My name is Joe!

Quarterhorse Mix for adoption in Dewey, Illinois - Joe

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Joe's Info...

I am already neutered and in need of an experienced adopter.

Joe's Story...
Joe came to us as a horse that was headed to Canada to be slaughtered. We do not normally have horses coming in from these situations but a volunteer stumbled across this group of horses so we decided to step in. That volunteer took the horses home to foster them. They where in much need of handling. Joe is a very stocky horse with a great personality. He is turning more and more into a lovebug everyday. His foster mom says he is improving quickly and is patiently awaiting his new home. Joe does need an experienced handler as he has been handled rough in the past and can get nervous. We have not ridden Joe as we have been working mainly on his ground manners at this time.

Adopters must be 21 or older, if you are under 18, please have a parent contact us as our adoption agreement is a legal agreement which must be made with an adult. We do welcome volunteers of any age, those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit our website at to review our Adoption Requirements or fill out an Application.

Facts about Joe

  • Breed: Quarterhorse Mix
  • Color: Bay
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Joe, a Dewey Quarterhorse was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Quarterhorse for sale in Dewey, or seeking a Quarterhorse from a breeder in Dewey.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Dewey already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Dewey breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Quarterhorse breeders who help with Quarterhorse rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Dewey paves the way for another one to be saved.