Pipsqueak Paddocks is located in Chilliwack, in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada.


If you have previously adopted a Mini from Pipsqueak Paddocks and can no longer keep it, 
please contact us as we are more than happy to welcome it back,
along with any of it's new little buddies who also need a place to go.


If you have a Mini not already affiliated with us, who needs rehoming, please contact us and
we will be happy to try to help you touch base with folks looking for a Mini in your area.


Pipsqueak Paddocks
PO Box 4044 Yarrow Stn Main
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 5H8



  info@pipsqueakpaddocks.com

604-316-5060



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Meanwhile, back at Pipsqueak Paddocks...

Huh. 

We lost our dear little Mulligan.

Amelia had a change of plans and has now been adopted by our vet!  Wahoo!

Delilah has gone off to her new family and they love her to bits already!

Buddy has some folks coming to meet him this weekend.

And, we have our last surrender here now...  Meet Trinket!



 

We couldn't leave them now... 

Well.  Things are going to change.

I will put my statement outlining our big change at the end of this entry.  The short version is this... we are going to be morphing from an active rescue into a safety net for the nearly 300 Minis already under our umbrella.  I am going to be spending my time checking up on all of our Minis and rehoming the handful that seem to make their way back to us each year for various reasons.

We aren't quite done yet though!  Our last surrender will be arriving in a couple of weeks.  Meanwhile, let's see what's been happening...

Petra left yesterday for her new adoptive home.  Sweet Delta had passed away, leaving Posy lonely, and so Petra has gone to be her new friend.

Amelia is going to hang out until April, as her new family is going on a big vacation for most of March.  Then she will join two other elderly Minis over on the Island.  They are really looking forward to having her there!

Chester and Peter Pan are both going to be adopted by their foster homes - who are both thrilled!  

Delilah's big buddy did not seem to appreciate the addition to the herd, so she has come back to us.  She has already got a new family eagerly awaiting her arrival though!

Buddy has also come back to us and we're sure it won't be long before he's got a new family to call his own.

Here is Peter Pan with his new big brother, our old pal Archer!  (Archer is not big at all... Peter Pan is just that small!  LOL)

Pipsqueak Paddocks Miniature Horse Haven Society is going to be shifting gears.  We will remain a Society and Charity, but our mandate is morphing.  We will now be focussing on ensuring that the nearly 300 Miniature Horses and small ponies under our umbrella remain safe, healthy and happy.  Seeing as our youngest Mini was just born, this will be our mandate for the next 30+ years.   

We will be here to welcome back any previously adopted Minis and any herd mates who need to come in with them.  We will also be here to honour agreements made with folks who have named the Society in their will as the place their Minis will go, if the worst should happen.   

We will be reformatting the website to help educate people on the safest way to re-home their own Minis, as well as providing information on Mini care in general.  We will also keep trying to connect folks who are looking for Minis with folks who are looking to re-home Minis in their region of the province.  With our vast network, built over the past 13 years, we also hope to be able to assist Minis in need of rescue to find new situations in their own regions.   

I am very proud of the rescue work we have done.  Everyone who has been a part of our team over the years should be as well.  We have made a real difference for Miniature Horses in BC.   

It has also been a privilege to assist hundreds of people who have had to make the heartbreaking decision to give up their Minis.  So many folks have been able to find peace with their decision once we discussed our process with them.  Life happens, and we have always been happy to help those folks who just wanted the best for their Minis.  In order to fulfill our promise to those folks and the hundreds of Minis already under our umbrella, we need to make this change.   

Why now?  There are many reasons, some have been slowly building and others are new.  There are some major changes happening on the property where our main facility is.  We will no longer to be able to house as many Minis at once here.  Yes, we have amazing foster homes, but having the Minis come in to the main facility first for assessment and vet care is essential.  I believe that this centralization was the key to our success for so long.  Also, though we are a Society, there is one person who does the bulk of the work in every department.  That person is me, and I am weary.  LOL  It has been an amazing 13 years.  You will never know what this Society and our work has meant for me personally.  What the teamwork and friendships built have meant to me.  I needed this as much as the Minis did... we rescued each other. 

Now though, the more stressful aspects of running a rescue are taking their toll on heart, mind, and soul.  However, I feel excited about touching base with all of our adopters and even visiting as many of our Minis as I can.  I am looking forward to making charts and graphs with the data we have gathered about Mini rescue.  I am totally stoked about adding new photos and stories to each Mini's page on our website!  I will also be very happy to welcome back any of our adopted Minis who need us again.  Life happens, to us all.  It is my job to ensure that it is a good life all around.

That part will happen pretty definitely. 

First off - thank you all SO SO SO much for your support in 2016.  It was a bit of a "slow" year with a mere 50 Miniature Horses in our care throughout the year.  Once again - we could not do it without our supporter, donors, foster homes, volunteers and adopters!

Sam and Delilah have both been adopted!

The pair of Minis on the Island were taken in by the gal who was supposed to transport them here!  LOL  Love at first sight I suppose!  The 4 up in Armstrong also found homes nearby, which is wonderful as they won't have to go for a long haul in the middle of winter now!

The rest of Peter Pan's herd have all found homes.  Only Petra had to come off Island as the others all found homes over there, including the old gal Butterfly who was adopted by our emergency foster home.  I love that!  Petra already has a home lined up with our old pal Posy!

Our dear girl, Amelia, has come back to us to find a new home.  Her big buddy was leased out - so she needs to go somewhere with new horse friends.  She's just getting some vet work done and will meet a new potential family this week.

We have a new boy in, Chester.  He is a bundle of energy and a very fun guy.  However, he has been alone for 15 years and so is going out for socialization and manners training before we find an active home for him.  

Here he is, all bright eyed and bushy tailed!


 

Define "interesting". 

Hi!  

So, many, many, many things have been going on.  I'll start with the old crew...

Timothy was adopted!  YAY!  He went to a fabulous home where they say he's doing just great!

Cinder was indeed adopted to go be Whisper's pal.  She came down here to meet him, and then he stuck to her like glue when they went home.  He will love roaming the hillside acreage with her!

We had a couple of really quick in-an-outs because they were just too adorable for their foster families to bear.  LOL  Buddy and Toblerone were experts at batting their eyelashes and so ended up adopted immediately.

We have two new arrivals, Sam and Delilah who are just delightful.  They will soon be ready to go.

THEN, I have 8 Minis on the Island that I've been juggling.  Peter Pan has made it over here to our main facility... a darling lad who is about a 1 on the body scale.  27 years old and a real dear.  The other 5 from his herd are at a foster home on the Island until we can arrange transport - or until they are adopted... which 3, and maybe 4 as of this minute have been!  Another pair being picked up next week will make their way here.  

NOW, I have just gotten word of 4 up in Armstrong who need to make their way down here ASAP.  Always something happening!

I think that is all there is... ALL there is... hahaha.  If you guys only knew how much paperwork and physical work, heck - AND mental work each Mini generates... LOL  They are lucky they are cute!  :D

Here is a shot of the ever-sweet pair, Sam and Delilah...



  

Yep, we win. 

So yes, it's been a while!  Life has been rather busy... or rather, I actually have a life!  LOL  Luckily this has happened in a record-breaking slow period for us!  We have not had this few Minis since we were starting up.  I am hoping beyond hope that this means we have perhaps actually made a difference in this province after 12 years of educating the public and gelding well over 100 stallions!  Fingers crossed!

So, let's see what's been happening...

TJ is adopted!
Merrilee is adopted!
Paddington is adopted!

Our old pals Whisper, Tuffi and Blizzard had to come back and try again for new homes when their families broke up.  They are now set up again for great futures!

We had a very cute little pregnant mare named Minnow come in.  She was adopted out and should be having her foal pretty quick!  

Timothy is still just hanging out here.  We are hoping that his perfect match will happen soon since he is now gelded and all healed up.

We picked up a very sweet little dude this past weekend.  He was all alone after his big horse pal passed away and his family wanted him to have a new home with buddies.  I am thinking that he'll be a nice match for Whisper, who has been waiting for a pal of her own!  One of our Mini-Heroes, Sierra, has named him "Cinder".