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Help provide care by symbolically adopting one of our rescue animals

Our Animals

All of the animals at the Selah Carefarm are rescued from varying levels of abuse, neglect and torture. They are now well loved and treated with great compassion and care at all times. If you would like to “Support a Selah Animal” — which includes our beloved horses, donkeys, alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs and cats — please take a moment to read their meaningful stories and learn more about their special characters.

Our Carefarm Animals

All of our animals at Selah Carefarm have been rescued from varying levels of neglect, abuse, and torture. They are all quite well loved – and fed – now! We use an egalitarian approach with our animals: They are able to choose interaction with a grieving person visiting us. We never force the animal to engage; when they do so, they do it willingly. It’s a magical moment to connect with an animal who has known suffering and trauma, grief and fear, and then connection and compassion. All of the broken hearts who visit Selah Carefarm have an opportunity to seed a relationship with an animal who has known what it is to feel lonely, scared, confused, and sometimes to be traumatized.

You can choose to “Adopt a Selah Animal” (one year). Here are their brief stories – just click each animal’s image or name to learn more about them (there may be some sensitive content) or to help support any animal.

Symbolically adopting a Selah Carefarm rescue animal helps to pay for the food and specialized care we offer all of the animals at the farm. Each animal has unique needs based on their past history of abuse and trauma, and your support will help us ensure none of our animals ever feel hungry, neglected, or in pain again. Thank you so much for helping to sponsor these incredible beings.

You can view all of our carefarm animals below.

  • All
  • Alpacas
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Donkeys
  • Horses
  • Pigs
  • Sheep and Goats

Gus

There are times, doing this work, when we bear witness to things so horrific that all our hearts break. Please...

Johann

Johann came to us in a three-pack, with brothers Freidrich and Rupert, needing-a-home rescue! He is a lover boy! He...

Freidrich

Freidrich came to us as a ‘homeless’ rescue with his two brothers. They needed to stay together as they were...

Rupert

Rupert came with his two brothers (we don't separate families), Johann and Freidrich, in July of 2021. Johann is pretty...

OB1

OB1 is a secondary rescue who was saved from being made into a meal. The person who initially rescued him...

Sun

Sun, pictured here with Trevor’s mama, Deb, came to us as a retired brood mare at age 32. We are...

Dotty

Dotty (pictured with Karen, Luke, Logan, and Morgan’s mama) came to us with a chronic injury as a brood mare....

Loki and Anjali

(Low-key) and (Uhn-juh-lee), our new Carefarm cats, were rescued just before they were euthanized as “nuisance” animals. Being feral cats,...

Monkey

(Mun-key) came to us from his owner who was an older woman evicted from her home, and he had no...

Finn

(Finn) is an elderly and mostly blind dog with a strong and warrior spirit! We rescued him in 2016 just...

Luigi

(Lew-ee-gee), like Athena, is our other large guardian dog and one of most sweet loving and neurotic animals on the carefarm....

Athena

(Uh-thee-nuh), a Pyrenees and Anatolian mix, we rescued almost a year ago. She was only 1-1/2 and walked with a...

Aspen

Aspen came to us in October of 2016 when Dr. Jo and MISS Foundation’s Director Kelli Montgomery found him in...

Francis

(Fran-sis) is our sweet and very spicy little adventurer who thinks he’s much bigger than he is. Self-confidence is no...

Perseverance aka Percy

Aka Percy is our youngest puppy, rescued at just a few weeks from the Humane Society as part of a...

Wilbur

(Will-burr) We are deeply saddened to announce that after 18 months of love, freedom, and compassion on the Carefarm, our...

Malcolm

(Mal-come) Malcolm was rescued by Yavapai Humane Trappers. We suspect he was set free by owners and left in the...

Mazy Peaches

(May-zee Pee-chiz) At three months old pig, this beautiful pig named Mazy Peaches came to us in August of 2019...

Shirin and Artemisia

(Sheer-in) and (Ar-tem-see-uh), sisters, are young Dorper sheep who we rescued after they each lost two babies in coyote attacks. In...

The Dolly Mama

(Dahl-lee Mah-muh) is Porcelina’s mom, rescued at the same time. We were so happy to keep this mother-daughter team together! She...

Jiggaram

(Jigg-uh-ram) “Jiggs” came to us as a rescue when he was less than two weeks old. His mother, likely becoming...

Eva

(Ee-vuh) and her baby, Bella, came to us as non-abuse rescues. They are a mother-daughter team, just like The Dolly Mama and Porcelina,...

Bella

This baby is Eva’s 11 month old. Bella is very sweet, a little shy, and usually gentle though if you have...

Greta

(Greh-tah) is a sweet little pygmiy goat who was rescued with the rest of her clan, whom we named Captain...

Louisa

(Lew-ee-suh) is our only horned pygmie goat and she’s a little more reserved than Greta. She was also rescued with...

Captain Von Trapp

(Vohn-Trapp) is our only male goat who was rescued with the rest of his clan, whom we named Greta, Liesl,...

Liesl

(Lee-sul) We are devastated to announce the death of our precious Liesl: As some of you know, in March we...

Marta

(Mar-tuh) Anya was the second-born in Liesl’s surprise birth, born six minutes after Curt. She has been loud since the...

Curt

(Kurt) Richard was the first of Liesl’s babies to be (unexpectedly) born on May 15, 2019 at 7:04pm.  He was...

Brigitta

(Brih-gee-ta) is our third baby goat, all surprises, to be born on the carefarm in 2019. Her mother, Louisa, also...

Martin

(Mar-ten) is Quinten’s dad, used for breeding many years. He needed a safe sanctuary to live out the rest of...

Quentin

(Kwhen-ten) was rehomed from a breeder in September of 2019. He was terrified the first week but now has started...

Fiona

(Fee-oh-nuh) We just adore her! She’s quite affectionate and loves ear scratches. She brays loudly when she wants attention and...

Stella and Virginia

- This mother-daughter duo (in the foreground) is Stella (mama) and Virginia (baby). They were in a kill pen, on...

Ahisma Joy

She was born in June of 2019 to her mother, Stella, and her sister, Virginia. We didn’t know that Stella...

Caspian Janan

(Cas-pee-in Jan-non) is a very sensitive and loving Arab who came to Selah Carefarm in November of 2017. He is...

Little Chey

(Lit-tle Shy), a secondary rescue, came to us in August of 2017 from a local horse trainer. She had been...

Scout

(Sckout) is our resident playful, sometimes punky, boy. He’s the youngest of our horses and keep us all on our...

Chemakoh

(Che-mah-koh) is our very first rescue horse. He was being used as a pack animal in the Grand Canyon and...

Stormy

(Storm-ee) is our mare rescue from the BLM round ups. Nine months before we adopted her, she was a wild...

Delicate Warrior

Delicate Warrior was rescued in September of 2020 from her adopter who loved her very much but for whom life’s...

Porcelina

(Poor-suh-lee-nuh) is almost a year old and was rescued with her mother The Dolly Mama. She is- hands down- our...

Become a Volunteer

Get involved and help grieving families find hope and healing

Give A Donation

Help provide a measure of love, education and grief support

Adopt an Animal

Help provide care by symbolically adopting one of our rescue animals