Adoption Information

Regular Adoption, Virtual Adoptions & Adoption Assistance Program

 

Regular Adoptions

 

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue does not sell horses, we adopt them out to suitable, approved homes. Our adoptions are intended to be for the life of the horse.

  • To adopt one of our equine, an adoption application is required.
  • Adopters are required to sign and abide by our adoption contract.
  • Adopters must be at least 21 years of age with no history of animal abuse or neglect.
  • Adoption fees must be paid in full and in advance before any horse can be adopted.
  • Adoption fees are not refundable.

If you are interested in adoption, the process generally takes 2 weeks.  First you will be asked to come out to the ranch and visit the animal that you are interested in to make sure you and the animal are compatible.  After the visit, an adoption application must be completed.  Upon completion of the application, a farm check will be made prior to the adoption so we can determine if the equine will be living in a safe environment with adequate shelter, good fencing and a paddock or field with good footing.  When the farm check has been made and approved, we will coordinate with you a date and time to come pick up the animal and pay the adoption fee.

The adoption contract gives us the right to check on the equine periodically to see that it is receiving appropriate and adequate care. If after one year we have determined that the animal has been well cared for, Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue will transfer full ownership of the equine to the adopter.  

*Because we do farm checks of potential adopters homes and follow up on the adopted equines, we must limit our adoptions to the State of Arkansas.

Any equine adopted from Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue remains the legal property of the rescue for one year.  If Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue determines that the equine is not being properly cared for and if we cannot work out an acceptable plan with the adopter to improve the situation, the adoption will be revoked and we will take possession of that animal. Adoption fees will not be refunded.

Serious inquiries only please!!

If you are interested in adopting, please see our horses Available for adoption

If you are still interested in adopting, please submit the Adoption Form.


Virtual Adoptions


 The horses on our Virtual Adoption list are selected from our Resident Horses or are horses that have been with Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue for over a year that we feel are unlikely to be adopted in the Regular program.

Should the adopting family be in a position to switch to a Regular adoption, and if the horse is suitable for that type of adoption, we can switch the horse's adoption from Virtual to Regular.  For example, Spice is on the Virtual Adoption list because she is blind.  She has been adopted in the Virtual Adoption program.  Should the occasion arise where her adopting family would like to adopt her on a Regular basis, we can arrange for that.

The adopting family pays $25 to "adopt" a horse and then pays $25 each month toward its care.  We will mail the adopting family a picture of the horse and will provide monthly updates on how the horse is doing. The equine stays with Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue at the ranch. The adopting family may visit the horse and handle it as much as the horse will safely allow. 

We retain the right to monitor those visits.  No rough handling is allowed!  The family keeps the horse for as long as they continue to pay $25 per month toward its care.  If they miss a month, they lose the adoption and the horse goes back onto the Available list. 

All horses may have more than one sponsor as most of these horses need special care and/or supplements for the remainder of their life.

If you can't afford a horse right now, consider a Virtual Adoption for one of our rescues!



ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM



At Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue, we realize that many more horses need new homes than we can afford to bring to our ranch. In order to help find homes for as many horses as possible, we allow people who are seeking new homes for their horses to put photos and descriptions of those horses on our website using our Adoption Assistance Program.

Requirements:

  • $20 donation per horse listed to the rescue
  • All correspondence regarding the horse goes directly to the owner, so you must provide a phone number and/or email address (preferably both) when you list a horse
  • The donation fee is to be paid by the person who listed the horse, although they can require that the person who adopts the horse reimburse them for the money.
  • The person who lists the horse decides the adoption fee (minimum adoption fee is $100).

Because we are so swamped with our duties involving Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue, we CANNOT check out the potential adoptive person, home, information, references or any other information for you.  You must be a responsible horse owner and check all of this information before relinquishing your horse so that your horse is safe and not adopted into a potentially bad situation.

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue is NOT responsible for the outcome or any other situation resulting from a horse being adopted through our Adoption Assistance Program.

Below is the animals listed in our Adoption Assistance Program.

**None at this time**


 For any questions regarding our Adoption Assistance Program, please contact us at:

tomcat0808@yahoo.com.
 




 

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