Friday, September 26, 2008

My Adoption Requirements

I keep my rescue operation small and simple; this is my key to success and not going broke while trying to save animals. Most of the time my adoption fee is $200.00 if there is vet work that needs to be done when you adopt the horse, that fee goes directly to that cost and it is done here before the horse is taken home. This could be castration, dental work etc.)

In order to adopt one of my horses I just have a few simple rules and requirements.

o You must provide me with references from your vet, your farrier, a friend and a neighbor. I will also do a site visit and interview to make sure that the horse you wanting to adopt will fit into your situation and is suitable for your horse knowledge and experience.
o You must remain in contact with me either by phone or email on occasion because I like to make sure that you and the horse are okay.
o If for any reason you cannot or do not want to care for the horse any longer, bring it back no questions asked. I’d rather take a horse back then leave you stuck with more then you can handle or have it passed off to someone who might not take good care of it.
o You must promise to provide the horse with a habitat that has adequate fencing, shelter, food and water. I will do a pre-adoption site visit to make sure that your facility passes muster.
o You must promise to provide the horse with quality vet and farrier care at all times.
o You must promise to love and care for the horse.
o You must complete and sign the adoption application/agreement.


Anonymous said...

I don't see how to get ahold of you? Wondering about the minis with the bad feet. We have both big horses and 2 minis - my husband is a doctor and does all of our own injections and also does all of the hoof trimming himself. If you need a home for a mini that needs regular trims, we might be it, but I don't know how to apply.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any contact info on your site. My duaghter and I are interested in volunteering and/or coming out to see your facility. Could you let me know how to contact you? Thanks.

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Helen Vienhage said...

wow I was just told about you and the great work you do. I'm not able to adopt at this time but maybe in the future as I am undergoing extensive leg surgery I trained race horse and also ran many different stable and have been appalled at what is around here called rescue stables. I look forward to learning more about you and your services I use to rescue 1-2 animals a year but then my legs,, well anyway It is great to learn of reputable rescue. Great work.

Helen Vienhage said...

I am so excited to see a good honest rescue finally, for years I have helped friends with their animals and was appalled at the rescue that wee had locally(that the sheriff shut down)I Managed stables for years and breeding farms, and of course rode. Now I am thinking about getting back into owning a horse as it has been way to long but I can't adopt just yet as I am having extensive leg surgeries, but when I do your place will be the tops of my listing. I will read your blog and if I could I would send cash to help with feed costs. great job and good luck.

I am not afraid of death and I am not selfish therefor no animal shall suffer at the hands of my weaknesses.