Adopting a horse from Horses' Haven can be a very rewarding experience. Adopted horses seem to take a special hold on your heart and thank you in a million special ways to show they appreciate the new life they have.
To adopt a horse from Horses' Haven, please begin by submitting an adoption application. Questions? Call our office at 517.548.4880 or email us.
Our adoption fees are much lower than the market value of the horse because the home is of the utmost importance. You may expect our adoption fee to range between $200 to $750 based on the animal's age, completed training, etc. We check out the adopter and the facility where the horse will be kept. You cannot sell, trade, lease, auction, etc. an adopted horse. If you no longer want the animal, it always has a home with us. Adopted horses also cannot be used for any commercial purposes such as racing, riding lesson programs or breeding. Because we follow up annually on the care of the animal throughout it's lifetime, we generally adopt animals to homes that are 400 miles or fewer from the Howell area.
Special Adoption: Horses, ponies and other animals usually not rideable and suitable only as companion animals may be adopted. Some have special medical and care needs; because of their special needs, they are frequently more costly to care for and require a home with a greater level of horse expertise. If you have room in your home and heart to adopt one of these animals, please contact us.
When you sponsor one of our horses, ponies or other animal friends at Horses' Haven, for as little as $20 per month– or more if you can– your support allows us to keep animals unable to enjoy a home of their own. Sponsorship allows you to visit your horse once a month on Sponsor Day to groom, and love and spoil the horse all you want (for the safety of our horses, we do not allow sponsors to give treats or ride their horses).
If you do not live in the area, or are unable to attend Sponsor Day, we have many children visiting who will happily provide all the attention and loving care you would like your horse to have. Sponsorship eases our financial burden and is a great way to put your arms around an animal that really needs you.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, or if you are a current Sponsor to confirm your RSVP for the upcoming Sponsor Day.