No Barn. No Land. No Horse Experience? You Can Still Adopt a Horse VIRTUALLY
If circumstances don’t make it possible for you to physically adopt a horse, you can still help by virtually adopting one of our rescue horses, especially one that has been abused, neglected, slaughter-bound horses or wild horses captured by the BLM Wild Horse Bureau and/or the U.S. Forest Service. With a Virtual Adoption you are offering a horse who may have had a poor start in life the chance to be rehabilitated and find a new home.
Rehabilitation can be a long and costly process, a Virtual Adoption, even as little as $15 a month, helps us give them the special care, feed, rehabilitation and training they need.
How Do I Virtually Adopt a Horse?
Scroll down the page and choose a horse you would like to virtually adopt, then click “SUBSCRIBE”. This will take you to our payment gateway. You will receive an email confirming your virtual adoption, and more information about your chosen horse. You also will receive:
- A virtual adoption certificate
- A framed picture of your adopted horse
- You will also receive regular updates on how your horse is progressing
Example of Your Virtual Adoption Package
How Much Does it Cost?
You can virtually adopt a horse from Canham Farm Horse Rescue for as little as $15 per month.
What if my Chosen Horse is Re-Homed?
If your virtually adopted horse is re-homed or adopted we will notify you immediately and ask if you would like to virtually adopt another horse or, if not, cancel your payment.
The Horses Below are Currently Available for Virtual Adoption. If you can’t find a suitable horse on this page you are welcome to contact us on 831-588-5198 or visit our contact page
At the top of the Santa Cruz Mountains, in a broken down shed, Betty the ex dancing horse has languished for the past 8 years. Devoid of the company of other horses and surrounded by old broken-down cars and junk, Betty’s eyes have a blank, faraway look as if she is resigned to her lonely life. Betty has not been starved, nor has she been physically abused. Betty is a victim of well-meaning people who, although know very little about horses, believe they are doing right thing by taking in a horse that they assume nobody wants. There’s no doubt that Betty’s owner loved her but love alone is not enough and caring for a horse is an expensive business. Please note the photo on the left is Betty how we found her, not where she is today. New photo to come soon.
Maya the Mustang Yearling
Rounded up from a reservation in Nevada, I am a Mustang almost 2-years-old (pictured on the right next to my now adopted friend Cheyenne). I am lucky to be alive. Untouched by human hands, and now at Canham Farm Horse Rescue in Scotts Valley, volunteers are working tirelessly to build my trust and eventually help me become a wonderful human companion. I am nervous and shy but I’m told I’m as cute as two buttons! Please virtually adopt me. Just click subscribe in the box below. Thank you!
My name is ZiZi. I am approximately 13.2 hands. I was confiscated from my original owner in Santa Clara County. I have had one foal, Cupid, who has been adopted. I am very jumpy and scared at times because I have some bad memories. I am available for virtual adoption so I can be cared for while I am being rehabilitated, re-trained. I am slowly learning to trust humans again. Please Virtually Adopt Me so I can Continue my Rehabilitation!
Well, hello everyone. My name is Sunset and I fancy myself as quite the comedian. I like to play tricks on Julia and the volunteers by turning on light switches, undoing stall doors, tipping up my grooming bin, and much, much, more. I’m pretty much a permanent resident here. Julia rides me and I get lots of attention. My best friend is Dirty Harry. I’m told I am an Arabian/Saddlebred cross, and that I am a registered half-Arabian. I don’t really care about that. I just love to be fed, groomed and loved on. I’d like to be Virtually Adopted so I’ll feel more loved than I already am!
“My name is Harry, Dirty Harry. I was relinquished by my previous owner and spent my early years alone in a “junk yard” where I lived on my own. I don’t quite understand how to get on with other horses yet but I am learning. The volunteers groom me, feed me and make sure I am safe. I like to play with Sunset but sometimes he doesn’t want to play with me. I am told I am a 4 year old, palomino quarter horse. I am currently in the training program and learning quickly. If you would like to virtually adopt me, please click the subscribe button below”
The Wild One – Cleo
“I was rounded up from the Modoc National Forest in
California, I am a Wild One. I am about 9 or 10 year’s old. I am quite nervous and scared at times but I am being fed and looked after and am learning that humans can be nice. Caring for me is expensive so if you would be interested in virtually adopting me I would appreciate it very much. Just click on the subscribe button. Thank you!
“Nicker, Nicker! My name is April Moon. April because I was born
on April the 29th, 2019 and Moon because I was born on a Monday and I have a half-moon on my forehead. My Mom is Ruby Tuesday and she was rounded up by the U.S. Forest Service and was in danger of heading to Mexico for Slaughter. Luckily Canham Farm bought my Mom for $1.00! My Mom is looking after me and so are all the volunteers at Canham. Soon I’ll be old enough to run and play with the other horses at the farm!”