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.