HOW TO ADOPT

Equine Outreach’s primary goal is to re-home and rehabilitate horses in need of placement into responsible, compassionate, forever homes. Our adoption procedures are designed to ensure that the horses go to homes where they will receive appropriate and loving care.

Are You Ready to Adopt a Horse From

Equine Outreach?

  • Adopters must be at least 21 years old.
     

  • Understand the commitment you are making: financially, emotionally, and with your time.
     

  • Adopters must fill out an Adoption Application Form.  ​The submission of this application, along with a non-refundable $25 fee, starts the review process for an adoptive home. Please download the form, print and complete, and either mail it to the address at the bottom of this page or scan it and email it to EquineOutreach@Yahoo.com
     

  • Contact us to schedule a site visit.  This is required to make sure your facility meets the health and safety requirements for adoption (i.e. no barbed wire, no uncapped t-posts, shelter provided, etc.).
     

  • Once your application is approved and you've selected a horse for adoption, please contact us to schedule a time with us to be sure you and your chosen horse are a suitable match. You are responsible for any trainer or veterinarian checks prior to adoption.
     

  • Once the adoption process is completed, the expectation is that you take the horse home within 5 days. After 5 days the horse will be offered for adoption unless other arrangements are made with the Board of Directors.
     

  • If an adopted horse does not seem to be a good fit, please reach out to us to discuss the situation. Equine Outreach is committed to ensuring that our horses are placed in forever homes, so if things are not working out, we want to be part of the solution!


Adoption Fee
$525 for a Started Horse​, or Unstarted Horse
$275 for a Companion Horse


Note: Adoption fees go directly to support the rescued horses at Equine Outreach. The above fees include the $25 application fee.

We make every effort to have adopted horses be current on their vaccinations, worming, and farrier work.

Hauling Cost
$50 to deliver a horse in the Bend or Redmond area.
$100 or more to deliver a horse outside the Bend or Redmond area.  (Longer hauls will be determined based on mileage.)

We also have a Foster Program. Some of our horses would love to come stay at your ranch for awhile. Please complete the Foster Application and contact us.

ADOPTION STORIES

"A day in September 2018 as I scrolled Facebook one evening a picture came across my screen from a place I didn’t know existed. The picture was 3 horses standing together in the sunlight looking towards the camera. I, being a horse lover and in the market to get back into horsemanship, decided to see what the post was about." - Amanda

"I was drawn to the shy colt in the back at first. A month went by where I was almost certain this little family would be taken into loving, forever homes. Then, another post, reaching out to find them a place before winter hit. WHAT?!?! I can’t believe it, I thought to myself. So I began some networking with my neighbor."

"Back in August 2018, EOI rescued a little family in need of a new home, feed, and medical care. Jasmine, the white Arab mare pictured below, starved herself to feed her twins. These twins were adopted together by a wonderful family."

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Equine Outreach in Bend, Oregon, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life of equines.  We create a second chance for a good life and second career for abused and neglected equines.  We raise the standing of equines in our community through education and an introduction to the transformative power of horses.  We model compassion, speak out against animal abuse, and promote responsible equine guardianship.

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