Healing Hearts and Minds
Our mission is to rescue abused
and neglected horses and dogs, and connect them with Veterans, First Responders and their families for mutual healing.
Words From Our Founder, Beverly Benson
Through my years in the Air Force as a psychiatric nurse and as a service dog trainer, I saw repeatedly the healing effect of animals and the incredible human animal bond. For most of my life I knew I was supposed to help Veterans and their families, I just didn’t have the whole picture.
When I started in dog rescue I had a part of the picture, but there was something missing. That is when I saw the incredible need out there for more people to save horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter. Once I connected with Beaux and MerryLegs, my first rescues, I KNEW. The vision started coming together and Patriot Pups and Ponies was born.
Meet Our Founder & Contributors
Founder Beverly Benson