Pet Therapy Photos

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Our Mission Statement "We Bring Smiles"

By using rescued animals for therapy work.

Animal Therapy News

October 2nd
The healing power of animalsJournal AdvocateGies-Crowder started the program at Centennial in 2006, after finding out about the Delta Society, an organization that certifies therapy dogs. "It intrigued me, so I started doing research on animals being...
September 24th
UALR ForumLR student receives scholarshipsUALR ForumCampolieta is an active member of the LR campus, serving as a Resident Advisor and on the Student Government Association. His academic success has awarded him membership in the Delta Mu Delta Society as ...
September 24th
PUPS program offers patients stress relief, furry friendWLOXThe Patients Utilizing Pets Services Program allows dogs certified through Delta Society in Gulfport to visit patients. It is not new to the coast, but the 81st Medical Group is only just beginni...
September 23rd
The Daily TelegraphPet therapy training sets loving labrador Toby on path to help dementia ...The Daily TelegraphShe added residents have been building a relationship with Toby, who has been trained by the Delta Society, since he has started visiting thre...
September 14th
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption, Grand Saline, Texas, Sept. 18-19, 2015The Cherokeean HeraldThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Grand Saline, Texas, Sept. --------------------------------------------------...
September 14th
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)Mordy, beloved therapy dog who aided hundreds at Kona hospital, dies at 14Hawaii Tribune-Herald (subscription)The hospital's lone certified pet therapy dog completed a 50-hour Delta Society Pet Partners program in 2...
September 13th
Poor water management hits DeltaViet Nam NewsHCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam's Mekong Delta, which is home to 18 million people, has suffered adverse consequences due to poor water resource management, a researcher at a Can Tho University think tank has sai...
September 11th
What's Happening? Quite a bit this weekend, Don't miss out, from Rodeos, Fish ...County 10RIVERTON: Annual Wild Horse & Burro Adoption – come see wild mustang horses in training. On FRIDAY Sept. 11, a clinic for the general public is offered a...
June 23rd
Cibola County BeaconWild Horse & Burro Adoption, Albuquerque, N.M., June 26-27, 2015Cibola County BeaconThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption in Albuquerque on Friday and Saturday, June 26-27. The two-day e...
January 13th
Therapy dogs help patients recover - Yahoo7Yahoo!7 News... program so patients with varying conditions can benefit during their time in hospital. When they're not here, therapy dogs like Benji are household pets. The Delta Society relies on dog lovers...

Young's Funny Farm on the Road
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Young's Funny Farm Resumes Visits

Young's Funny Farm is having a busy summer with visits to school programs, camps, community events as well as our visits to nursing homes.

To request visit, please fill out request form.

Donations are now tax deductible thanks to the Greater Berwick United Way. 

Donations can be made by clicking on the donate button on the bottom right of this page. Donations are used for care and feeding of our animals, veterinarian bills and support our visits. 

You can find us on Facebook by looking for Young's Funny Farm Inc.

Who We Are
Young's Funny Farm is the home of some very special therapy animals including our therapy donkeys Henry & Honeybun; our miniature therapy horses, Buddy & Shorty; therapy ducks, Afro, Daffy, Donald, Frenchie, Stumpy & Von Drake; and our cross trained service/therapy dogs Cinderella. All our animals are part of the Pet Partners® and have taken the same testing that the more common therapy dog takes with only minor adjustments for different species.

We currently have 11 therapy animals available for visits. 

What We Do
We visit many different types of facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, special needs centers, schools, church programs, camps and other community events. We do many special needs camps and classes as well as assisted living units.

We Can Alway Use Donations

We volunteer our time and resources and our visits and services are done for free. First we need donations and if you are able to help, with a donation, of any amount, even a small amount, it all adds up and helps. If you cannot help, do not feel bad, but sometimes words of encouragement help too.

You can use PayPal buy clicking the button on the bottom of the page or by sending a check to Young's Funny Farm, 764 Knob Mountain Rd, Berwick PA 18603. For a better break down of costs please click here.

Gift Cards
We can always use gifts cards for Tractor Supply Company, Agway and for projects on the farm and fence repair, Home Depot and Lowes. For a better idea of what type of feed we use and costs please click here.

For a better idea of our costs for caring for the animals, please click here.

Young's Funny Farm - We Bring Smiles!

The Littlest Things in Life Available at Berwick Library

The Littlest Things in Life is a short feature movie directed by Jeanette Kammerer, from Temple University's Film and Media Arts program as her senior thesis film. The film is a fifteen-minute documentary about miniature horses Buddy and Shorty of Young’s Funny Farm in Berwick, Pa, who are trained to assist and provide therapy for people who need physical, mental, and emotional aid.

This film willfocus on Young’s Funny Farm in Berwick, Pa, an animal therapy program run by husband and wife team Neil and Yvonne  "Vonnie" Young, which uses a variety of animals such as dogs, ducks, donkeys, and two mini hors
es to provide those in need with a unique emotional therapy experience.

The film crew followed the Young's on several therapy visits including St Joseph Center in Scranton and other facilities.

Most people are familiar with St Joseph Center because of WNEP's Joe Snedeker's Go Joe Bike Ride throughout the region to raise funds for St Joseph Center.

 In 2008, the St Joseph Center annual report, stated "Another unique experience this year for individuals in the program was Young's Funny Farm visits to both sites. Young's Funny Farm is an organization that brings therapy animals to visits individuals in different settings. During their visit they brought Timmy a therapy dog, Buddy and Shorty, two miniature therapy horses. Honeybun, a therapy donkey and two beautiful ducks. Those in the program enjoyed petting, feeding and looking at the animals. For many it was the first time they were able to see the various animals."

buddy professional.jpgThe film opens at the Covered Bridge Festival at Knoebles, where the Young's were doing a meet & greet where the public can visit with the therapy animals, learn about the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program and ask questions.

While the Young's have increased the number of public appearances they do on top of the therapy vists, they want the people to know, that the public appearences do not demostrate the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). The film shows the miniature horses during actual visits and how residents and patients respond.

Anyone who is considering doing therapy work with a dog or other animal, would benefit from seeing what is involved. Further information can be found at the Pet Partners® Program web site. 

The littlest Things in Life, premiered May 1, 2013 at the Pearl Theater in Philadelphia and was broadcasted by Metrocast in June.

People can also contact the Young's directly at 

Proud Member

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"Animals have the ability to bring out the best in people; when you  have the chance to cuddle with Timmy or Cinder, or
hear Honeybun "sing" for her 
carrot, it takes you back to gentler days of petting zoos, and connecting with nature."

"It is a pleasure for me to be able to express the experience and enjoyment brought to our residents from Young’s Funny Farm. We are aware that other facilities
host this group — but in their parking lots. We bring them into the facility, into the Activities Room where they are able to move among the residents, be pet and touched and given much love. 

Young’s Funny Farm has visited our facility many times. Their interactions with our residents is exceptional. They are patient and understanding, while interacting 
with our residents and their animals. Residents are entertained as well as excited to have these certified animals in such close proximity. Their faces tell it all."



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