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Horse Adoption Process

The adoption process is designed to assure the best possible match possible between horses and adopters

The Humane Society of the United States / The Fund for Animals

Horse Adoption Process

The team at the Doris Day Equine Center, an innovative facility that rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses, knows what a joy it is to bring a new equine companion into your family. Our goal is to find lifetime homes for all of our animals, and to make the adoption process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

About adoption

At the Doris Day Equine Center, we know what a big decision it is to choose a new horse. Our trainers and adoption counselors are here to help you make the best match possible for your situation. We are truthful about our horses’ skills and potential, and we’ll even provide assistance after the adoption if needed to make sure you and your new horse develop a solid relationship. Please visit the online adoption center to look at the center’s available horses. Then, call (903) 469-3811 extension 157 or 152 to talk about how to make one of them your new best friend.

Adoption requirements

To adopt a horse through the Doris Day Equine Center, you will need to provide the following:

  • Companion animal(s) – all adopted horses must be maintained with at least one companion, namely another horse, mule, pony, goat, or other as approved
  • Adequate space properly zoned for equine – recommendation is at least one acre of usable pasture per equine
  • Safe fencing – barbed wire is discouraged, but may be approved in some circumstances
  • Shelter – equines must have protection from wind, rain, snow and heat