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How Animal Wellness Therapies are Taking Over New York State

From ‘rewilding yourself’ with wolves to yoga with goats, these upstate New York retreats use animals to help us connect with ourselves In 2017, Sharon Boustani and her husband received a gift from their children: two baby Nigerian dwarf goats. One week later, they already knew that two wasn’t enough. They filled their upstate New […]

How to Raise a Healthy and Happy Goat

Goats have rapidly become one of the most popular animals in the United States, and it is easy to see why – they are adorable, loving, smart, and their curiosity lends itself to some hilarious antics. Because of this, many people are now looking to adopt goats as pets, which is great! But as with […]

How Goat Therapy Can Help with Stress, Illness & Depression

GOAT Therapy to the Rescue!! Research indicates that interaction with therapy animals can temporarily affect the release of various neurotransmitters in the brain. Oxytocin levels (linked with bonding) and dopamine levels (involved in the reward-motivation system) are increased, while cortisol levels (an immunosuppressant associated with stress) are decreased. All of which are very beneficial to […]

Some of the Most Unique Therapy Animals

We’ve all heard of therapy dogs. They can be found all over: in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and even libraries. Our goats work as therapy animals by providing affection when they snuggle and stretch during Goat Yoga. Dogs and goats aren’t the only animals who work as therapy animals, though. There is a diverse menagerie […]

7 Benefits to Exercising With Animals

Regular exercise is an important part of good overall health. We’re not shy about how much we love exercising with our goats. Whether you’re doing a half lotus pose with a dwarf goat, taking your dog for a run, or riding a horse, exercising with an animal can have all kinds of benefits, both for […]