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8133 W. Liberty

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

TEL:734 660-6449

Starry Skies Equine Rescue and Sanctuary’s mission is to place equines (horses, donkeys, mules) in loving forever homes.  Our adoption process is designed to find the best possible match between equines and adopters. 


Some of our sanctuary horses are available for foster.

the same application process for adoption is used to foster a horse. 

Begin the process of adoption/fostering: 

Step One:

Complete and submit the application with a nonrefundable $20 application fee. It is recommended you submit an application to be pre-approved prior to deciding on an equine.  If you wait, the equine you decided on want may be adopted while your application is being processed by someone who is pre-approved.

Applications can be submitted by mail, email (application fee can be submitted through PayPal) or bring the application/fee to the barn during open barn times.

Step Two:

Once the application has been submitted schedule an appointment, via text message (734) 660-6449, to meet with staff and our equines.


Step Three:

After being successfully matched with an equine, an adoption contract can be signed and payment in full is expected prior to taking your equine home. Adopters are required to make their own transportation arrangements.

Step Four:

Our staff will follow up via phone and a site visit to ensure adopted equine are well cared for and to support you and your new family member.  In a standard adoption, ownership transfers after two years at which time we will send the adopter transfer of ownership. The ownership transfer requires that the equine NOT bred or sold through an auction or dealer.

​Step Five:

Updates are required every 6 months (June and December) from adopters which consist of pictures that include a side view, a front view, and hooves. Pictures can be mailed, emailed, texted, or shared on our Facebook page.

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