Adoption Process & Fees

Apply online or download the adoption application and submit by mail to 5540 E. Hwy. 86, Franktown, CO 80116. You can also bring the completed application with you when you visit the center, or fill one out upon arrival.

Adoption fees

Adoption fees range from $100 to $1,000. Fees are based on the training level of the equine.

Our adoption fees don’t come close to covering all the costs of caring for the abused and neglected equines that come to us each year. Generous donations make up the difference and allow us to provide vital care and second chances. Thank you for your support.

Adoption agreement

Before the adoption process can begin, we’ll ask you to agree to the following:

  • You will not sell the animal for slaughter.
  • You will not use it for breeding purposes.
  • You will permit us to visit the facility where the animal will be maintained.

We believe in full transparency. We promise to represent our animals honestly, based on what we know of their past circumstances, what we observe and what we are able to accomplish while they are in our care. We’ll make every effort to match you with the animal you want to adopt; however, we can’t guarantee any animal’s future health or behavior.

What you’ll need to bring

  • Application – If you have not already submitted your completed adoption application via one of the above methods, please bring it with you to the center.
  • ID – At the point of adoption, we’ll need a valid photo ID with your current address. If your ID does not have your current address, please also bring along another type of proof, such as a utility bill, water bill or vehicle registration.

What you’ll receive

Most importantly, you’ll get a lifetime of companionship with your new horse, pony, donkey or mule. Your adoption fee also includes the following services, which your equine will have received prior to adoption:

  • Professional care from trained staff, volunteers, veterinarians and farriers at the Harmony Equine Center
  • Gelding services (for all male animals except those that are medically unfit for the procedure)
  • Current vaccinations, worming, dental and farrier work
  • Professional training—from ground work to under saddle—before the animal is approved for adoption
  • Each adoption includes three sessions for the horse and you with a trainer, which allows you to confirm that you and the horse are right for each other.