Animals Available for Adoption

These animals are available for immediate adoption from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. If you're interested in adopting an animal, please fill out a Livestock Adoption Application. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office does NOT charge an adoption fee for any of these animals, however, potential adopters must complete an adoption application and pass a criminal history background check. In addition, an on-site inspection of a potential adopter's facilities will be completed to ensure that an adopted animal can be adequately cared for. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office also reserves the right to "spot check" any adopted animals for a period of one (1) year to ensure their continuing health and welfare.  Community members needing more information or interested in adopting one of our animals can contact Technician Mariya Leufven at 541-617-3368.

We also encourage you to view additional horses available for adoption at Equine Outreach, Three Sisters Equine Refuge, the Oregon Humane Society, Humane Society of Central Oregon, or Brightside Animal Center.


Ellie is an 11 to 13 year old draft mix mare who came to us last year as a neglect case.  Ellie was probably ridden in the past and has shown she is willing to learn more as we progress with her training.  Ellie will go anywhere with you once she gains your trust. Ellie is currently working on loading in the trailer and continues with her groundwork. Ellie is up to date on her shots, deworming and had her teeth floated in January of this year.  Ellie is a very smart horse who will benefit from a home that will give her a job. Food seems to be a great motivator for her.



Horse Adoption

Dani is a big (16+ hands) robust Thoroughbred mare, somewhere in her mid-teens to early 20s. She was abandoned in the La Pine area and came into our care in late 2013. She is in good health, with no apparent pre-existing problems. While she generally has a friendly personality, she can be a little “stand-offish” at times. She will generally mellow out and be agreeable to handling after someone has spent some time with her and earned her trust. We believe that she has had training in the past, and with some work, could probably be ridden. She does have some “fire” to her, in typical Thoroughbred fashion, so she would do better with an experienced owner.





(61) Review My Reflection-Honey:

A 13 year old Palomino Quarter horse mare. Honey is hard to catch and will need constant work to get her through her bad habits.

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(66) GG Matinee Idol:

A 16 year old Arabian bay gelding. Matinee Idol has been ridden in the past but just like any horse additional training will be required.

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(58) GG Doree:

A 17 year old Arabian chestnut mare. Doree is not started but is halter broke.

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(52) GG Design:

A 19 year old Arabian bay gelding. Design was ridden in the past.

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(45) Blackie-Tradee Angel in Black:

A 19 year old paint mare. She was used a brood mare and is halter broke. Blackie is a very nice horse and as sweet as they come.

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(75) GG Little Red Rodeo:

A 10 year old half-Arabian chestnut mare. She is not halter broke but will come and hang out with you until she sees the halter. She is difficult to catch but one gorgeous mare. She is believed to be out of Downtown Honey.

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(39) GG Wild Hart:

An 11 year old bay Quarter horse mare. Wild Hart will need an experience person to train her. She tests the person handling her and will be best in a home that will provide her with daily training regiment.

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(59) GG Sunday Matinee "Tiny":

A 13 year old Arabian chestnut mare and is halter broke.

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(19) GG Alamo Rose "Rosebud":

A 13 year old half-Arabian chestnut mare. Rosebud will need an experience person to handle her and train. Rosebud is halter broke but was not started.

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