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The Dolly Star Foundation is leading the way by offering groundbreaking experiences in animal therapy.

The first in Arizona and throughout the country, The Dolly Star Foundation will provide bovine therapy to individuals with Alzheimer’s, PTSD, chronic diseases, and more.

Dolly Star is a mini white park heifer. Dolly Star’s compact size allows for her to easily make appearances and provide cuddles throughout Arizona.

The Dolly Star Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. We are able to bring the love, comfort, and joy of our precious mini cow, Dolly Star, to individuals because of the generosity of others like you. To find out how you can donate, help, or get involved with The Dolly Star Foundation please visit our contact page.


ANNOUNCING: The Community Barn

A wellness program for teens 14-18

The Dolly Star Foundation and Spirit Mountain Healing have partnered together to create the first of its kind teen wellness program. We provide innovative programming through animal support in a fun and supportive environment where young people can come together to connect, heal and grow. Through animals and an emphasis on building connection, our program offers teens a new perspective on life that instills hope and resilience to help them build a life they desire. 


COMING SOON: Hey Teens! Join us Wednesday nights from 6-8pm (stay tuned for the start date) to build meaningful connections, learn how to manage life’s obstacles, and build resilience. With skilled life coaches, therapy horses, a mini cow, and a compelling interactive curriculum, we help you thrive in the face of challenge and build a strong sense of self. 


There is always hope


Disconnect from the distractions of life and get back to your roots. Discover your value and worth. Be seen and come just as you are. We are a community that uplifts one another. Looking forward to this uplifting, life transforming journey at the barn with the animals and one another! 

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Our team

The Dolly Star Foundation board members are a group of successful woman who are passionate about giving back to our community and soon changing the world with our ground breaking endeavor of cow therapy.

Karin Boyle
Founder, CEO

Karin Boyle is the founder of the Dolly Star Foundation. Karin grew up on a dairy farm in Chandler, Arizona. Karin has always loved Arizona and has planted strong roots in the community. She has been a stylist in and around Chandler for 26 years. Even though Karin became a stylist, she couldn’t shake her love of dairy – she ended up married to a dairyman and together they share three beautiful kids. Karin is passionate about sharing her love of all things cows and bringing this unique form of animal therapy to those who need it most.

Jen David

Jen David is a Senior Account Executive for nfinite, a software company that offers a visual merchandising solution for retailers. In her spare time, Jen is a key member of City Lifestyle Magazine, where she channels her passion for her community by partnering with local business owners to provide them with additional exposure. A Illinois native, Jen now resides in Chandler, AZ where she and her husband John stay busy with their 3 daughters.

Tanya Wright

Tanya Wright is the Accounting Manager for the Town of Gilbert, where she enjoys her role as a public servant, finance professional, and coach to her teammates. Tanya is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of Gilbert’s accounting and financial records and has been instrumental inGilbert continuing to receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA). She also serves as a member on the Board of Directors for the Arizona chapter of GFOA.

Marisa Danley
Board Member

Marisa Danley has spent her life, dedicated to mental health. She is currently a co-owner of a mental health treatment center where they specialize in improving independence of their clients through immersion back into the community. Before this endeavor, She spent many years working in mental health residential care. Being an Arizona native and growing up in Chandler, AZ, She is dedicated to the mental health and wellness of her community. Marissa is proud to be a part of the Dolly Star Foundation to further her commitment to the mental health community. Marissa’s only hope is that she can one day be as therapeutic as Dolly Star is!

Shawna Reeves
Board Member

Shawna grew up in Tempe. She moved to Gilbert in 1995 where she has raised 4 children. She has been a real estate agent for 17 years all over the valley.