Adoption from Heart of Phoenix

Heart of Phoenix Adoptions are a long term lease agreement that we know benefits the adopters  and the horses.

The HOP ADOPTION AGREEMENT  is a fantastic mutual agreement between an adopter and the rescue that assures the adoptive horse, while remaining a Heart of Phoenix Horse, will have protection and a high standard of care throughout his life. This carefully constructed agreement also assures if the adopter needs to return the horse to Heart of Phoenix at any point, for any reason at all, she/he can be certain the horse has a safe place. We freeze brand and mircochip each adopted horse. Additionally, we refund a very fair portion of your adoption fee should a Healthy HOP horse need to be returned from an adoption lease agreement.

Prior to visiting a horse you are interested in, we do require an application be submitted and approved.

We love having an adopter base that wants to be part of a solution to the neglect problems horses are experiencing here.

Because the adoptive HOP horses are placed UTD on all vetting, dental work, farrier care and retrained with honest assessments and topped off with 24/7/365 support for the life of that adoption, we know caring, astute horsemen and women will quickly see how valuable Adoption verses a purchase proves to be when you’re ready to seek out an equine partner.

Adoptable HOP horses adopt with current on farrier trims, parasite control, coggins, full vaccination, blood panel, dental float, microchipped and freeze branded.

We have placed over 200 horses, and we hear time and time again from adopters how thankful they are they adopted!

1. Read over the Application and Adoption Agreement

Please make sure our process is a good fit with your goals. Requirements / Adoption Agreement
Do not submit an application until you are certain you are dedicated to the idea of adoption.
Please only submit an application if you can provide all requested information. Incomplete Applications are not processed. Horses come with current coggins, basic vaccines, dental floats and farrier care.

2. Complete and Submit an Application 

APPLY NOW  The application is interactive and easy to submit. Remember to include your Driver’s License and Facility photo in the interactive application online or email separately to: 

3. Wait for a Decision on the Application

The process can take several days to several weeks depending on how quickly we can touch base with your references. If approved, at that time, we will schedule a visit for you to meet the horses to see which may prove a good fit for you. Please call your references and explain a representative from Heart of Phoenix will be contacting them shortly. You are responsible to ask ALL references to return our calls or messages.
The Application must be approved by our Board of Directors unanimously. First approved applicant has first option on horse in question.

4. Arrange a meeting at the foster location where the horse you are interested in resides

Only Approved Adopters may visit the horses.

5. Have the Adoption Agreement read, signed and notarized

Download: The Adoption Agreement and make sure to have this with you and notarized on adoption day. We hate to disappoint anyone, but without this in order, the horse cannot leave the rescue.

6.Pick up the adopted equine

You must arrange safe transport or afford to hire reputable transport for your adoptive horse. Horses will not leave in unsafe trailers for any reason. Transport is a cost the adopter must cover. Transporter suggestions are located here.

7.Stay in Touch

During the first twelve (12) months of the adoption, the Adopter provides photo updates every month. Adopters shall complete a veterinarian screening with verifiable statement of equine condition at the conclusion of the first 12 months of adoption to confirm equine is at a healthy weight and is receiving care that meets the standards listed within this contract. Alternatively, a farm visit Adopter may schedule a farm visit with Heart of Phoenix. Adopter shall reimburse Heart of Phoenix for travel costs incurred to conduct a farm visit. At the conclusion of first 12 months following adoption, Adopter shall provide annual updates to include 2 photos that are current for that year and an overview of the equine’s condition for remainder of the equine’s life. Read detailed photo requirements here.

Adoption is a mutually rewarding agreement that benefits the adopter and the horse to the fullest. This process is tailored to give the maximum safety to the rescued horses and the most support to the adopter. We appreciate the many, many adopters who have found the process worth their while and would do it all over again.

Foster Horse Locations
Huntington, WV – Ashland, Ky – Hamlin, WV – St. Albans, WV – Canmer, Ky – Grayson, Ky – Franklin Furnance, Oh

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