Adoption Application

Why we are different…

You’ll notice, from the moment you first call us until long after your adopted equine is home with you, that our staff is exceptional at all they do. Our staff stays with us because they care deeply about every equine that comes through our gates. The investigators, the drivers, the office staff, the trainers and the guys fixing the fences – each one has the passion and love of animals that this job requires.

When you pay the adoption fee, you’ll find that it isn’t negotiable, and there is a very good reason for that. While we pay more than the minimum wage, no amount of money can buy the dedication that our staff shows to the animals we serve. We want them to share the rewards of a job well done, so…

…all our adoption fees are equally divided among every employee. There are qualifications, of course, but those adoption fees are placed into their 401(k) retirement account at the end of the year.

As a nonprofit, we don’t have “profit sharing.” What we do have is a unique way of thanking each staff member for their dedication, love and devotion.

When you think about it, I think you’ll agree. Our equine come from some horrible situations. They’ve spent a long time with us, time regaining their health, rebuilding their faith in humans, and accepting our gentle training methods. That daily interaction is why they become the animal you want to adopt.

So it’s not really an adoption fee. It’s a “thank you” fee, a way of saying thanks to everyone for all they have done.

  • Applicant Info

























  • Alternate Contact Information (needs to be a family member not in the same household )



















  • If the equine will be kept someplace other than the address listed above, please provide the name of the facility, address, contact person and phone number:
  • Required Reference Information











































  • List name of equines you are interested in.
  • If you will be using the equine for riding, please list the names,
    ages, height, and weight of everyone that will be riding:
  • Current Equine Information

  • Equine Experience

  • Confidentiality Statement

    I, the undersigned, understand that certain information pertaining to Habitat for Horses, Inc. may be confidential in nature and that I am to use discretion in discussing policies, current cases and other related issues with non-members. I also understand that it is my privilege as a member to be party to certain email lists, and that no email messages that I receive from these lists may be forwarded to anyone not belonging to that list without first obtaining permission from a member of the Board of Directors. I have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the statement outlined herein.
  • Acknowledgement

    I, the undersigned, understand I am applying to adopt/foster an equine from Habitat for Horses (hereinafter referred to as HfH). I understand that I must complete the application procedure and have the equine property or boarding facility inspected and approved before being allowed to adopt/foster an equine from HfH.

    I understand that I may not be able to adopt/foster the equine I am interested in for various reasons. In addition, I understand that HfH may perform a background check to verify my personal information as well as check for any criminal convictions.

    By signing this application, I agree that I have read and understand the Adoption and/or Foster Policy of HfH. I understand that I must submit a complete application in accordance with the policies before being considered as an adoptive and/or foster applicant. I understand that if I adopt/foster an equine from
    HfH I will be subject to follow up visits in accordance with the Equine Follow Up Policy. I also understand that, in accordance with the Adoption and/or Foster Policy, I may never sell, give away, lease out, send to slaughter, etc. the equine I adopt/foster. I also understand that I may never use the equine for breeding purposes. I also agree HfH is not liable in the event of injury, death or damage to any human, animal or property as a result of activities or actions of the equine I adopt/foster.

    I further agree to accept all responsibility for any action or lien resulting from any action, directly or indirectly involving said equine(s) while it is in my care. Therefore, I agree and understand that neither HABITAT FOR HORSES, INC. nor its employees or agents will be liable for any damages or injury caused to me or any third person by the equine(s) once I receive delivery of it, including but not limited to damages or injuries caused by the fact that the equine(s) does not behave or perform in the manner I expected. Further, if any third person makes a claim against HABITAT FOR HORSES, INC. or any of its employees or agents as a result of any conduct of the equine(s) in my possession, I agree to indemnify and hold HABITAT FOR HORSES, INC., its employees and agents harmless from any such claim, including costs and attorney’s fee resulting from such claim. Every effort has been made to disclose the history of these equines AS WE KNOW IT. These are rescued equines, and in some circumstances we may have little or no knowledge about the equine’s prior life or training. We will tell you everything we know about the equine however, we cannot make any guarantees about an equine’s temperament or training. It is advised that the adopter pay for Vet Check prior to adopting any equine.
  • Background Check

    The following information is required for a criminal background check. All information will be protected as private and confidential:
  • If yes, please explain.
  • Please Note

    Applications will be processed and property inspections conducted within 3-4 days of receipt of the application. Approval depends upon expeditious return of the inspection worksheet and photographs of the equine property to the office.