Adoption Application

Adopting Saves Lives!

Thank you for your interest in adopting a horse from us. Here are the first steps in getting approved to adopt. Please read this page thoroughly and fill out the following form and send it back with the required information.

We want horses to be adopted into good homes and try to have our adoption application process as simple as possible to ensure the horse is placed into a loving home. Our goal is make the adoption process simple and easy, while ensuring the animals we place into homes go to the best possible home for that animal.

 We believe that an approved adopter should be able to adopt the horse the same day the adopter comes to the facility, so bring your horse trailer when you make your adoption appointment after approval! If you are unable to transport the horse yourself, we can help put you in touch with a transporter.

All horses are adopted “as is” and we recommend that you quarantine the horse after leaving our facility. If for whatever reason during the life of the horse, the horse is not the right match or does not work out for you, you may return the horse and you may be able to exchange it for another horse that might be a better match for you. 

At the time of adoption we do give full ownership to the adopters with the exception of a first right of refusal agreement. This means if you're unable to keep the horse, you must notify us and the horse would generally need to come back to us. We do allow re-homing the horse with notification and approval if the horse is going to a home that you believe will be a good home and the microchip for the horse is updated with the new owner’s information.

Things you need to know:

- Adopters must have a safe pen and shelter, either natural or man-made, for the horse.
- Adopted horses can live at a boarding stable, but the adopter must let the owner of the boarding stable know that if anything happened to them the horse is to come back to our shelter.
- There is a limit of four equine adoptions per adopter and their immediate family per visit. At our adoption events, limits may change.
- Adopters must be over 18-years-old to adopt; if you are a minor, please have your parent or guardian fill out the form below.
- Applications are only kept for 6-months, so please only fill out this form only when you are ready to adopt. Please note that we may require more information before approving your application for an appointment.
- We recommend placing an adoption hold on the horse you are interested in adopting. These are $150 and non-refundable. Indicating your interest or scheduling an appointment does NOT place a horse on hold.
- Adoptions are first-come, first-serve to approved adopters. By placing a hold, we will place the horse into adoption pending status; we will hold the horse for you for up to 7-days after your application is approved. If you would like to place a horse on hold please email adoptions@horsehumane.org or call us at 
(888) 474-7077.
- After filling out the adoption application below you will need to attach a picture of your photo ID and five pictures of where the horse will be living. Please include photos of your pasture or paddock, barn/shelter, fencing, and other horses if you already have horses. These photos will be matched with Google Earth satellite images to verify where the horse will be living.
- We receive hundreds of applications every year. We will do our best to match you with a horse once the application has been approved for an appointment, but we encourage you to reach out when you see a horse on our page that interests you. Kid broke horses are adopted out extremely quickly and we do not maintain a "waitlist"; inevitably, potential adopters who are more proactive about reaching out and placing holds usually end up adopting these horses.
- When you come to our facility, you will wait at the gate at your appointment time and one of our staff will meet you there; you will need to fill out a liability release and a media release form as we are filming a reality TV show. This is mandatory! If you do not wish to be filmed, you cannot adopt from Horse Plus.
- We reserve the right to deny any adopter without explanation.