Our adoption process is designed to find the best possible match between equines and adopters.

More info on most of our horses can be found on Facebook. If you have questions about a horse, feel free to message our Facebook page. Please DO NOT CALL for more information on adoptable horses - we reserve that line for intakes, emergencies, etc. 

There are 2 ways to meet available horses. 

Showcase Hour - Every Saturday between 5pm and 6pm, our trainer Emily will be at the rescue available to meet. Come by (no appointment needed, no need to let us know, no need to have an application in). No riding by interested parties is allowed during the Showcase - more of a meet and greet and questions type of thing. 

 Private Appointments - Available once you submit an application and are approved. Private appointments are also with Emily, 1 on 1 to discuss the horse(s) you are interested in. During Private appointments, you can watch the horse be ridden, ride the horse if appropriate, and decide to adopt the horse. 

Interested in submitting an application? The steps to submitting are below. ALL steps must be completed before you can be approved. 

1. Complete and submit the application with a nonrefundable $20 application fee.


Additionally, you MUST send pictures of your fences, other horses, and shelters. 

Email us the completed application (to admin@starryskiesequinerescueandsanctuary.com), and submit the $20 application fee via our PayPal (button on the donate page). Include your pictures in the email. 


Please message us on our FB that you have submitted the application. This is a safeguard so that your application does not get lost. 


Applications can take 1-2 weeks to be approved. 


We require: no barbed wire, shelters in the pastures or stalls to place horses in in inclement weather, appropriate pasture size as dictated by your county, and a vet /farrier reference. You also MUST have another suitable companion on the property, whether that is another horse, donkey, or goat. If you do not have another companion, we have a few available at most times. 

2. You will be contact upon approval of your application and then can set up a private appointment.

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. We can suggest local haulers if you need them. 

3. Updates are required every 6 months - pictures of the horse from a side view and hooves.  These can be emailed or sent to our FB page.