How to Adopt - Equine and Farm Animals

MSPCA Adoption Philosophy

The MSPCA believes the human-animal bond is important to promote and preserve. We seek to help potential adopters form new bonds that bring the joy and comfort of companionship for both pet and human guardian.

Our adoption program is designed to be welcoming, nonjudgmental, and free of lengthy applications. We strive to engage all prospective adopters in a conversation aimed at matching an adopter’s lifestyle, interests and home environment with an animal’s personality, medical and behavioral needs. Adopting an animal is an extraordinary opportunity to choose your newest family member.  At the MSPCA it is a great privilege for our staff and volunteers to guide that journey for adopters and animals.

As we help to build life-long relationships between adopters and the animals in our care, we also hope to build a life-long relationship between adopters and the MSPCA.  We consider our adopters to be a part of the MSPCA Family; our staff is available to offer guidance and suggestions during the pet’s transition to his or her new home and throughout the pet’s lifetime.

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Plan a visit to the Equine & Farm Animal Adoption Center

Adoptions are done by appointment only in the Equine & Farm Animal Adoption Center due to the in-depth counseling involved and limited staffing. Walk-in visitors are welcome during our open hours but it may not be possible to conduct an adoption appointment without advance scheduling.

Visit us during our open hours Tuesday – Friday 1pm-5pm and Saturday – Sunday 12pm-4pm. New animals are placed up for adoption daily, so please visit us often to find your perfect match. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook where we frequently post pictures of animals up for adoption!


The Equine & Farm Animal Adoption Center is host to a variety of horses ranging in breeds, ages, training, and more. The adoption of a horse is a lengthy commitment, and therefore we take a long, conversational approach to creating life-long matches.

Not seeing a match? Reach out to hear about horses looking for placement outside of the program or to be added to our waitlist!

All riders are required to wear close-toed, low-heeled boots and an ASTM/SEI certified helmet.


Please note – we do not offer leases or trials on any of our horses.

Our adoption fee for horses varies based on the training, medical, and behavioral needs of the individual horse. The adoption fee includes:

Shop at our Tack Box so you can fully outfit your horse prior to s/he heading home!


Other Farm Animals

Check out our available farm animals online and email or call ahead to set up a time to meet them. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, reach out to hear about animals looking for placement outside of the program or to be added to our waitlist.

Our adoption process for other farm animals follows the same philosophy as the rest of our adoptable animals in terms of matchmaking for your personal needs. We also will ask for photos of the enclosure/shelter the animal will be kept in as a part of the adoption process and may ask for a veterinary reference.

Goats/Sheep/Cows: $100-$300

Pigs: $250-$400

Roosters/Other Fowl: $15

Laying Hens: $25

Farm animal adoption fees include:

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Contact Information

MSPCA at Nevins Farm
400 Broadway
Methuen, MA. 01844

Phone: 978-687-7453 x 6117


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