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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Arrive at the adoption facility for your adoption appointment. 
  5. 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

ARIZONAFlorence Wild Horse and Burro Training and Holding Facility
Florence, AZ
CALIFORNIA

Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Facility
Litchfield, CA

 Ridgecrest Regional Wild Horse and Burro Corrals
Ridgecrest, CA
COLORADOCañon City Wild Horse Inmate Program
Cañon City, CO
IDAHOBoise Wild Horse Corrals
Boise, ID
KANSASHutchinson Correctional Facility
Hutchinson, KS
NEBRASKAElm Creek Holding Facility
Elm Creek, NE
For information, call (308) 856-4498
NEVADANorthern Nevada Correctional Center
Carson City, NV
 National Adoption Center at Palomino Valley
Reno, NV
OKLAHOMAPauls Valley Wild Horse and Burro Facility
Pauls Valley, OK
OREGONOregon Wild Horse Corral Facility
Burns, OR
UTAHDelta Wild Horse & Burro Facility
Delta, UT
WYOMING

Mantle Adoption and Training Facility
Wheatland, WY

 Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility
Rock Springs, WY
 

Wyoming Honor Farm
Riverton, WY


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