The Adoption Process
At the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center™, adoptable horses can be seen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by appointment on all other days. The Center is not open on major holidays.
By appointment: You may fill out an adoption application and submit it online or by mail. We’ll contact you promptly to schedule an interview and a convenient time for you to visit.
Fridays-Sundays: You may bring your completed application with you or fill one out at the Center. If it appears we have a horse that would be a good match for you, we’ll happily discuss the adoption process.
We will make every effort to match you with the animal you want to adopt, but here are some things we’ll ask you to agree to before the process can begin:
- You will not sell the animal for slaughter.
- You will not use it for breeding purposes.
- You will not use it for racing or rodeo.
- You will permit us to visit the facility where the animal will be maintained.
We promise to represent our animals honestly, based on what we know of their past circumstances, what we observe, and what we are able to accomplish while they are in our care. However, we can make no guarantees as to any animal’s future health or behavior. We will ask that you sign a waiver to that effect.
We are available to provide assistance or advice about any animal you adopt. But please understand that, once ownership is transferred, the adoption is final. The animal is your responsibility and cannot be returned to us. If you find yourself unable to provide appropriate care, we’ll be glad to discuss your options with you.
Note that male animals, except for those that are medically unfit for the procedure, will be gelded (neutered) prior to adoption.
Adoption fees range from $100 to $1,000.