Available for Adoption

These horses have completed their rehabilitation period and are now looking for a loving, permanent home. In order to be considered for an adoption of a CHANGE horse, you must:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Demonstrate personal and financial stability
  • Possess a good working knowledge of horse handling and husbandry
  • Agree to the terms and conditions of the CHANGE Program adoption agreement.

Cassie

Cassie
Cassie is a small (14.2-ish) very cute mare (possibly Arab/Morgan). She came to us during the Santa Rosa fires last year. Our vet estimates her age at around 23-24, but she does not look or act like an older horse. Cassie is very smart and responsive, people oriented and very light on her feet.

The Cloverdale 12

As you may have heard, CHANGE recently had the largest intake in the history of the organization. On March 23, 2018, our field services coordinator and the president of our board of directors, Heather Bailey, received a call from Sonoma County Animal Services that they would be executing a seizure of 12 horses from a farm outside of Cloverdale.

Heather sprang into action, calling up CHANGE's network of volunteer haulers and foster barns, and coordinating with law enforcement. 

Annie (#Cloverdale12)

Annie (#Cloverdale12)
12 year old
Chestnut QH Mare
Annie is a sorrel quarter horse mare, 12 years old, with a lot of personality and a lot of heart. She is trots right up to the gate to meet visitors and is curious albeit still a bit unsure about her new world. She has a very gentle demeanor and is laid back and willing when working with people.  She has made a remarkable recovery in foster care and is totally sound and healthy!  She has had all her vaccinations, deworming, dental work, and hoof care completed and she is now lunging and trying on tack.  She is ready to find her... Read More

Hallie (#Cloverdale12)

Hallie (#Cloverdale12)
16 years old
Chestnut (with star) QH Mare
Hallie is small chestnut quarter type mare with a star, estimated to be around 16 years old. Hallie seems to have some life experience as she was familiar with most normal care procedures including grooming, hoof care, being tacked up, lunged and ridden.  She is a very sweet girl and thriving in her foster home. Hallie has had her dental work and vaccinations, deworming, hoof care, and has been body clipped.  She is happy, healthy, and is ready for adoption.  She has proven herself to be a willing and accepting horse... Read More

Cocoa (#Cloverdale12)

Cocoa (#Cloverdale12)
18 years old
Bay QH Mare
Cocoa is a Quarter Horse mare, approximately 18 years old. She relishes all the care she is receiving and diligently cleans up all her food. She leads and ties like a pro and is grateful for any and all attention. Her body says she’s been a mom multiple times, but she’s ready for a life that’s just about her. She has a bit of arthritis in her hocks and in her front pasterns so she probably is best suited as a companion horse, pet, or liberty training prospect. 

Amber (#Cloverdale12)

Amber (#Cloverdale12)
16 years old
Chestnut QH Mare with Blaze
Amber is a super flashy chestnut Quarter Horse, about 16 years old, and she is very personable and loving. She’s taken on all of her care like a pro- she soaks up affection like a sponge and just wants to cuddle. She has a slight lameness on her left front which may improve with shoes.  She is familiar with tack but gets a bit nervous on the lunge line. It is clear that she has some training, albeit inconsistent. We feel that she would enjoy life best as a companion horse/ pasture pal but if someone would like to... Read More

Poppy (#Cloverdale12)

Poppy (#Cloverdale12)
12 years old
Chestnut and White Paint Mare
Poppy is just the sweetest horse ever, and so easy and fun to have around. She nickers constantly, preferring the company of humans to horses.  When she had recent dental work, she nickered to the vet while under sedation! She's happy inside or out,  alone or with a friend, and is not mareish or herd bound.  She loves to learn,  and is so eager to please. Very level headed sweetheart who will make a wonderful family member and fun horse to bring along. We could see Poppy doing trails, lower level dressage, and more.... Read More

Lakota (#Cloverdale12)

Lakota (#Cloverdale12)
12 years old
Registered Buckskin and White Paint Mare
Lakota is a gorgeous 12 yo registered buckskin and white Paint mare. Lakota loaded up easily, but then struggled to figure out how to back out at her foster home, proving she hasn’t had a lot of life experience. But, after only a few days in her foster, she was tying and being bathed and groomed like a champ. She has proven to be willing to work hard to figure out what is being asked of her and be a good girl. She has some old scars on her body as testament to tough times, but there are only good things... Read More

Katie (#Cloverdale12)

Katie (#Cloverdale12)
Katie is a darling bay pinto, about 12 years old. She is a feisty but fun little mare who is full of energy and loves attention.  She has gained confidence at the couple of foster barns she has lived in and she very much enjoys human attention.. She’s very sweet and wants to please, but is a little more uncertain about this new life and all its experiences. But once she trusts her new person, you will have a companion for life. Please email  director@sonomachangeprogram.com for more... Read More

Ethel (#Cloverdale12)

Ethel (#Cloverdale12)
12 years old
Pinto Mare
Ethel is a 12-year-old pinto mare. She was one of the thinnest of the Cloverdale 12. Every bone stood out under her coat, but she walked right up to her rescuers and hopped in the trailer at first asking. She wasn’t too sure about baths at first, but she too loves warm water, and she will leave her food to get a grooming. She loves being groomed so much she likes to return the favor and groom the human back, turning her head to rub you with her lips while being brushed.

Wally (#Cloverdale12)

Wally (#Cloverdale12)
12 years old
Paint Gelding
Wally is a 12-year-old Paint gelding with a gorgeous marbled eye. He hasn’t had a lot of life experience and had likely never been anywhere before we got him out, but he tries incredibly hard to please. Thanks to an assist from the folks at the American Paint Horse Association, we know his pedigree, though he was never registered. Wally suffered from seriously uncared for feet, and has needed a fair bit of work to get them turned around (as proof it had been awhile, he was clearly confused by being asked to hold up a hoof and get it... Read More