Dawn Weiss

A Cave Creek resident for more than a decade, Dawn, and her sons volunteer with Donkeys of The Heart, helping to take them on walks and making themselves available when assistance is needed. She was seeking a way she and her children could give back to the community together and was connected with Sophie and the donkeys. Turns out the donkeys have given back just as much. 

“I really had no idea what donkeys were capable of, how intelligent and empathetic they are. After just one session of equine therapy with these donkeys in Cave Creek, it is easy to understand the meaningful connection they forge and the incredible impact they can have on those who need therapy and our community. What struck me most was not just how intuitive they are, but Sophie as well. She reads people and understands how to earn trust to help them benefit the most from equine therapy. It is an honor to be part of this important work in some small way.”

When she isn’t stopping to tell Charles not to eat every tree along the walk, she can be found traveling for work as a franchise marketing executive and enjoying time at home with her family and at her sons’ sporting events.