In the beginning until now . . .

It all started back in 2005,

"Little Star Burner"

after sudden retirements for both co-founders from the hectic and crazy business world. The co-founders of D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm, found themselves lacking fulfillment and joy.  They felt displaced due to their sudden disabilities and no longer able to do the jobs they had been able to do for years.  Feeling alone, unwanted, depressed, nowhere to go and unable to do their jobs, they needed something.  It made them both  feel that they could no longer actively contribute to the world.  Until one day while talking with their eldest granddaughter about farm animals.  They realized that they could contribute by helping out no longer wanted, abused and disabled  animals,   They went out in search for that special horse that would give them both meaning and responsibility to share in.  They found a young Appaloosa mare named "Little Star Burner", who was looking for a new home of her very own.  It wasn't long that they found out that Little Star had contracted EPM, before they had purchased her. (EPM: Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, is a disease caused by the apicomplexan parasite Sarcocystis neurona that affects the central nervous system of horses. Making it very difficult to walk, and move about.  EPM was first discovered in the 1960s by the American biologist Dr. Jim Rooney. The disease is considered rare, though recently, an increasing number of cases have been reported.)  They realized that they had to do something for her.  And, through Little Star, their journey began for both Little Star and  for the both of them,  and along with all the other rescue animals that have come to D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm.

Our Proud and Loyal Rescue Animals

We enjoy all of our furry and feathered babies here.  Yes, it is a very difficult job to do each and every day.  Especially for those who have gone over the Rainbow Bridge and those who still struggle on their way to recovery.  But without all of our babies, we shutter to think what would of become of all of them if left behind.     Each of them, like Little Star, have their own stories to tell. And, through D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm we are giving them a chance to tell each of their  own stories and to give them a new chance at living a comfortable life   

Get Involved


We are an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue.  We are focused on helping surrendered, abused, and disabled equines. We enjoy helping them make their journey back into finding a safe and happy environment for them to flourish. 

Are you passionate about what we're doing?  Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that bests suits you.  We're excited to have you join our team!

Please consider volunteering your time, or help us out by donating items like hay, straw, sawdust, feed, animal related items, etc.  Or, by donating money for their daily care, like vet and dental bills, surgeries, blacksmith care, and etc.  Or perhaps by sponsoring an equine monthly, or adopting one of our many beautiful babies. 

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm also contributes to our local communities.  If you are in need to satisfy a "Community Service" requirement, we are here to help.  Just give us a call and set up an interview and fill out the necessary paperwork to get you on your way to satisfy a court order or Michigan Works requirements.

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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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