Our hooves with happy endings:

Buddy Has Been Adopted!! Check Out His Before & After Pictures

Picture #1 Buddy Upon Arrival
Picture #2 Buddy After Healing Inside & Out

Buddy has found his forever home with a wonderful family in Nebraska. We want to thank his foster home who had Buddy since he was just a little weanling. They took Buddy from being a very sick and lost little guy to an incredible loving horse and gave him a chance at a happy life. It was very hard for his foster family to let Buddy go but knowing that he was going to a perfect forever home made it a little easier.

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Horse Hit by Vehicle Adopted!

Update-Bob has been Adopted! “Bob’s Story” The Sheriff called us and asked us if we could take a horse that was hit by a vehicle in our area. No more information was known about this horse other than this. And nobody in the area has claimed him. So we have taken possession of the horse under the direction of the Sheriff's Department. We have since named this sweetheart "Bob". Bob was very banged up from being hit and he also had a severe eye infection. Bob has since healed inside and out and "Bob" won the hearts of many people along the way. ... read more

Mustang Molly Has Been Adopted

Molly was a May 2012 Foal. Her Mommy, Faith was bred when she arrived from a very neglectful Owner. Faith went into Foster Care when she was still in foal with a Vet to insure her health and the health of her foal. As you can see Faith had a beautiful foal and Molly is now the picture of health. Molly was adopted to a wonderful family in Iowa who had previously adopted another one of our Mustang foals. Today they are good buddies and learning about nothing but love with their new family.

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Mustang Mare Victim of Neglect Finds Her Forever Home

ADOPTED! Faith a 12 year old Mustang Mare that was taken from a very neglectful situation has found her forever home with our good friends Ricka & Don in MO Valley, IA.

Faith was bred when she arrived and foaled April 18, 2012. Her foal Molly was weaned and found her Forever Home also. Faith is now green broke to ride, leads, loads and making amazing progress each day. Be happy Faith. You have a family who truly loves you and will give you everything you need for the rest of your life. We love ... read more

Grace Has Been Adopted!

Adopted! Grace was adopted as a (3) year old Mustang that had a very rough life before she came to us. She was very under weight, full of lice and had never been provided medical care of any type. But she has left that all behind her now and she is healed inside and out. Grace has found her forever home at PEC.
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Zoey Before & After - Adopted

Zoey along with 35 other horses were removed from a property where their Owner was not caring for them. There were also severe abuse issues with many of the horses on the property including Zoey. We were contacted by the Sheriff’s Department to remove all of the horses to help them find better homes. Now healed inside & out living the good life Zoey has been adopted by a family who adores her and she is also now broke to ride. Be happy beautiful Zoey. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful ... read more

Maggie Has Been Adopted!

The horse on the right is "Beautiful Maggie". She was adopted from Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland by the McEwen Family in Iowa. "Beautiful Maggie" will always be loved and cared for and we are so thankful for that!! Take care of your family "Beautiful Maggie". Give them gentle rides and make them smile each and everyday. [perma link]

Lacy Has Been "Adopted"

Lacy came in at just a few days old with her Mommy Abbey. Her Owner was forced to give them both up due to abuse & neglect issues. Lacey beat the odds and as you can see she turned out to be a beautiful Mare. She caught the eye of a special Lady who started working with Lacey and they bonded very quickly so she adopted Lacey. We are very happy Lacey found that special person to love her and give her a place to call home. **We would like to thank Don & Nancy who fostered Lacey and showed her what love was all about when she needed it the most. ... read more


UPDATE - Teqa has been adopted and now has a job as a working Horse on a Cattle Feed Lot. Be Happy Teqa and keep moving those Cattle where they need to be.

Please Share!! Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland has been asked to find a forever home for a very loved horse. His Owner wants a home that will love him, ride him and spend lots of time with him. Meet Teqa. He is a 7 year old QH gelding, current on all of his shots and farrier services. He has not been rode in a while but he was broke to ride previously. ... read more

Ted Has Been Adopted As A Pasture Mate

Ted has found his forever home with some very good friends of ours who needed a pasture mate for their beloved elderly horse. Ted is doing wonderful in his forever home. He loves his new buddy named “Baker”. Both have adjusted very well to each other. We are very thankful Ted was able to fill the void that was left when “Baker’s” previous buddy passed away. Good job Ted. We love you Ted and we are so happy for you & your new buddy “Baker”. [perma link]

Dakota has been "Adopted" to Roger & Peg in Nebraska. Dakota along with her Mommy Callie also adopted from Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland now have a "Perfect Forever Home Together” – Read Dakota’s story below.

Meet Dakota - She came to Hooves & Paws Rescue of the Heartland as an (18) day old foal with her Mommy Callie. Her Owner contacted us to take several of his horses including Dakota & Callie as he could no longer care for them. Dakota was adopted out with her Mommy after she was weaned. But now her second Owner is not able to provide for her. So she will be coming back to our Rescue/Shelter and she will be looking for that perfect "Forever Home" that she longs for. She is a beautiful QH who will be 3 years old in March 2014. ... read more

Honey Has Been Adopted


HAPPY NEWS! Donkey Jack Daniels (JD) was adopted today! He went to his new home this afternoon. We are thrilled for him. We want to thank Karen and her whole family for opening their hearts & home to Jack Daniels (JD). This is your home now sweet boy. Be happy! [perma link]


GREAT NEWS!! Buddy & Shadow have been "Adopted Together".

These "Mini Donkey Boys" will be headed to a Vet in Nebraska who follows the work we do.

They will have a "Very Good Life" being pampered and spoiled.

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