Our Farm Pigs are Loving Their New Barn!

Our Farm Pigs are Loving Their New Barn!

Peppermint Partty, the brown and white farm pig in the middle, knows the importance of the support of friends! They are snuggled in their new stall in our new farm pig building, made possible by your donations. Thank you! Donate today to show your support of these...
Ginny is our horse of the week!

Ginny is our horse of the week!

Ginny is an 8 year old mini horse. She is from Indiana and was rescued along with 3 other minis, a mini donkey, 3 alpacas and a goat. They were a neglect case and were running loose as their owner gave them no shelter. Ginny was pretty skinny and malnourished at her...
Taz

Taz

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Rooster Gender: Male Color: White/brown Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Taz June 7, 2015:  Taz and Clarabelle have been adopted together!!!  Nothing more we can say.  We are so happy to see these two off to...
There’s still time!

There’s still time!

Don’t forget to stop by the Happy Trails Gift Shop, open today until 5pm and tomorrow too! We have a great selection of logo apparel and gifts as well as ready to go sponsorships for those of your loved ones and friends that are oh so hard to buy for. Give us a...
Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Status: At Sanctuary Year: Unknown Breed: Farm Pig Gender: Female Color:  Pink Adopt:  $75.00 Adopt Me! Temple came from a neglect situation with three other farm pigs up for adoption. Temple, Practical, Fifer and Fiddler are all like family and we would prefer that...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Today, Happy Trails is thankful. Thankful for the animals we are blessed to care for, thankful for our supporters who make it possible, and thankful for the staff and volunteers who dedicate themselves every single day to bring it all together. Have a Happy and...
Happy Trails Giving Tree Program

Happy Trails Giving Tree Program

The Giving Tree Program is designed for all of us to work together to provide the rescued animals with food, medical supplies and basic care needs throughout the holiday season.  Here’s how it works!  Visit one of our many Giving Tree locations, or you can call...
Pan Returns Safe and Sound to Happy Trails

Pan Returns Safe and Sound to Happy Trails

He is doing very well and will get to have a wonderful life. He now has 3 screws in his leg which will stabilize it and trigger some boney growth to occur around the screws to help strengthen it even more. He still has a little way to go with a bit more stall rest...
Happy Trails 2014 Annual Appeal

Happy Trails 2014 Annual Appeal

Our goal is to raise $100,000 toward some very important projects, to cover the costs of some routine-but-necessary expenses, and to address veterinary and health care costs.  We hope you will review our 2014 Annual Appeal and choose a special area to sponsor that...
Willis

Willis

November 13, 2014:  Willis passed away very peacefully surrounded by friends. It was heartbreaking having to say goodbye to the old man, and it definitely won’t be the same without that grumpy little bow-legged dinosaur. The barn was already quieter and a little...
A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

What a wonderful event.  A beautiful turnout, a scrumptious meal and shopping until we all dropped.  Thank you to all who attended and those who could not but supported Happy Trails from afar.  We continue to feel blessed by the constant outpouring of support shown to...
Jersey Giant Roosters

Jersey Giant Roosters

Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Jersey Giant Gender: Male Color: Black Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About the Jersey Giants August 20, 2015:  We are proud and happy to announce that all of these guys have been adopted out to loving homes. These three...
Larry & Curly

Larry & Curly

Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Rooster Gender: Male Color: Black Adoption Fee: $10 each Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Larry & Curly January 6, 2016:  A visit to the sanctuary to adopt some hens and our visitor left with Larry and Curly as well.  We wish them...
Tiki

Tiki

  Status: Adoptable Age: Unknown Breed: Rooster Gender: Male Color: Red/black Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About Tiki July 9, 2015: Tiki was adopted with his little harem of white hens today!  They are going to greener pastures to...
Spike

Spike

  Status: At Sanctuary Age: Unknown Breed: American Game Bantam Gender: Male Color: Red/Black Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About Spike Spike has recently come back into our adoption program. One thing is for certain, he is a beautiful...
It’s 4 Days Away!!

It’s 4 Days Away!!

Compassionate Thanksgiving this Saturday, November 8th! Already have your tickets? Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to get their tickets. Don’t wait until the last minute. An amazing Thanksgiving buffet Todaro’s is creating just for Happy...
Graciano

Graciano

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 1993 Breed: National Show Horse Gender: Gelding Color: Bay Adoption Fee: $250 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Graciano October 30, 2014:  Graciano went to his new home yesterday! This guys gets a chance at a new beginning with an amazing...
A new beginning for Calypso!

A new beginning for Calypso!

Calypso has found a home! She now lives with 3 incredible friendly goats, 3 ducks and Francis the goose, who was also adopted from Happy Trails! Calypso’s new goat friends will definitely teach her that people are not all scary and there is nothing to be afraid...
Calypso

Calypso

Status: Adopted! Age: 2010 Breed: Pygmy Goat Gender: Doe Color: Gray/Black Adoption Fee: $75 Sponsor Fee: $40/month About Calypso October 29, 2014: Calypso has been adopted! She is in a wonderful home with 3 other friendly goats! They are teaching her how to love...
An update on Esperanza

An update on Esperanza

Esperanza has been doing spectacularly in her foster home! The quiet environment and consistency have proven to be just what the doctor ordered! Since her arrival at her foster, she has made a complete transformation! While at the sanctuary, Esperanza was nervous and...
Casino

Casino

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2008 Breed: Mini-Horse Gender: Gelding Color: Bay/White Adoption Fee: $100 Sponsor Fee: $50/month  About Casino October 9, 2014: Casino has been adopted! He found a wonderful home with people to spoil him, a fluffy stall, grass and a couple...
Casino found a home!

Casino found a home!

Casino has been adopted! This amazing little guy has a wonderful home and a people to spoil him rotten! He deserves it after his long journey from his terrible situation in Indiana. His new mom is very excited to add him to her family! He will be able to have his last...
Renny has been adopted!

Renny has been adopted!

Need a boost for your week? How about the news that Renaissance, our 24-year-old blind, and recently gelded guy has been adopted!?!? I can’t imagine the spirit it took for this wonderful equine friend to have endured his years of neglect. He came to us with his...
April

April

Status: In Foster Care Year Born: 2005 Breed: Appaloosa Gender: Mare Color: Red Roan Height:  14.2 Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50 Ready to Adopt?  About April April is a gorgeous little mare! She has recently come back into our adoption program after the...
Renaissance

Renaissance

  Status: Adopted Year Born:  1990 Breed:  Appaloosa Gender:  Stallion Color:  Grey Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About ‘Renny’ October 1, 2014:   Renaissance, our 24-year-old blind, and recently gelded guy has been adopted! I can’t...
Delilah

Delilah

September 23, 2014: It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Delilah, our beautiful Appaloosa mare removed with her three siblings, father and nine sheep from a severe neglect case just a few months ago. Yesterday, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The very...
Our featured horse of the week is Austin!

Our featured horse of the week is Austin!

Austin came from a neglect case. He was adopted, then returned through no fault of his own. He has THE biggest personality on the sanctuary! He is a goof ball! He loves playing with jolly balls and muck tubs. He is so sweet and gets along with every other horse, pony,...
Bowie

Bowie

  Status:  Adopted! Year Born:  2000 Breed:  Appaloosa Gender:  Gelding Color:  Roan Appy Adoption Fee: $250 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Bowie Sept 13, 2014: Our boy went to his new home today! We are so excited for this lovable guy! It is amazing to see the sad,...
Our boy, Bowie, went to his new home today!

Our boy, Bowie, went to his new home today!

We are so excited for this lovable guy! It is amazing to see the sad, skinny horse with terribly overgrown hooves and urine scalding turn into such a gorgeous, sweet guy and being able to let him start his life again. He has a new best horse friend, a huge clean stall...
Temple is our Featured Animal of the Week!

Temple is our Featured Animal of the Week!

She is one of our amazing farm pigs. She is one of our “small” farm pigs since she weighs about 400 pounds. Temple was rescued from a neglect situation with a few other farm pigs- Fiddler, Fifer and Cal. Temple had a surgery to fix an umbilical hernia when...
Adam

Adam

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unspecified Breed: Cock Fighter Gender: Male Color: White/brown Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Adam Sept 10, 2014: Adam was adopted! Our friends at Lasa Sanctuary added Adam to their flock! He has a shelter and a yard for...
Featured Horse of the Week: Sueno

Featured Horse of the Week: Sueno

Our featured horse this week is Sueno! Sueno is Spanish for “dream”. He came from Mahoning County with two other horses and was emaciated and had a terrible coat. His weight is now back where it should be and he is a gorgeous liver chestnut color. Sueno is...
Featured Animal of the Week: Adam

Featured Animal of the Week: Adam

This week, our featured animal is Adam! Adam is one of our cock fight roosters that were rescued last year. He is a gorgeous boy. The belief is that cock fight roosters are mean, but most of them are sweet as can be- just like Adam! Adam suffers from some brain damage...
A Special Thanks to DraftTack.com

A Special Thanks to DraftTack.com

George & Joyce, owners of DraftTack.com have been keeping our horses safely haltered for nearly 3 years… They donate matching lead lines for every halter we order….. They are proud owners of rescued draft horses… And they supply an amazing online...
Peaches

Peaches

July 31, 2014:  While Peaches was coming out of her anesthesia, somehow her trachea collapsed. It happened very suddenly. All of the vets worked extremely hard to try and save her. Unfortunately, they were unable to get her to breathe on her own again. They...
Gallagher

Gallagher

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unspecified Breed:  Cow Gender: Male Color: Brown Adoption Fee: $50 Sponsor Fee: $35/month About Gallagher Gallagher the Cow’s owner checked in with us to let us know how well he is doing.  Spoiled from what we can see!!  Love the...
Willey

Willey

Status: At Sanctuary Age: Unknown Breed: Red Cap Cross Gender: Rooster Color: Red/Black Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About Willey Willey was found as an abandoned rooster and is a tough one. He is such a pretty and personable little guy who...
Tom

Tom

Status: At Sanctuary Age: Unknown Breed: American Game Bantam Gender: Rooster Color: Red/Black Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About Tom Tom is a very curious boy who loves treats.  He gets very excited when people come to visit and is loved...
Lenny

Lenny

Status: At Sanctuary Age: Unknown Breed: Spangled American Game Bantam Gender: Rooster Color: Red/Blue/White Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About Lenny Lenny is a gorgeous and unusually colored rooster.  But looks are not his only claim.  He...
Alvin and Marvin

Alvin and Marvin

  Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Roosters Gender: Males Color: Black/tan Adoption Fee: $10 each Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Alvin and Marvin May 19, 2015: Great news!!!  These two guys have landed a wonderful forever home.  We wish them the best of luck!!...

The Akron Yoga Project is holding the last of three in a three class series to benefit Happy Trails. This one will be held at Lock 3 in Akron! Please consider joining us! In light of all the recent rescued horses, we could sure use the zen and the donations!...
Galaxy

Galaxy

Status: Adopted! Year Born: 2003 Breed: Appaloosa Gender: Mare Color: Black w/ White Height: 14.2hh Adoption Fee: $500 Sponsor Fee: $50/month About Galaxy March 20, 2015:  Galaxy has been adopted!  Her foster mom just could not part with her as adoption inquiries came...
Brown Hens

Brown Hens

Status: Adopted!  Age: Unspecified Breed: Unspecified Gender: Hens Color: Brown Adoption Fee: $5 Sponsor Fee: $20/month Ready to Adopt? About These Hens December 4, 2014: All of these lovely ladies have been adopted! Thank you to everyone who has adopted these hens!...

Happy Trails Photo Gallery

We have made a commitment to bring you more of what you love most, compassionate, inspirational, revealing and compelling photos of our lovable rescued animals at the sanctuary.  Check back often for new photos!  Just click on ‘Sanctuary Photos‘ under the...
The Akron Yoga Project

The Akron Yoga Project

AYP is holding the 2nd class in a three class series to benefit Happy Trails.  This one will be held at Lock 3 in Akron! Please consider joining them as all class donations will benefit Happy Trails. What a great way to show your support, relieve some stress and focus...
Munna

Munna

Status: Adopted! Age:  Unknown Breed: Pot Bellied Pig Gender: Female Color: Black and White Adoption Fee: $50 Sponsor Fee: $35/month  About Munna December 15, 2015:  After about a year in foster care, we were given the great news that Munna is actually in her forever...
All of our Cows are Adopted!

All of our Cows are Adopted!

Having no animals of this type is a good thing!  It means we have successfully adopted all of them to loving homes and have the room to rescue and rehabilitate others. Please check back soon or browse our other wonderful animals in need of a forever...
Many thanks…

Many thanks…

Many thanks to Cory (16) and Alex (12), and Jeff (12) and Chase (16) who chose Happy Trails as the recipients of their earnings from National Lemonade day.  They were able to raise $165 to benefit the rescued animals of Happy Trails.  Great job...
Grant

Grant

Status: Adopted! Year Born:  1993 Breed: Quarter Horse Gender: Gelding Color: Red Roan Height: 15.3hh Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50/month Ready to Adopt? About Grant June 30, 2014:  Benny and Grant, two wonderful Quarter horses who we would love to adopt out...
Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button

Status: Adopted! Year Born:  1996 Breed: Quarter Horse Gender: Gelding Color: Chestnut Height: 15hh Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50/month Ready to Adopt? About Benny June 30, 2014:   Benny and Grant, two wonderful Quarter horses who we would love to adopt out...
Albert

Albert

Status: Adopted! Age: Unknown Breed: Cock Fighter Gender: Male Color: White/brown Adoption Fee: $10 Sponsor Fee: $20/month About Albert February 18, 2016:  Another guy adopted out to spend the rest of his days happy!  Albert is a sweet guy. He would love to have a...

Hey there Delilah!

Two weeks ago today we got this gorgeous mare, her 2 sisters, brother and father at Happy Trails. Her feet were so overgrown and twisted that she could hardly stand. Her muscles, tendons and ligaments were strained. Everyone was crossing their fingers that she would...
Milagro

Milagro

Status: Adopted! Age: 1983 Breed: Arabian Gender: Gelding Color: Sorrel Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50 About Milagro June 12, 2014: Milagro has indeed been reunited with his owner from long ago and has arrived safely. Doing much better since we rescued him from...
Happy Beginning for Milagro

Happy Beginning for Milagro

Milagro has indeed been reunited with his owner from long ago and has arrived safely. Doing much better since we rescued him from his situation of neglect and armed with the love he has been provided, Milagro (Pete) will live out his remaining years with the comfort...
Heaven’s Trail Memorial Ceremony

Heaven’s Trail Memorial Ceremony

It was a solemn day yesterday, as we laid to rest George, a founding pig and 15-year resident, as well as those we lost in the fire along with other animals we have helped cross over. Heaven’s trail, our cemetery, is another of the areas of the sanctuary you...
Avis

Avis

Status: Adopted! Age:  5+ Breed: Sheep Gender: Wether (Castrated Male) Color: White with Black Face Adoption Fee: $75 Sponsor Fee: $40 About Avis June 13, 2014:  Avis, Pecora, Cordero, and Samantha went to their new home in Pennsylvania yesterday. They are so happy in...
Pecora

Pecora

Status: Adopted!  Age: Unspecified Breed: Unspecified Gender: Ewe Color: White with Black Face Adoption Fee: $225 for the whole family Sponsor Fee: $40/month About Pecora June 13, 2014:  Avis, Pecora, Cordero, and Samantha went to their new home in Pennsylvania...
Cordero

Cordero

Status: Adoptable Age:  Unspecified Breed: Unspecified Gender: Wether (Castrated Male) Color: White with White face Adoption Fee: $75 Sponsor Fee: $40/month About Cordero June 13, 2014:  Avis, Pecora, Cordero, and Samantha went to their new home in Pennsylvania...
Samantha

Samantha

Status: Adopted! Age: Unspecified Breed: Unspecifed Gender: Ewe Color: White w/ Black Face Adoption Fee: $75 Sponsor Fee: $40/month About Samantha June 13, 2014:  Avis, Pecora, Cordero, and Samantha went to their new home in Pennsylvania yesterday. They are so happy...

Ashtabula County Rescue

Five horses, 9 sheep. As it often goes that old barn on an overgrown property, looking abandoned and unkempt is the home for beloved animals for years. It started less than 2 months ago with a rescue of our three amigos and has not stopped since then. We have taken in...
Arena Progress – June 8th

Arena Progress – June 8th

It’s been a minute and you won’t believe the difference in the blink of an eye.  Our arena is now a complete structure with sides and interior walls.  The doors are being hung and come Monday, the spouting will be installed.  This will be the last update...
Ella has found a wonderful home!!

Ella has found a wonderful home!!

She has settled in nicely with her new goat friends and a special needs sheep. It’s because of your support and the hard work of our dedicated staff and volunteers that these amazing rescues happen. Who would have thought together we could rescue a special needs...
George

George

May 29, 2014:  Sad news to report.  We have lost our wonderful friend and founding pig, George.  Recently his tumors were biopsied and George was found to have cancer.  During his examination it was found that he had a severe infection possibly caused by a sharp tooth...
Ella

Ella

Status: Adopted! Age: < 1 year Breed: Unspecified Gender: Feale Color: White/Brown Adoption Fee: $75 Sponsor Fee: $40/month About Ella May 28, 2014: Ella has been adopted and was taken to her new home, a Secret Garden.  This enchanting place is home to 3 other...
Arena Progress – Tuesday, May 21st

Arena Progress – Tuesday, May 21st

I am still amazed that a pile of “sticks” that were laying next to the horse barn are creating the new arena. Seeing the sheer size that the building will be is very exciting!  As I stand and stare at the space, I can see the future — I can see the horse...

 Preview Annette’s Special Radio Interview on K105 WQXK Be the first to listen the two part interview with founder, Annette Fisher, spotlighting the upcoming ‘Moving Forward Open House’.  Get the scoop on all of the fun we have in store for you, your...
Arena Progress – Monday, May 19th

Arena Progress – Monday, May 19th

Unbelievable! That is the word I would use to start to describe the feeling of seeing the initial construction begin on the new covered arena for Happy Trails. We have worked hard on raising funding for this major project and have waited patiently (ok, impatiently)...