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Due to Washington State’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, most of our employees are working remotely. Please do not visit the farm or office in-person.
For program questions, please email program@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org. For all other inquiries, please contact office@animalsasnaturaltherapy.org

Horses, Humans, & Healing

We are proud to serve youth ages 8-18, veterans, & elders through equine therapy & other animal-assisted learning programs. Many of those we serve are struggling with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger & behavior management, and other challenges affecting their daily lives. Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can reach a place in the human heart that other approaches may not. Additional services include mobile therapy animals, leadership & anti-bullying workshops, suicide prevention curriculum, and team-building experiences.

Our mission is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-facilitated education, with special attention to at-risk youth.


Animals as Natural Therapy is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our programs are funded by donations. You can support this work by making a gift today!


Animals as Natural Therapy is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards. Participants and their families can be sure that ANT prioritizes the safety of participants, volunteers and equines, and provides quality equine-assisted activities and therapies.

EQUUS Foundation 2019 Guardian Bellingham
GUIDESTAR GOLD SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY 2019 Animals as Natural Therapy Bellingham WA
Nonprofit of the Year 2019 Bellingham Animals as Natural Therapy