Experiential Therapy

Our experiential therapy programs address the individual needs of participants and inspire compassion for all people and animals. Our therapeutic programs provide healing and hope for hundreds of individuals and families each year.

Our Therapeutic Programs

Our individual and small group programs use expressive tools and activities, such as animal care, role-playing or acting, arts and crafts, music, and guided imagery. Our intention is for participants to graduate as campers, volunteers or active members of the HFS community.

Stay tuned for group programming updates!

Individual Therapy (ages 6-17)

Offered in a one-to-one setting with a member of our therapy team and the support of our animal care staff and volunteers. Participants will work towards individualized goals determined by the individual, caregivers, and the therapist. For more information, please contact our Program Director, Annie, at Annie.Aschenbrenner@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org.

"For the first time in her life, Charlotte belonged somewhere and was shown deep compassion and empathy despite some of the ways she needed special accommodations. And, because she had the opportunity to work with peers in an environment she felt included and safe in, she developed incredible skills in communication and leadership. Charlotte is not only more aware of her own needs, but is also better able to advocate for herself and others thanks to her experience at Heartland."
- Leah, Mom of Therapy Participant, Charlotte
Cancellation Policy

Therapy participants must cancel before 5 pm the night before a scheduled session. If a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or the participant fails to show up, a refund will not be issued for that session. In the event of an emergency, please call Heartland at 608-440-1118 and one of our staff will follow up with you.

Our Rescued Residents

Heartland has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier farm animal sanctuaries. We provide high-quality, specialized care, hope and healing for animals who have suffered abuse, neglect, and have nowhere else to go. Many of our rescued residents experience safety and compassion for the very first time after walking through our sanctuary doors.

The vast majority of rescued animals who find hope at Heartland will remain at the sanctuary for their entire lives. When possible, we place animals in safe and loving homes. And we serve as a resource for shelters and county agencies around the state who request our assistance with farm animal abandonment and cruelty cases.

  • Cookie

  • Cupcake

  • Archer

  • Arnold

  • Baxter

  • BeyoncĂ©

  • Blue

  • Beau

  • Bertram (Bert)

  • Billy

  • Blossom

  • Daisy

  • Chachi

  • Fonsi

  • Darkwing

  • Dolly

  • Donna

  • Crystal

  • Toast

  • Esme

  • Esther

  • Fern

  • Flower

  • Gracie

  • Harriet

  • Joan

  • Krokus

  • Sable

  • Goblin

  • Justice

  • Libby (Liberty)

  • Lucy

  • Maxwell

  • Maybelle

  • Mick

  • Thor

  • Orion

  • Mister

  • Moo

  • Olive

  • Pandora

  • Percy

  • Pico

  • Puff

  • Princess

  • Rosie

  • Rudy

  • Sunflower

  • Ash

  • Tank

  • Teddy

  • Theo

  • Rascal

  • Tofu

  • Popcorn

  • Venus

  • Vincenzo

  • Xena

  • Zeus

  • Stella

  • Nova

  • Jemma

  • Ms. Everdeen

  • Goldie

  • Shanta

  • Missy

  • Wolfie

  • Daria

  • Hershey

  • Petri

  • Helen

  • Cheryl

  • Chadwick

  • Ruby

  • Alice

  • Sassafrass

  • Jerry

  • Frankie

Change Lives With Your Gift

Making a tax-deductible donation is the best way to show your support and help Heartland Farm Sanctuary continue the important work we do for farm animals and people in Dane County.

Help Heartland with your donation today!

Your gift - of any amount - helps us provide care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all.