These animals are available for immediate adoption from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. If you're interested in adoption an animal, please fill out a Livestock Adoption. 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.
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.