Male Grade named Tony available for adoption

Adoptable Male Grade
Adoptable Male Grade
Adoptable Male Grade


Looks Like: Grade
Age: Adult
Color: Brown
Sex: Male

Tony is a handsome and wonderful chestnut and white pinto gelding born in 2008. He has a unique history: he was rescued from an abusive pack string situation in Arizona and was part of a landmark animal cruelty court case. He was originally taken to the county animal shelter where he was nursed back to health and gelded, and now he's at Best Friends where he has continued to impress us with his great mind and exceptional good nature. He has an old injury to his stifle which makes him unable to be ridden, but he gets around great in the pasture and has a very good quality of life. He is smart, sensible, and very sweet. He needs some more handling and good life experiences, but has come a long way and is such a good boy. We are now able to trim his feet, lead him all over Horse Haven and sedate him for dental work. He is very dominant with other horses, but with a gradual (over the fence) introduction, and plenty of space, he is living very successfully with a friend. Would you like to be his friend? To know him is to love him!

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.