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Adoption Process

How to meet horses:

 

Showcase:

     Every Saturday at 5pm we show horses to interested folks. No riding allowed during this time. 

Private Appointments:

      Available once you submit an application and are approved. During a private appointment, you can ride the horse, meet with our trainer to discuss your needs, etc. 

Applications can be downloaded from the links above. You can either fill it out by typing into it or by printing it and filling it out in pen. You can then take pictures of the completed application to send to us.

 

Send the application to admin@starryskiesequinerescueandsanctuary.com and attach the required pictures of your fences, shelters, and current horse/s. Our application fee is $20 and can be paid with our PayPal (email for PayPal is same as above) or Venmo (@StarrySkiesEquineRescue)

Once you've submitted your application, pictures, and application fee message us on FB to let us know, this is a safeguard against your application getting lost. 

On average, it takes 1-2 weeks for us to process your application. You will be contacted upon approval of your application to set up a private appointment to meet the available horses and find a suitable match for you. Your application is for YOU not a specific horse and stays active for 1 year. After 1 year, we require updated information from you but there is never a second application fee, it is a 1 time thing. 

We do not accept payment plans for adoption fees and adoption fees are firm. 

We do adopt out of state and have no distance requirements/maximums. For out of state adoptions please keep in mind it is the adopter's responsibility to get whatever additional vet work is required (often a health cert is required to cross state lines). 

We require horse safe fences (no barbed wire, rubber caps on T posts), horse safe shelter, a suitable companion (goat, mini horse, donkey, mule). 

Once you are approved, you are entitled to have a PPE (pre purchase exam) done by a vet of your choice, request a horse's vet records, have the horse evaluated by a trainer, etc. Our horses are given a basic health exam, but this is not the same as a PPE - all claims we make about soundness are to our best knowledge, but we can make no guarantees, so a PPE is recommended though it is not required. 

 

We can accept cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo to pay adoption fees. Adoption fee is due before the horse leaves our property. 

Once you decide you'd like to adopt, you have 14 days to organize hauling and bring your horse home. Limited transportation may be available for a fee, or we can refer you to haulers if you do not have a trailer.

A horse adopted from us can be returned at any time, for any reason. 

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