About Us

Adopting A Friend

Saffyre Sanctuary specializes in matching the right horse with the right person.  We look for adopters who wish to provide a permanent, lifetime home for a horse and, are accepting of that horse's limitations.  Our wish is to ensure that a previously rescued horse never ends up in an unsavory situation again.  So many horses need to be rescued, that if we can break the cycle of abandonment, neglect, and abuse by educating people about proper horse care, then together we can give these horses a second chance at a full life.

We prefer that the new owners keep the adopted horse for the remainder of its life but, if circumstances make that impossible, then we will assist the owner in finding a safe and loving home for the horse.  (Note: adoption fees will only be returned within the first 10 days). 

Our horses are available for adoption to qualified homes only.  Unless we already know you, we will ask for references from your farrier, veterinarian, or other qualified persons.  We will do a site inspection to see where you will keep the horse.  Wonderful people, who are willing to open their heart to a rescue horse, understand that rescue horses are special animals, and that some may have special needs.

Adoption approval will be based on your ability to provide the best home for the horse. 

Adoption fees vary per horse and help us continue our operations to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for other horses.

Adoption guidelines we provide are set by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) for general equine management and are required of all persons adopting an equine from Saffyre Sanctuary.  Click here to view these guidelines AWI/HSUS Guidelines.pdf.  While not exhaustive, they offer basic parameters for responsible equine ownership.  In addition, any individual keeping equines must comply with all relevant state and local laws.

Saffyre Sanctuary asks that you promise to love, spoil, care for, protect, cherish, and enjoy your rescued horse!

Who We Are

Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc. was incorporated in June 2009 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, TIN #27-0333811, and has been certified by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity.  All donations made to Saffyre Sanctuary are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.




Saffyre Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation program that cares for horses that have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.  By allowing them to rediscover their true nature, we provide every opportunity for them to experience the possibility of enjoying a second career, or offer them a well deserved retirement due to soundness issues, age, or owner hardships. 


Saffyre Sanctuary assists homeless horses in finding their forever person.  Through our networks, we successfully place them in homes that give them a new lease on life.  If they are unable to physically perform in their new life path, we try to find other loving places where they can live in peace and comfort or serve as companion equines.


Saffyre Sanctuary specializes in rescuing horses that would have no other chance of being saved.  These horses are ones that have behavior issues, or are in need of a lengthy recovery and complex rehabilitation procedures.  Our focus on quality, not quantity, enables us to give the horses in our care the very best chance of complete physical, mental and emotional recovery.

Come Visit Us

One of the visions for our rescue is the creation of an entirely "green" dream facility.  While we have yet to decide on a permanent location, Blackburn Architects has generously donated the plans for our barn.  Our vision includes a thirty stall barn on a minimum of ten acres, which is run entirely on solar and wind power.  Water purification, reclamation, and composting systems will also be implemented.  We hope to be a model for other facilities that are concerned about their impact on the environment.

Until our dream becomes reality, Summer Hawk Ranch, located in Lake View Terrace, California, has allowed us to use a portion of their facility to help some horses in need.  This alliance allows us to carry out our mission, and ensures that the horses in our care benefit from the combined environment of both programs.

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