Our Activities

1. Horse-assisted therapy

2. Dog-assisted therapy

Alternative treatment and facilitation of physical & mental state of people with a wide range of conditions.

Furry therapists hurry to cuddle in your arms, while subtly relieving your stress & anxiety, working on your fine motor skills, giving you a sense of responsibility, teaching how to love and be loved by someone unconditionally.

3. Stray rescue

4. Animal rights Defence

We do what in our power to rescue stray or endangered animals from streets orΒ  people who abuse them. Centaur shelter takes care of animals’ medical issues, adopts them out, pursues criminal prosecution for animal abusers, and trains dogs to be engaged in dog-assisted therapy. Yes, our “furrypists” are former strays!

There is no law against animal abuse in Armenia. The underlying aim of all our rescue and public activities is to make that law possible against the odds. We sincerely hope that one day it will come true!

Become our Patron today

Patrons support animal rights defence and animal-assisted therapy activities in Armenia. You can become one by subscribing to a monthly donation of your choice (can be cancelled anytime).

Credit cards and PayPal donations are accepted.

2 days ago


With Orphans & Their Dogs ❀️

Mickey Muk, Archie, Tatik, Malish, Abby, and Meda - LOVE may take different shapes. πŸ™‚ πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

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Orphans & Their Dogs, THANK YOU for support! πŸ‘£πŸ‘πŸΎ

Two months report πŸ™‚

Past two months have been quite tough. Centaur would remind of a clinic rather than a therapy center with three animals having been diagnosed serious issues at the same time πŸ€” but with your help we could survive and revive. πŸ™‚ 🌺

Thanks to your financial support:

πŸ“· 1. Cat Pujur with kidney failure got his tests and underwent a treatment πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ that might be the first step to a very important surgery. Also thanks to your support he gets his special food (pic 8) every month.

πŸ“· 2. Lalosh is getting a treatment for his ear issue that also might end with surgery. Waiting for the results of a very important test.

πŸ“· 3. Almost paralyzed Ktsan is able to stand, walk, run and even jump again! πŸ₯ Her 2 years old wound started to heal. Half of her medicines is not available in Armenia and was possible to obtain only because of your support.

πŸ“· 4. We provided the German Shepherd saved from being put down because of his aggressiveness and kept on an isolated fenced land for psychical recovery with dry food for a whole month. He's doing much much better now! πŸ₯‚

πŸ“· 5. We bought baby food for the puppy run over by a car right in front of us. She's traumatized yet, after some work with her we will set her for adoption. 🌞

πŸ“· 6. Meat. Pure meat twice a week. πŸ™‚ πŸ’ͺ

πŸ“· 7. We de-wormed and de-fleed 38 dogs! And got some super yummy treats for dog-assisted therapy sessions!

πŸ“· 8. Pujur's special food.

πŸ“· 9. And of course fuel for our irreplaceable car!

THANK YOU so much for caring! πŸŒžπŸΎπŸ€πŸŒ»
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3 days ago


Агнцы ΠΏΡ€ΠΈΠ²Π΅Ρ‚ΡΡ‚Π²ΡƒΡŽΡ‚ Π˜ΠΈΡΡƒΡΠ° πŸ‘»πŸ˜
FΓ«dor Kornienko
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Eva Sahakian, here is your girl - muddy (visited the rain pond nearby) and happy 😍🌹 ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating Kai's return after two nights of missing him! 😽

Hopefully he won't link sausages with disappearing for long time. 😹 Life was so sad without his evil muzzle endlessly meowing and him peeing on every window he can find. Knowing his big love to big cars we were sure, he finally jumped in one of them and went traveling πŸ™€ but luckily he's back! 😽

The monster was obviously not as happy to see us.😼😻

Jacqueline Faridani
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Animal-Assisted Therapy & Rescue Center

Centaur is a place where stray animals and those that are in danger are rescued and trained for animal-assisted therapy. The team at Centaur teaches them that humans are the friends, and for some it takes years β€” due to extremely bad experiences in the past. And vice-versa: the dogs of Centaur professionally treat cynophobia (fear of dogs) in both children and adults, and not just that.

Since 2008 we've been providing equine therapy (or hippotherapy) for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Within a few first hippotherapy sessions, the physical and mental condition of most people improve. Several years ago we started making dog therapy sessions as well, being the first to do so in Armenia, and now we want to scale up.

Therapeutic dogs help children with autism thrive by entering a relationship where they become naturally responsible for the well-being of their furry friend. They can treat fear of dogs, PTSD and other anxiety disorders. We want to work on reaching to more people than ever before and make the number of our beneficiaries grow.

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