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Palomino Valley National Adoption Center

National Wild Horse and Burro Center sign.The National Wild Horse and Burro Center at Palomino Valley (PVC) is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other near-by states. Nevada is home to more than 50 percent of the Nation's wild horses and burros with approximately 83 herd management areas throughout the state.

Adoption Details

The majority of animals at PVC are available for adoption 6 days a week. To schedule an appointment to adopt a wild horse or burro at PVC, please call 775-475-2222. Appointments for viewing/adopting are limited to a maximum of one hour. The majority of animals are available for adoption, however, some are not due to the time involved in the preparation process. If you have questions about our adoption requirements, click here to go to our Adoption page

Facility hours

Monday - Friday
First Saturday of the month

The facility is closed on federal holidays.

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.





The facility is located approximately 20 miles north of Reno/Sparks, Nevada. From Interstate 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/State Road 445.) PVC is north about 20 miles to Ironwood Road. Turn east on Ironwood to reach the facility. 


Trained wild horses are available for adoption through the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Saddle Horse Training Program in Carson City. For more information please call 775-861-6625.

To view more pictures of the facility, go to our BLM Nevada Flickr page.