Our activities

1. Horse-assisted therapy

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

2. Dog-assisted therapy

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

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!

4. Animal rights Defence

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.

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β€œDude, up your Instagram game already, mr-r” β€” Kai.

Will do, sir!

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Ardem Tutunjian, Kharberd kids miss you so much! They try to hug me instead (any port in a storm :D) but quickly realize it doesn't work that way. πŸ˜€ Happy belated birthday from all two- and four-legged once again. πŸ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

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At children's camp πŸ™‚
Taking there Archy with curved front legs and Begemotik with one leg missing also pursued a certain goal. We wanted to wait for the kids to ask pitiful questions (like the ones Archy always hears on the street) then to explain to them that disability is not a sentence and animals as well as humans with disability can live a normal life.

Guess what? No questions came! Kids don't care how many legs one has. Just enjoy the LOVE collected by FΓ«dor Kornienko in this photo set. πŸΆπŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ‘«πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ±

Elsik Azizian, thank you for this opportunity!
Jacqueline Faridani πŸ™‚
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2 weeks ago

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Happiness is when your dog gets operated with warning that 90% it's tumor, and there will be metastasis, and you have to prepare yourself for his chemotherapy courses which is by the way are quite expensive, and then you wait for 25 loooooong days to get the tumor test results form the lab, to learn what kind of tumor it was and...
get to know that it was a cyst!!!!! No cancer, no cancer, no cancer! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Vetexpert Veterinary Group, Mihran Lazyan, THANK YOU! πŸΎπŸ’›

P.S. Lalosh: Don't even hope that now when I have no cancer you can get me out of the house. πŸ˜€
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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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