Horses standing in pen at PVC

Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center

The Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center (PVC) is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country and serves as a preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and other nearby states. PVC is located in Reno, NV and is open to the public Monday-Friday, from 8am-4pm. Adoptions are by appointments only; call 775-475-2222 to schedule an appointment. The majority of the animals are available for adoption; however, some animals may not be immediately available if they have not completed the adoption preparation process. 

Directions to PVC: 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. 


PVC: National Wild Horse & Burro Center at Palomino Valley

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Contact Information

Palomino Valley Center
Telephone: 775-475-2222;
Fax: 775-475-2053

Palomino Valley Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. 

  • Appointment required for adoptions and/or sales (one hour max appointment time);
  • Fax application to number above prior to appointment.
  • Note: It could take up to five days from adoption date for the animal to be ready for pick-up.

For wild horse or burro adoption or purchase assistance, please contact the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program.

PVC Field Trips

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