Animal Rescue in Orlando

The Scotty Foundation rescues animals and brings them to their ranch and treats them like they are their own. They rescue all sorts of animals from horses, goats, and even pigs. The Scotty Foundation welcomes you with open arms and is all about bringing a smile to your face. There are many reasons why The Scotty Foundation is the top animal rescue in Orlando.

About The Scotty foundation

The Scotty Foundation offers free horse rides to the public. We believe that everyone should have access to be a part of animals and nature. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses and other animals. Our staff also provides therapeutic benefits to those people and families who might otherwise not be able to gain access to these animals and to find these animals a forever home. We are also building a core group of young horses. Trainers train them with love to our specifications and work to provide free access to children and adults with little or no experience. We continue to help rehabilitate and rehome all the animals we felt we could help; cats and dogs are also included.

Murphy’s Story

Murphy arrived at The Scotty Foundation in 2014 at the age of 2 years old. Mrs. Susan originally purchased him as a personal horse and he was one of the original horses at the ranch! Murphy loves to manipulate his way into being lazy horse when he doesn’t want to work. This horse loves to just lounge around and eat apples. Being a Tennessee walker, he is a gaited horse and loves to show off his prance as well!

Bailey’s story

Bailey came to live at the foundation in 2014 when she was 10 years old. She was purchased from an abusive ranch on the Florida coast and brought to the ranch for a new opportunity in life. Bailey is really sweet and gentle and loves to please. Because of her sweet nature, she is lower in the heard rankings and sometimes gets chased around by the more dominant horses from time to time. Her best friend is Casanoble!

Flicka’s Story

Flicka was rescued in Florida as she was left in a field to die with no food or water. She came to the ranch in 2014 when she was only 4 years old. Flicka is one of the 15,000 worldwide Rocky Mountain horses. She is the head of the herd and very dominant. Most days, she loves to gallop down the pasture and jump poles in our arena. Even though she loves to dominate, she is so sweet and gives gentle kisses to all those that ask.


Tiny is the largest horse at The Scotty Foundation. She was rescued from Atlanta and brought to the foundation in 2017 when she was 9 years old. While her size would make her a great carriage horse, her personality was too gentle to be lugging carts around down the street. Because Tiny is so big, she eats twice as much as the other horses. Despite her size, she is often bullied by some of the more dominant horses. However, she is a gentle giant and loves everyone.

3 benefits That Come Along With Volunteering

Volunteering Connects You To Others

One of the most well-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering empowers you to unite with your community and make it a better place. Even assisting with small tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. Additionally, volunteering is a two-fold connection: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. There are many benefits to dedicating your time to volunteering. Volunteering helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your network. You will be together with individuals who have similar interests and neighborhood connections, You will also be doing fun and fulfilling activities.

Some people are easily outgoing. However, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering offers the opportunity to practice and improve your social skills since you are regularly engaging with a group of people with common interests. Once you have practice, it’s easier to network and make more friends and contacts.

Volunteering Is Enriches You Physically and Mentally

Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. Also, volunteering is a way to manage stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being. Nothing relieves stress better than a meaningful connection to another person. Working with pets and other animals improves mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Volunteering makes you happy and this is through hormones. Researchers have discovered that being altruistic to others delivers immense pleasure. Human beings are want to serve others. The more we give, the more happiness we receive.

Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

Are you thinking about switching careers? Volunteering can help you get the experience you need and allow you to meet new people in the field. Even if you aren’t thinking of switching, careers volunteering allows you to practice essential skills used in the workplace. You will gain skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, planning projects, and more.

The Scotty Foundation is dedicated to educating and promoting a more natural harmonious interaction, of not only humans and horses, but all God’s creatures. We strive to give the animals that land in our care a new meaningful purpose in life. Our horses, and other animals, interact in the community to educate and bring awareness to responsible horsemanship. Come visit us and all of our animals, we cannot wait to meet you. Contact us today at (407)325-8982.