Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas is a faith-based non-profit organization, which strives to share the love of God through animal-assisted therapy and camelid education among all ages.
Since 2007, our therapy teams have averaged over 300 therapeutic and educational visits each year throughout the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area, and have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and adults.
During a typical therapy visit, our animals might take a walk with an adolescent child struggling with difficult issues, or motivate a patient recovering from a stroke to reach farther, or calm a child with autism so that she can focus, and achieve new goals. By offering friendship and warm touch, our llamas and alpacas help alleviate loneliness, lower blood pressure, and reduce stress- their presence can bring a sense of normalcy to institutional settings.
We are especially proud that our sweet llama, Rojo, who passed away suddenly at 17 years if age from unknown causes on Nov. 6th, 2019, was ranked as the #1 “Beyond the Showring” PR Llama in the World”* for most of his life, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Unlikely Heroes, by best selling author, Jennifer Holland, on the cover of the 2019 Scholastic World Book of Records, and has been featured on the Nat Geo Wild television show, “Unlikely Animal Friends”, Huffpost Live, CNN’s “Vital Signs”, and an article about our therapy program in “O, the Oprah Magazine” (April 2015 issue)! We have been very blessed over the years, by all the love that has been expressed for our animals within our own community, and around the worldwide internet community.
Please consider making a generous donation TODAY,
to help us to continue our therapy work!
EXCITING NEWS!!!! Our special llama, “Rojo”, now has TWO CHILDREN’S BOOKS!!!