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FOSTER/ADOPTION APPLICATION

All adoptive/foster homes must be members of Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.  DCFHR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please make check payable to: Dancing Cloud Farm Horse Rescue, Inc., and return to the above address. Your cancelled check is your receipt. A copy of the Membership Application is on the last page of this application packet.

Thank you for your interest in helping the horses.

 

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What DCFHR looks for in an adoptive home:

 Horses and ponies will be placed in the home most suitable for each individual equine.

We are seeking permanent adoptive homes where these horses can live for the remainder of their lives. Horses may not be used for breeding, be sold or given away.

DCFHR retains ownership rights to the fostered/adopted horses. In the event that the placement does not work out for any reason, the adopted horse must be returned to DCFHR.

 Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

·         Adoption fees vary and are based on the condition, age, and training of each horse.  Adoption fees repay DCFHR for the basics:  Coggins test, vaccinations, farrier work, deworming, dental care.  When a horse or pony is adopted from Dancing Cloud Farm, that animal will have received everything it needs to begin its new life elsewhere.

 Adoptive home requirements:

  • Adoption to private homes is preferred as is a natural environment where the horse will be with other horses.
  • Prospective homes must have grass pasture, where horses will be turned out in a natural environment.
  • All DCFHR horses will be “barefoot,” and we are looking for places where they can stay barefoot.
  • Horses should be stalled only for inclement weather but should have free choice shelter.
  • Preference will be given to homes with 5 or more acres of turnout area.
  • Horse appropriate fencing; board or electric fencing is preferred.
  • All green broke, untrained, and unstarted horses require an experienced horse trainer with a background of training horses, preferably in natural horsemanship.
  •  For the rideable horse, preference will be given to homes practicing natural horsemanship.
  • Horses are suitable for one rider only, not multiple riders (riding double).
  • Potential adopters will need to come to the DCFHR farm to work with the horse and demonstrate his/her abilities. If necessary, we will work with you and the horses here at the farm over a period of time.

 A completed application including photographs must be received by DCFHR before any specific horse can be considered for the applicant.