponsoring my horses for a couple months in hay and grains as well as supplements...
I was invited out to Serenity and I must say, I dream of my horse rescues having such a fine place to retire. The knowledge and information Patricia gave me was worth a million bucks, to help me as a better horse mum.

Thanks to Serenity, I have been able to keep my horses, their health has returned and no one is losing weight. I feel like a better parent, and I look forward to the classes offered at Serenity...

Four horses and their mum were saved in this story.
I can't say enough,
Truly a GREAT non profit! Worth every penny

Client Served

Rating: 5

"Normandy" is a Percheron/thoroughbred cross acquired as a Premarin pony from Canada. My lovely wife Sarah rescued two of the chaps as foals and raised and trained them as dressage ponies. It is a complete misnomer to call them ponies because they both filled out to be quite impressive ridding horses weighing in at ~2000 lb and 18 hands which did not indicate anything about their extremely gentle dispositions. A few years ago one of the fellows ("Lars") succumbed to a severe intestinal blockage and, to my wife's complete sadness, had to be put down. That left Norm who was chartered to carry on the horse tradition here at Stone Road Farms. Recently Sarah was diagnosed with Non Alzheimer's Dementia and the care of Normandy fell upon myself as well as that of Sarah. The effort and responsibility for me to care for both Sarah and Normandy became unsustainable and is where the fine and able care advice and confidence routine of Serenity Equine Rescue came into our lives. Patricia Clark is a most experienced, generous and notable leader of the organization and her tireless effort to help care for Normandy and secure a new home for him was limitless. Norm now lives on a comfortable ranch near Grangeville, Idaho and is quite a happy pony.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serenity provides a wonderful, positive, and healthy environment for horses to be rehabilitated and/or adopted. All the horses who live at Serenity are treated with the utmost respect and care, and it is reflected in the horses' behavior. I've never met gentle, friendly horses, and I know that their behavior is a direct result of the trust that Patricia and her volunteers have built with the horses—trust built through patience, kindness, and care. I would highly recommend volunteering or donating to this noble cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serenity is a beautiful haven for horses that experienced cruelty in their lives. It is a peaceful sanctuary for both animals and people to heal and to love. A recent story of a cat viciously attacked, hanging on for his life, found his way to Serenity and leapt into the arms of the owner, as if he too knew it is where he will be saved and protected. Saved by a wonderful human with nothing but love to give to animals. This is what she does for the horses fortunate to be rescued and be in her care.
Serenity is where extraordinary people and horses come together. Leaders of Serenity teach us humanity exists. They share themselves selflessly to volunteers, horses, (1pig), and all those who make this place a possibility. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing possibility!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2017, I needed a different connection with my mom and her love of horses. I searched and found Serenity. The name says it all – as I drove into the beautiful setting I knew I had found it.

I come from the corporate world and I was longing for tasks that I could accomplish every day, knowing their true value, and leaving knowing that I made a difference. I wanted a connection with horses and I was so happy to learn that the owner of the ranch, Patricia, runs the ranch with the focus on the horses. Everything that is done at the ranch centers on the health and healing of the horses. The connection that you can have with these beautiful animals is amazing and in turn you get healed.

I have volunteered now for almost 2 years and I have learned so much; how horses should be treated and cared for, what it takes to maintain the facility to support horses, and the commitment when owning a horse or any animal for that matter.
I recommend Serenity for many reasons: great place to learn about horses, to heal, to get fresh air, to get exercise and love.

Please consider becoming a Sponsor, sign up for monthly donations, or volunteer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer since early 2018... and this has been a great learning experience. I came to the barn just wanting to be around horses... I feel like with the service I do on a weekly basis, mucking stalls on Wednesday mornings, and in getting to know each horse and mini...my core and confidence is stronger. I've learned a lot about them... and about myself.

It feels good to be there. Plus, even the pig and dog on site are rescues. Super sweet. Work is good, volunteers are needed... and I just get to be there, and learn to better be around horses.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I have adopted two horses from Serenity Equine Rescue now. Ruby a Thoroughbred mare 7 years ago and more recently Lightening a Polish Arab gelding when I was able to move Ruby to the property we had just purchased. Now that she is not in a boarding stables we wanted a pasture mate for her and a horse for my husband and daughter to ride. Patricia listened to exactly what I was looking for and showed me the horses that she thought would be a good fit for us. In addition she took many hours of her time to come help us fix up our barn so as to be safe and functional. She didn't just give advise she was very hands on getting it done so we would be ready when the horses started using the barn. Patricia's love for horses and people and matching them up well is very apparent in all her actions. I am so glad that I chose Serenity to find my forever friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of volunteering at Serenity for over a year now and am so proud/thankful for the work that this nonprofit does. We have horses with a variety of background stories and through the expertise of the rescue's founder and director, Patricia, they are rehabilitated. I've been able to witness first hand the transitions that these horses take based on the care and love, as well as training poured into them. Serenity is full of loving volunteers and truly makes a difference in the world by taking care of vulnerable animals and providing them a safe and caring space to thrive.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Serenity is such a special place. The horses are so well cared for and the love for them is obvious! Truly an amazing rescue.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great place, very companionate towards the horses.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serenity Equine is a hidden gem and wonderful, well kept farm for horses that have been neglected or abused. Each horse that comes to Serenity is loved and cared for with the upmost respect for the horse. The barn and paddock area are cleaned every day by dedicated, hard working volunteers in two different shifts.
The owner of the farm has incredible horse knowledge and is the voice for these animals. Her program not only rehabilitates horses, but she helps find forever homes for those that can be adopted. You could not find a better animal rescue program to support and donate to or even volunteer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been to many rescues and voluntered and worked throughout the US and found Serenity to truly be the most exceptional rescue. The care and attention to each horse for aiding in their full recovery before adoption is most impressive. The horses are not a number to be churned out and adopted in a hurry which is very rare in the world of rescues. I give this rescue the highest rating and hope others discover this gem in Maple Valley Washington whether to donate funds or volunteer.