360-692-3611 mayday@safehorses.org

Adoption Requirements

If you are interested in adopting one of the Mayday Horses, there are requirements that must be met:

  1. You must have the financial capacity to care for a horse for its lifetime, including vet and farrier care
  2. You must be able to provide shelter, safe fencing (no barbed wire), sufficient quantities of hay and grain, and clean drinking water.
  3. You must have a plan for what you will do with the horse if it cannot fill the role you’ve chosen for it (i.e., if it can’t be ridden, if it turns out lame, if your child loses interest in horses, etc.) or if you are unable to continue to care for it.
  4. You must offer the horse a permanent lifetime home. We will not adopt to individuals looking to flip or resell horses to make a profit.

We understand that several people formerly involved with Celtic Ranch-Rescue have expressed interest in adopting some of these horses. Please understand that these horses now legally belong to SAFE. Any past contracts or agreements made with Celtic Ranch-Rescue or its director will not be honored by SAFE. We will gladly accept adoption applications from people who meet our requirements for adoption, but we will choose the adopters who are best suited for each horse.

Each of these horses will be offered for adoption when SAFE decides they are ready. You are welcome to submit an application now, but we will not start reviewing applicants until mid January 2023.

Horses are not adopted on a first-come, first-served basis. We will evaluate applications and choose the best fit available based on both the horse and the adopter. Adopting a horse from SAFE is not a quick or hurried process. We will conduct interviews with you, and you will be expected to come see the horse more than once before you make a decision. Once your application has been accepted, we will conduct site visits and reference checks, and you will be asked to sign a contract with SAFE once the adoption is finalized. You must agree to annual follow up checks on your horse, virtual or in-person, and if you are no longer able to care for the horse, you must contact SAFE to discuss a plan of action for rehoming the horse under contract to an approved adopter.

Questions about any of the available horses can be directed to mayday@safehorses.org