Marlene and her ranch VVRER are just amazing doing the best for the horses and people around!! Great time with them! Learned a lot and inspiring myself to be a better person! Cheers Marlene, Scott and horses!!!
I first got involved with Valley View when they were doing a rescue and needed additional funds to rescue all of the horses from being sold to the meat men. I love horses and had to help. All I can say is this is an amazing rescue organization. Takes very special people to do what they do.
I adopted a wonderful horse through this rescue, ending up saving 3 lives!! Marlene Dodge is an amazing, kind, and competent person. I called her for help evacuating horses from the Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County, and she didn't hesitate to help. Her facility is orderly and the horses there are very well looked after. Here is a picture of the rescued family:
By the way, I am a volunteer with an emergency evacuation group, and I know only a very few people I can recommend as highly as Marlene.
Marlene and her ranch go above and beyond to help horses and burros in need. She is truly an angel here on earth.
An incredible rescue organization! I adopted a filly from here a few months ago. I was astonished at how well the facility was run given the minimum staffing involved. If they had enough donations to afford a few really savvy horse people while Marlene goes on her rescue missions this place would flourish more than it already is!! I've seen plenty of "rescues" and this one by far is the best. I will continue to adopt from Valley View Equine Rescue as long as I can!
Valley View Ranch is simply amazing. Marlene lives her life serving all of her beautiful horses. She makes sure each and every horse recieves all of the care they need. I have never seen an unhappy horse at Valley View Ranch. All of the horses are not only very healthy, but friendly, and beyond happy.
We absolutely love Valley View Ranch Equine Rescue and Marlene Dodge. It is a breath of fresh air to see "rescue horses" fat, healthy and obviously well cared for. The pride they take in their rescues is amazing. They are HONEST about the level of training the rescues have and care about a horse having a forever home instead of just making an opening for a new rescue. I currently have 4 horses from Valley View Ranch Equine Rescue, all saved from the slaughter pipeline. 2 of them have been used on movie sets and 1 of them had a major role in the film. Theses horses are an amazing testament to the quality of rescue horses Valley View Ranch and Marlene Dodge place in homes. Marlene genuinely cares about each horse she saves, transports or evacuates from harms way.
I have known Marlene at Valley View Ranch for many years and never met anyone with so much love and compassion not just for the horses but for people as well. Marlene has been there for me during the good times and even during a very depressing time for me and my horses but she guided us through it. Her love and dedication goes above and beyond!!! Marlene, you are one of the most amazing people I have had the honor of meeting and crossing paths with!!!! Hopefully we can catch up soon!!
This is a great group of people who really care about the fate of horses that, for one reason or another, have been pushed to the side. Our horses (3) in the sanctuary are loved like pets. You know the adage...the only difference between men and boys? Well that holds true for horses and dogs but the difference is in daily and medical care. It takes so much more to care for an aging or sick horse and to feed them. I wish I had photos to share. Our "kids" are beautiful.
We LOVE Valley View Equine Rescue and Marlene who runs it. A few years ago my young daughter fell in love with one of their untrained (young) ponies. She was too young to train a new pony at the time. A year later she was still talking about the pony and was now able to train, so we adopted our Pippin. When a tragic freak accident took Pippin from us, Marlene called me immediately. She had a young mare that had barely begun her training, and she had been thinking that this would be such a good mare for us. My daughter went down to see the mare and loved her. Marlene said we could have any horse on the ranch, for free, but of course my daughter chose the beautiful paint mare that Marlene knew was right for us. Blizzard (the new mare) has been such a blessing for us. She not only eased the pain of Pippin's loss but she has also helped my daughter to grow in confidence (they've helped each other) and become more of who she was meant to be. Valley View Ranch Equine Rescue saves horses bound for slaughter and gives hope not only to the horses but to the people who adopt them. This non-profit saves lives! (The pictures are of my daughter at a gymkhana (barrel racing) show with Blizzard, who is just learning how to do it. They won their division that day!)
I've adopted two horses from Valley View and inquired about several more. What I love best about Marlene and the Vally View staff is that I can trust them to tell me the truth about their horses. Marlene Dodge, in particular, seems committed to finding the best fit for horse and family, rather than just trying to adopt out horses to anyone who will take them. She does an amazing job first saving the horses, then caring for them, and then finding just the right match for each horse. I trust this group and admire what they are doing for horses and for the people who love horses. This is a great group and I recommend them highly to anyone I meet who is looking to adopt a horse.