Adopt a United SPCA Horse or other Animals Housed at the Shelter...Please
Some people wonder why they should adopt a horse from a shelter. Some believe that sheltered horses are used up or untrainable. Others think sheltered horses aren't ridable. And some horse enthusiasts worry that the shelter will want to control how they ride and use their horses. Nothing could be further from the truth about adoption from United Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Horses adopted from the United SPCA have gone on to do all kinds of jobs. Some are companions to lonely horses, others become children's show horses, therapy horses, trail horses, working ranch horses, driving horses and more. All of the animals on this page were adopted from the United SPCA.
The United SPCA only has some basic rules that apply to adopted animals. The applicant must be the permanent adopter. We do not control what disciplines you use your adopted animals for as long as they're properly cared for per industry standards or above, and are able to perform the job you ask of them. For instance, we do not adopt out older, or injured horses for heavy work. We also do not adopt out horses or other animals for breeding. We feel that there are already many, many homeless animals in the United States, and we do not want to add to the overpopulation problem. We do conduct home/farm visits to check on the animals, but unless an adopter refuses to return our calls or schedule a visit, we do not conduct unscheduled/unannounced visits.
There are excellent benefits to adoption:
In order to adopt, submit:
After the United SPCA receives a complete application, we will contact you to schedule an adoption inspection. During the inspection, a United SPCA volunteer may visit your property or the barn/farm where you will be keeping your animals. They may answer your questions about the adoption process and the organization, and may take a few photos and fill out additional paperwork so we can ensure the home is safe and has adequate room for exercise – the care and comfort of our animals is our first priority.
When you adopt from the United SPCA, you agree to provide a home for your new animal(s) for life. After one year of adoption - you will own your adopted partner. We request through the life of your animal that you do not sell, give away, lease out or otherwise dispose of your animals unless medically necessary by veterinary means. United SPCA animals can be shipped after adoption throughout the United States.