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Adoption Policy and Agreement

Saffyre Sanctuary General Patton

Saffyre Sanctuary specializes in matching the right horse with the right person.  We look for adopters who wish to provide a permanent, lifetime home for a horse and are accepting of that horse's limitations.  Our wish is to ensure that a previously rescued horse never ends up in an unsavory situation again.  By giving these horses new loving homes, educating people about the special relationship they will find with a horse, and providing guidance on proper horse care, then together we can offer these horses a second chance at a wonderful life, and break the cycle of abandonment, neglect, and abuse.


We prefer that the new owners keep the adopted horse for the remainder of its life but, if circumstances make that impossible, then we will always assist the adopter in finding a safe and loving home for the horse.

(Note: adoption fees will only be returned within the first 10 days).  


Our horses are available for adoption to qualified homes only.  Unless we already know you, we will ask for references from your farrier, veterinarian, or other qualified persons.  We will do a site inspection to see where you will keep the horse.  Wonderful people, who are willing to open their heart to a rescued horse, understand that rescue horses are special animals, and usually have special needs.


Adoption approval will be based on your ability to provide the best home for the horse.  Falling in love with the horse at first sight is a plus!


Adoption fees vary per horse and help us continue our operations to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for other horses.


Basic equine owner guidelines can be found at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  These guidelines are for general equine management, and provide a solid foundation for all persons looking to adopt an equine from Saffyre Sanctuary.  Click here to view these guidelines AAEP Care Guidelines.  While not exhaustive, they offer basic parameters for responsible equine ownership.  In addition, any individual keeping equines must comply with all relevant state and local laws.


It is mandatory that you promise to love, spoil, care for, protect, cherish, and enjoy your adopted horse!

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