About Rhea

Welcome to my website.  I hope you find it interesting and informative.

Let me tell you a little about myself. I am and always have been very connected to animals & nature.  When I was a young child, my animals were my best playmates.

Rhea & Brad

Rhea & Brad

I remember always wanting to have a dog (or dogs) around me from the time I could say dog.  Even at a young age I knew my life purpose was to heal animals.

There was a 20+ year period where life took a different turn, and then several years ago, I got back to my passion – helping earth and her creatures (both people and animals) to heal.

I live on an acreage with my husband – Brad, and my mother – Susan, and a large number of dogs, cats & horses.  At present three dogs have adopted us

  • KES – An Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) giant mixed breed girl,
  • BREE – an Alaskan Malamute girl
  • SCORE – a Pyrenees rescue boy

Six horses make their home with us – three we bred and raised (Hope, George, & Chester), and three are retired broodmares (R.B., Lady & Glory).


Bree, our Alaskan Malamute

Our cat population consists of four very friendly cats who gracefully allowed us to move onto their acreage, three rescue feral cats who needed a new home, and our cat’s friends who often come over for a meal and a warm barn to stay in.

We moved to our acreage with one horse – R.B., and one dog – Misty, which were two of our main reasons for the move.   R.B. was originally my riding horse, and is now retired but still head mare of our place.  Misty, our Weimaraner, recently passed away.  Several cats lived on the acreage when we arrived, and have stayed.

Since that time, we have been as high as nine horses, four dogs, and eleven cats who call the acreage their home, as well as all their friends.  Other animals that consider our place as part of their home on occasion are various moose, coyotes, porcupines, a large herd of deer, a skunk, a badger, voles, and gophers.  Several varieties of birds visit from time to time as well – eagles, woodpeckers, chickadees, swallows, blue jays, owls, hawks, and many others.  We also were the home for a huge migration of monarch butterflies one year.

George and Chester, some of my horses when they were babies.

George and Chester, two of our horses when they were babies.

I try to make our acreage a refuge for as many animals as can comfortably and peacefully live together, and that has been relatively successful.

I would love to hear from you about your two and four-legged family members.  Please feel free to contact me if I can help you or your family with any of their health and wellness concerns.