Dutchess, Nation Road Horse Farm
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Meet the Animals of Butler County

Come meet some of the cutest residents of Butler County.

Cats, dogs, horses... even turtles! We love our local businesses, and we especially love their friendly companions. If you visit any of the places below, don't forget to say hi to these special friends.

Honey + Odis

Liberty Farm Market

Goats Honey and Odis, Liberty Farm Market

A trip to Liberty Farm Market means more than shopping; siblings Honey and Odis love visitors. They are always grazing and playing in their pasture right outside of the market. Further back on the farm, you can also get a glimpse of the farm cows— including Duke, who is famous for his great escape in 2019.

Case

Garver Family Farm Market

Case the Farm Dog

This adorable puppy is Case; she is a farm dog in training, learning how to help with future harvests at the Garver Family Farm Market. She's always happy to learn all there is to know about being a working farm pup... and give snuggles of course. 

Koda + Dutchess

Nation Road Horse Rental

Koda the Baby Pony

Meet Koda, the new pony foal at Nation Road Horse Rental. In August 2022, Rosie-Pony gave birth to this adorable colt. Dutchess is the beauty pictured below; she is an 18 year-old Spotted Draft Horse and one of the 21 trained horses for trail rides at Nation Road.

Dutchess the Horse

Dutchess also helps pull carries, wagons, and equipment on this family-owned farm. She has been with Nation Road since March 2018, where owner Judy Sheard renamed her, wanting to give her a regal title. "Dutchess is a sweet mare with loving eyes. To watch her run is like poetry in motion," Judy says.

Lilly + Porter

Delhi Flower and Garden Center

Lilly the Cat

On the prowl, siblings Lily and Porter can be spotted around Delhi Flower and Garden Center. They love lounging around, laying in the sun, and receiving pets from all the shop's customers. Lilly is pictured above and Porter is pictured below. 

Porter the Cat

You can tell the difference between the two because Porter has more white fur around his neck and paws. 

Max

Niederman Family Farm

Puppy Max, Niederman Family Farm

Say hello to Max, the new golden retriever puppy making his home at Niederman Family Farm! Max is in training to be a farm dog, as well as the newest member of the Niederman family. 

Via

Start Skydiving

Ria the Service Dog

Meet the loyal and adventurous Via; a service dog who is always hanging out at Start Skydiving. She is sweet as can be and has even been skydiving with her owner! As a trained military service dog, Ria is very good at her job, but (with permission) she enjoys love from fellow skydivers too.

Ralph + Alice

Nesting Along the Great Miami River

Bald Eagles Ralph + Alice

Butler County's favorite couple... Ralph and Alice. These stunning Bald Eagles have had over 7 successful mating seasons at their nest along the Great Miami River. Although the nest is located in Hamilton, Ralph and Alice can be spotted flying all around the county. 

Salem

Seraph by the River

Salem

Despite the spooky name, Salem gives off dog-energy with how friendly of a cat he is! You can find Salem at Seraph by the River, an eclectic boutique shop in Downtown Hamilton.

Chicken Nugget

Gravel Road Brewing

Chicken Nugget

Chicken Nugget is Gravel Road Brewery's official ambassador! He was found outside the brewery and was adopted by people who love him and gave him a fur-ever home. Stop by and give him lots of scratches and try his dad's beer!

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