Adopting a Wild Horse or Burro from an Off-Range Facility and the Internet
To adopt a wild horse or burro through the BLM's Internet Adoption program, visit the Internet Adoption website.
The BLM offers to the public several permanent wild horse and burro adoption centers and facilities to visit and from which a wild horse or burro may be adopted. The typical steps to be taken to adopt a wild horse or burro is outlined below. It is highly recommended to contact your preferred adoption center early in the process for additional requirements.
To adopt a wild horse or burro from an off-range facility:
Ensure you meet the requirements for adopting a wild horse or burro. Review the requirements on the adoption application
and ensure you have adequate facilities for an adopted wild horse or burro.
- Contact your preferred adoption center for additional requirements and to set up an adoption appointment. Each adoption facility may have different adoption schedules and requirements; it is recommended that you contact your preferred adoption facility and visit the facility’s website for more information.
Complete an adoption application
and mail/fax it to the BLM adoption facility from which you’d like to adopt or bring it with you to the adoption appointment.
- Arrive at the adoption facility for your adoption appointment.
- Arrange for payment and pick up of your newly adopted wild horse or burro directly from the facility. Generally, the adopter is responsible for all transportation costs from the facility for the animal. If you are unable to provide transportation from the adoption facility, consider adopting through the BLM’s Internet adoption program, which may have a drop-off location that is more conveniently located.
BLM Adoption Facilities
|ARIZONA||Florence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility|
Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Facility
| ||Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals|
For information, call (760) 384-5765
|COLORADO||Cañon City Wild Horse Inmate Program|
Cañon City, CO
|IDAHO||Boise Wild Horse Corrals|
|KANSAS||Hutchinson Correctional Facility|
|NEBRASKA||Elm Creek Holding Facility |
Elm Creek, NE
For information, call (308) 856-4498
|NEVADA||Northern Nevada Correctional Center|
Carson City, NV
| ||National Adoption Center at Palomino Valley|
|OKLAHOMA||Pauls Valley Wild Horse and Burro Facility|
Pauls Valley, OK
|OREGON||Oregon Wild Horse Corral Facility|
|UTAH||Delta Wild Horse & Burro Facility|
Mantle Adoption and Training Facility
| ||Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility|
Rock Springs, WY
Wyoming Honor Farm