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Meet the owners


We’re Lauren and Alissa—the sisters, animal advocates and joint barn owners behind Whistler’s Run and Rescue.

Lauren Underhill with white horse

Lauren Underhill

Barn Owner

About Lauren
Alissa Van Wassenhoven with horse

Alissa Van Wassenhoven

Barn Owner

About Alissa

About Whistler’s Run

What began as an equestrian boarding facility quickly evolved into our current barn—a place where all animals can feel welcomed, safe and loved.

It’s our mission to provide the best life and utmost respect for each animal that calls Whistler’s Run home, from our boarded horses to our many other full-time residents.

Our philosophy
Two brown horses wearing coats

A haven for all creatures

As passionate animal advocates, we’re always on the lookout for animals in need. Along with supporting various animal rescue efforts and organizations, we also provide a forever home for many rescue animals at Whistler’s Run.

Four dogs running along fence at Whistler's Run & Rescue

About our animals

The animals at Whistler’s come to us in a variety of ways. Some are boarded, some are purchased and some are rescued. Learn more with the graphic below.

Whistler's Run rescue graphic

Visit the barn

See the beauty of Whistler’s Run and meet the animals who call our barn home! We offer educational small-group tours perfect for 4H groups, Scouts and more.

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