The majority of The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program visits are in the Chicago and Chicagoland area with our registered Pet Partners therapy teams at hospitals, nursing homes, programs for disabled, veterans, at-risk you, and others in need; however, we do have numerous opportunities for visits with the public. We would LOVE to see you at these upcoming community events, visits and fundraisers!
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Join us for our monthly SOUL Veterans Animal Therapy Troops program at SOUL Harbour Ranch. All veterans and active military, with their families, are welcome to enjoy SOUL to SOUL connections with our special therapy animals on the last Sunday of every month.
Please RSVP at the SOUL Veterans program page link.
Pet Partners "Walk with Me" at the Arboretum of S. Barrington
1st Sunday May-October
Please join our miniature therapy horses and therapy dogs at our monthly "Walk with Me" program, a Pet Partners exercise initiative, at the Arboretum of South Barrington on the 1st Sunday of every month May through October.
Sunday, April 16, 2023
New Volunteer Info Session
Our all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit is looking for dedicated animal handlers to put forth our mission of enriching lives through the power of the human-animal bond...the SOULful connection we feel so deeply with our special therapy animals AND one another! If you love animals and want to help others through the healing powers of animal-assisted therapy, we would LOVE to have you join us. We have the Barrington area/Chicagoland area's most experienced miniature therapy horse teams, visiting since 2012. We are also the only comprehensive animal-assisted therapy program with therapy dogs, miniature therapy horses, miniature therapy donkeys, mini therapy pigs, a therapy cat and a Flemish giant rabbit.
Click the RSVP link to register at the CONTACT US page.!
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Parade Kick-off 12:30pm
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade
Keep Calm and Shamrock On! The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program was honored to once again be invited to march in the 2023 Chicago. St. Patrick's Day Parade! We had SO MUCH FUN!
The Annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade and Events are proudly sponsored by Chicago Plumbers Local 130 UA since 1956 & The Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee.
Anxiety Awareness Virtual Event
We know animals are good for the SOUL, so thanks to all who joined us on Zoom for this virtual anxiety awareness event!
The platform featured a short introduction by Miss Teen Lakemoor Adelynn. Everyone then experienced the joy and happiness that our therapy animals share, even virtually, which decreased stress and anxiety. Jodie Diegel, SOUL Harbour Ranch founder and nurse coach, also led us through short breathing and meditation exercises for further anxiety and stress reduction.