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Horse Adoption Background Check for Animal Adopters


Is your non-profit horse rescue [pet rescue] organization ready to screen volunteers?

Ask about the Horse Authority Partner Program, which offers benefits to non-profit groups that use background checks to enhance their due-diligence.

As a Horse Authority Partner, these organizations commit to joining our mission, in order to improve horse and animal welfare. Additionally, these groups earn valuable benefits including donations, marketing assistance, and more.


Animal Adopter Due Diligence

Before your horse rescue adopts another horse to a new home, it’s time to consider adding a horse adoption background check as part of the due diligence process for all potential horse adopters.

[Or maybe your organization needs to implement a screening method for the first time.]

Likewise, improve the chances that your rescue’s horses won’t end up needing to be rescued again in the future.

A $35 FRCA compliant background check confirms your potential horse adopter is who they claim, and as a result provides a historical picture of the individual, their past decisions, and any convictions that would make them an unsuitable animal owner PRIOR to placing your rescue animal!

Consequently, animal cruelty can be a low-level crime so it’s more easily hidden.

Flush out animal cruelty records as a result of hoarding, animal abuse, neglect, animal sex crimes, and more.

Adopt your rescue horses to new homes with confidence due to this screening method for horse adopters.


Easy, Effective, and Secure Horse Adoption Screening

  1. First, complete your purchase. You will receive a unique order number, a downloadable consent form, along with a link to the Horse Authority secure background check portal.
  2. Have the potential horse adopter fill out the consent form legibly, with signature, and return it to you.
  3. Login to secure background check portal and enter applicant’s information. Keep the consent form for your records.
  4. Background screening results are provided directly to you, on average, within two to three business days.


Alternatively, you can have prospective horse adopters complete the Self-Background Check and provide you with the results. In this situation, it should be added to the Horse/PET Adoption Screening Form as a requirement.


Horse Authority does NOT have access to any background check results.