Please note, because of our small staff numbers, all adoptions are done by appointment for 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.
Adopting an animal to a responsible and compassionate home is what we strive for each day at the Equine and Farm Animal Center. Our adoption procedures are designed to ensure that the animals in our care go to homes where they will receive appropriate, loving care.
Please note that any animal adopted from the MSPCA at Nevins Farm cannot be sold or the ownership transferred without first contacting us. If for some reason the adoption does not work out, we will help you find an alternative home.
View Our Adoptable Animals
The equine adoption program offers a wide variety of breeds, ages and ability levels – from just starting out to ready to hit the trails. We typically have a variety of horses available for adoption, depending upon the season. Breeds range from Morgans to Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds to Quarter horses and more.
A horse is a big commitment, so our equine adoption process seeks to set up a good match between adopter and horse.
- Please view our list of animals on the website to see which one would fit with your riding skills and expectations.
- Once you have spotted a horse that interests you please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the horse and fill out an adoption questionnaire.
- If all goes well, we’ll have you set up an appointment to groom or work with the horse. If that appointment goes nicely we will have you set up a riding appointment (if applicable). We may request a video of you riding prior to the riding portion of the adoption.
- Once you are ready to adopt, we will ask for photos of where the horse will be living and may ask for references.
- At the time of adoption, we request an adoption fee that varies depending on the horse and their abilities and your circumstances. We depend on these fees to run our adoption and surrender programs. We always stay in touch with new adopters to answer their questions and to assist in the transition to a new home.
Placing a farm animal in a responsible and appropriate home is one of the most rewarding parts of our work at Nevins Farm. Each staff member works closely with each potential adopter during the adoption process.
When you have found a farm animal that you are interested in either from our website or from visiting the farm please contact us at email@example.com to learn more about that animal and to set up an appointment to begin the adoption process.
- A farm staff member will get in touch to discuss financial consideration, appropriate shelter, fencing, and care of that particular species of animal.
- Photographs of the fencing and housing you will be using for the animal are required. We may also ask for references.
- Once the adoption is approved, a fee will be requested. Fees for adoptions vary with each animal and with the adopter’s circumstances. Please inquire with a staff member about the adoption donation.
We have a variety of farm birds, including chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and even the occasional peacock! Please email or call to discuss which bird may be right for you and to set up an appointment. To adopt a farm bird, pictures of the interior and exterior of your coop will be required. We also recommend that you check your town’s bylaws for information about what types of birds are permitted.