Hands-on Healing

Improving mental and behavioral health through animal-guided programs and mentorship with special attention to youth and veterans in Northwest Washington.

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COVID – 19 Update
Thanks to the support of our community we have been able to keep our barn doors open!
Many of our programs are still running with reduced capacity, click through to specific program pages to learn more. Our office is currently closed to visitors.

What We Do

Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers mental & behavioral health programs for youth, veterans, families, & elders. Our programs are based on the knowledge that animals can teach important life skills, such as: respect for self & others, healthy boundaries, self-management, empathy, and clear communication.

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!

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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.
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Community Partners

We are grateful to the businesses who support ANT’s work, both with service and generous financial contributions.
Without them, our work would not be possible.

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Arabian $5,000+

Quarter Horse $2,500+

Goat & Llama $1,000+

Cat & Canine $500+

Feathered Friends $250+

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