FAQs

GENERAL FAQ's

Where are you located?

Our facility is located at 5814 Hwy 348 Olathe, CO 81425

How long have you been in business?

DCTC was founded in 1999

How can I contact you?

Call the office at (970)323-5400 or email us at info@dctc.org

I haven't received a response to my call/email?

We are very busy and have a very small staff. It may take a few days for us to respond. If you do not hear back from us in 5 business days please contact us again.

What areas do you service?

We are located in Montrose county but have helped horses from all over Colorado.

Do you give tours of the facility?

Yes. Tours are given by appointment only please call the office (970)323-5400 or email us info@dctc.org to schedule. 

Are donations Tax Deductible?

All donations are tax deductible. 

Where do donated funds go?

If you donate to a special fundraiser the campaign will outline where all funds will be going. General donations go to supporting and caring for the horses and providing a safe environment for the clients. 

HORSE RESCUE FAQ'S

How can I  make a monetary donation to End of the Trail Horse Rescue (EOTT)?

Donations to EOTT can be made several ways 1) visit the Donate Page, 2) drop off a check or cash donation at our facility 5814 hwy 348 Olathe Co., 3) mail in a check to 5814 hwy 348 Olathe Co.

All checks should be made out to EOTT or End of the Trail Rescue.

How do I make an In Kind donation to EOTT?

In kind donations can be delivered to EOTT by appointment. 

How can I schedule a time to come see the horses?

To come take a tour or meet a specific horse call the office 323-5400 or email us at info@dctc.org.

How can I volunteer with EOTT?

For information on volunteering visit the Volunteer Page.

Where do the horses at EOTT come from?

Our horses come from all over. Some were surrendered by owners , some came from abusive or neglectful pasts, and some simply weren't a good fit with their owner so they came to us to find the right match. 

Will you take my horse?

Short answer: No. Long Answer: We are getting calls every day from people looking to surrender their horses. While we wish we could take them all we simply don't have the space or means to care for them all. EOTT is currently home to over 50 horses from all sorts of back grounds. We are very selective of the horses we admit- we try to help those who need us the most. If there is any way you are able to keep your horse, and provide them with proper care, please do so. A rescue should be your second to last option. Try to rehome the horse on your own, we can even list them on our courtesy listings for you.

Most of the calls we get are people looking to surrender senior horses (25+) because they cannot work as hard as they used to. Unfortunately most of the calls we get for adoptions are for younger horses. The likelihood of us being able to re-home a senior horse is far less than a younger horse. So understand when you relinquish a senior they are very likely to live out their life in a rescue. The other thing we ask you to consider with surrendering an older horse, especially if you've had them most of their life, is that they are going to have a harder time adjusting to the rescue. Depending on the horse the transition alone could kill them. They will grieve and miss their home and you. Some will even refuse to eat. We never want a horse to suffer and for this reason we advise the owners of senior horses to euthanize them at home if all else fails. Do not send them to an auction, let them pass with dignity in a place they feel comfortable and know that they are loved.

If you do need a rescue to take your horse contact us at 323-5400 or info@dctc.org. Even if we can't take them we can suggest other places to look.

I think someone is abusing/neglecting a horse, what can I do?

Call the sheriff's dept. and let us know. We can offer the owner assistance if they need it.

I have pasture I would like to offer for your horses.

That's wonderful! Please call us or send us an email with some pictures of the pasture, fences, and shelter.

How can I temporarily foster a horse?

To temporarily foster a horse you will need to fill out the foster application, foster contract, and foster rules and regulations. Once you have these filled out give us a call at 323-5400 or email us at info@dctc.org. All temporary foster homes must provide feed, water, and shelter. Vet and farrier costs will be covered by EOTT.

How can I permanently foster a horse?

Permanently fostering a horse is very similar to adopting a a horse. Visit our Adoption Process to further understand this. The difference is that you will not have the brand inspection placed in your name or take ownership on the horse(s). You are still however solely responsible for their care.

How can I adopt a horse?

Visit our Adoption Process page, this will outline the steps of adopting a horse from EOTT.

Permanent Foster VS Adoption.

In a permanent foster the horse will remain property of EOTT and the foster home may receive a tax write off for some of the care of the horse. In an adoption the brand inspection will include the adopter's name and ownership of the horse will be transferred to the new home. 

What horses do you have for adoption?

All of our adoptable horses are listed on the Meet the Horses Page under the heading Horses Looking for Forever Homes

Can I adopt a horse that is a therapy horse/permanent resident?

Therapy Horses are not up for adoption. Many are leased to our program and others are donated specifically as therapy horses. Permanent Residents may be up to adoption to the right person. Many are Seniors and/or crippled. For some the stress of moving would be too much so ti is better that they live out their lives with us in a place they know.  

How long is the adoption process?

The length of the process varies depending on the person and horse. 

Why do I have to foster the horse before adopting?

The foster period is like a trial run. It gives you the chance to see how the horse fits into your life. If it doesn't work out the horse comes back no harm no foul.

Why do you require an application and contract for adopting a horse?

The application lets us get to know you and helps to envision how the horse might fit with you. The contract is a safety net for the horse. If the horse doesn't wok out they always have a place with us. The contract also prevents our horses from ending up in situations like those we saved them from.

Do you adopt out of state?

Not at this time as it is difficult to check in on horses that are out of the state.

Does EOTT euthanize horses?

Yes. EOTT euthanizes horses only when the horse is suffering. We will fight to help the horse as long as they will continue to fight but we will not allow any animal in our care to suffer when there is nothing we can do to help them. It all comes down to quality of life. We want our horses to pass with dignity and respect. 

EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY FAQ'S

What is Hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes.

What is Therapeutic Riding?

Therapeutic Riding is based on the believe that anyone, regardless of physical, mental, or emotion disability should be able to interact with horses. Similar to Hippotherapy, Therapeutic riding utilizes the movement of the horse to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

What is EAP?

Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) is a professional field in which horses are used as a tool for emotional growth and learning.

What is EAL?

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is similar to EAP in its structure and goals. Our clients learn by participating in activities using the horse, then processing the feelings, behaviors, and patterns that result from that particular exercise.

What is EAGALA?

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.

How can I get myself/someone else into your program(s)?

Call our office at 323-5400 to schedule an appointment. Be sure to check the Services Page to see which programs are taking new clients.

Do you take insurance?

We can bill most insurances for Hippotherapy and EAP.

How much does a session cost?

Session costs are listed on the pages for each offered program.

How can I volunteer with Dream Catcher Therapy Center (DCTC)?

For information on volunteering visit the Volunteer Page.

How can I donate to DCTC?

DCTC is always looking for Scholarships for our clients as well as horse Sponsors!

Can I adopt a horse from your therapy program?

Therapy Horses are not up for adoption.

I would like to Donate a horse to your therapy program.

We only take donated horses into our Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding Programs, EAP and EAL are staffed with rescue horses. Because of this we are very selective on the horses we accept and very rarely take in new horses. They must be, at the very least, kid safe and sound. Not all horses will make a good therapy horse. If you have a horse you think would be a good addition to our program contact us at 323-5400 or info@dctc.org.

 

Don't see your question answered? Email us at info@dctc.org and we will add it.