Our goats are specifically bred and raised for recreational, therapeutic and educational activities. Anishe has extensive training and experience in mental health counseling, education for individuals with intellectual differences and goat husbandry.
While working in the mental health field, founder Anishe Antoniadis recognized a need for supplemental support and a more integrated approach to healing. During her studies and volunteer work in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), Anishe witnessed the immediate and significant benefits people enjoyed through interactions with friendly animals.
While obtaining her AAT certification, Anishe and her family adopted a herd of goats. Very soon the news of the goats brought friends, acquaintances and neighbors all wanting to meet them. Consistent positive feedback and her own observations reinforced Anishe’s wish to connect her amusing and affectionate goats to a broader audience. As a result of these experiences and bolstered by research, Anishe founded Positively Goats, a unique animal-assisted therapy program.
In the spring of 2018, after the successful breeding and pregnancy of Anatolia and Chaia, four healthy kids were born. Two years later Anatolia's daughter Delilah joined the family. This brought the total herd count to nine goats spanning three generations. The goats live in harmony with a few barn cats, horses, dogs and a caring, knowledgeable community of human caretakers and admirers.
Positively Goats aims to offer a positive, nurturing and inclusive environment in which anyone may experience the emotional, social and physical benefits of meaningful interactions with our goats.
We are grateful for your support in helping us further our mission of promoting wellness through meaningful connections with our goats. 100% of donations go toward goat care, therapeutic programs and special events that bring people and animals together. We are so grateful for your support!