Adoption Policies & Agreement
How to Adopt from Us:
All potential adopters & foster homes MUST fill out our Adoption/Foster Application and submit and photos of the facility/home where the animal will be kept. Applications MUST be filled out completely for consideration and emailed or turned into us.
Photos may be submitted via email, mail, text message or brought with the potential adopter.
Adopters will be notified by email, mail, or phone when their Adoption/Foster Application has been processed. If you have not heard back from us within 5 business days of ALL information being submitted, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Seated in a Barn does not discriminate based on the applicant's gender, race, or age (however only applications sent in by Adults (18 years +) will be processed)
choosing an animal:
Choosing the right animal for you and your family is a big decision, All Seated in a Barn understand this, so we will help guide adopters and suggest animals that we believe will be an asset to you, your family, and the purpose you intend to use the horse for. Once an Adopter has an Approved Application on file, it is good for 2 years. You do not need to fill out a separate application for each animal you are wanting to adopt.
Animals available for adoption:
Adoptions are done on a first come, first serve basis. Only adopters with an Approved Application will be considered. Each animal has an adoption fee associated with them. Adoption Fees can be located on the Available Horse page. If you have questions about the Adoption Fee of a particular animal, please contact us via email or phone.
Each Adopter must sign an Adoption Agreement and follow the policies stated in the Adoption Agreement. The Adoption Agreement is designed to protect the animal and prevent it from being placed in a bad situation.
After an animal is adopted, the adopter has 30 days to "test drive" the horse, if for any reason the adopter decides that the animal isn't going to work out the adopter may bring the animal back. Adoption fees are considered donations towards the cost of the animals upkeep on our end.
FOR EQUINES: Please note that we can not guarantee any certain behavior traits or training levels for our rescue horses. Horses are animals and may behave any way they like at any time. Descriptions of our horses are based on our staff/volunteers' experiences with the horses. For this reason we allow our adopter's the 30 day "test drive.".
Selling or giving away adopted animals:
Animals adopted from All Seated in a Barn MAY NOT under any circumstances be SOLD or GIVEN AWAY during their 3 year holding period.
Selling/Giving Away Adopted animals violates the Adoption Agreement and violators will be prosecuted.
Transferring adopted animals to a new home:
Even though we do not allow Adopters to sell Adopted animals, we will however agree to transfer adoptions, under the following circumstances:
The New Adopter MUST fully complete our adoption agreement. Once the adoption agreement has been submitted, it must be approved.
Breeding adopted animals:
Any animal adopted from All Seated in a Barn may not be bred intentionally for any reason.
Adopted animals that die or need to be euthanized:
We understand that horses do not live forever and that they die from natural causes and old age. We also understand that if a horse is suffering it needs to be humanely euthanized. Please make sure that you inform All Seated in a Barn if your Adopted animal has died or has been euthanized, so that they can update the horse's file appropriately. If possible, please have your veterinarian send a statement or letter to our offices verifying the horse's death or euthanasia.