The Owners

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Owner-Operators of the Animal Fort

Hazen and Ashleigh are long-time animal lovers and have had pets and livestock their entire lives. Together they have 5 children and have been married for 8 years after meeting at a rodeo.
Hazen grew up in a family of rodeo stock contractors and is still very much involved in the Circle J Rodeo Company of which his great grandfather founded. Their oldest son is also very involved in the rodeo company, bull-riding, team roping and sorting. He is also very involved with animal husbandry here at Animal Fort. He cares for his 2 goats, which he raised himself from just a few days old, as well as our horses.

Ashleigh has shown horses her entire life, competing in various disciplines from jumping to western pleasure. With many years of extensive experience in veterinary medicine, as well as animal reproductive health, and working for a holistic dog food boutique, Ashleigh is well equipped to handle various personalities, breeds, and behaviors.

Their family has 4 dogs of their own, Jager who is a friendly senior who will likely greet you at the door, Diesel the friendly yellow Labrador, and lastly, Zues and Zita their giant Cane Corsos. Ashleigh also breeds and shows APHA performance horses and stands a leading sire here at Animal Fort.


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Owner-Managers of the Animal Fort

We were born and raised in Utah County, Utah. We met in High school, but didn’t date until after we graduated.

Angeline grew up with a family that LOVED animals, and owned a lot of dogs over the years. Several of the dogs she owned had been abandoned or abused. In her childhood, her mom brought them home and nursed them back to health until they overcame their fears and became a strong-heart-beating member of the family. With her siblings they often found hurt or lost animals and brought them home to heal and grow. They had wild and domestic birds, cats, rats, iguanas, ferrets, ducks, hamsters, frogs, horses, chickens, turtles, snakes, and probably more that she can’t remember.

Nathan grew up in a home with very little interaction with animals. Now after years of marriage, he has reluctantly joined the animal kingdom. Though, he cannot deny the joy these animals bring to our kids.

We have 6 kids. Our oldest daughter died in 2016. Our next oldest has spina bifida and a mild cerebral palsy. The rest of our children have earned their own pets and take care of them. We own a golden retriever, cat, two tortoises, hamster, bearded dragon, and two ferrets. The ferrets run the house, but we absolutely love them.

We owned a few horses over the years, but sold the last horse last year when riding wasn't possible anymore due to back surgery and other complications.

We love animals, we have a lot of experience with different types of animals and what it takes to make them feel loved and comfortable. We would love to invite your animals to be part of the family in times when you need someone else to watch and care for them.

We Board Dogs, Cats, & Horses © Animal Fort, LLC

1505 N 1100 E, Cedar Fort, UT 84013