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Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary


Adaptive Riding Program Needs Equine Support Staff- Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary/Solace Equine Academy
We are looking for equine (horse) enthusiasts that would like to look after our the needs of our adaptive riding horses. This would eventually work up to becoming side-walkers, leaders and eventually horse team captain. Solace Equine Academy is based on PATH principles and programs. The Equine Program Director is a PATH Certified instructor.
Primary duties include and are not limited to the following; cleaning, preparing feed, tack management. Applicants must be able to make a six month commitment, have reliable transportation, be able to lift 50 lbs, walk for extended periods of time and work in the elements.
Applicants 18 and over must pass a back ground test.

4 Shifts

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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About Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary


12020 123rd Ave SE, Rainier, WA 98576, US

Mission Statement

Our goal is to rescue, rehabilitate farm animals and to educate and inspire the public about their care and welfare. We provide a lifelong sanctuary for our adopted animals with veterinary care, proper feeding, environment enrichment and love. At the same time giving people who might not have had contact with farm animals a hand on experience. We offer learning programs for children and teens, helping them to connect and build emotional and mental well-being through the human- animal bond. We also work with mental health providers and their patients, through equine assisted activities and therapies.


Black Dawg Farm and Sanctuary started in 2015 with two horses from the kill pen, it has since grown and evolved from there. We are located in Rainier, Washington on 10 beautiful acres of farmland nestled in Thurston County. We are a farm animal sanctuary that provides a lifelong home to the animals in residence.

We do not adopt out any animals.

Many of the animals are not considered adoptable due to age, nature of injuries, psychological and emotional trauma. This is their last chance for a home, where they are loved, cared for and are allowed to be happy individuals.

We receive the animals through other animal rescue agencies, the sheriff's department, abandonment and owners that are no longer able to care for their animals.

We are making a difference in the community through education and awareness. Our Vision and mission guide us in everything we do and how we will continue to proceed in the future.

Besides being a farm animal sanctuary, we are an educational learning center- teaching the public about the social and ethical responsibility of animal ownership. We do this thru educational tours, hands-on-learning, and by hosting professionals who are experts in their field- come and speak. We believe that the human-animal bond is crucial to to mental health and well-being. These animals that were once unwanted are able to teach us about love, empathy and so much more.

People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts


12020 123rd Ave SERainierRainier, WA 98576



  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Shift commitments are two hours in length for a minimum of 6 months. Beginning horsemanship class will be provided.
  • Must have a can do attitude, self starter and want to learn.

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