Adopting from STBDR
Why adopt a donkey or mule?
Adoption is a great way to help donkeys and mules in need!
Not only does it provide a happy and healthy future to those who most often had neither happiness nor health in the past, it also opens up room for more equines to be rescued.
There's so much to love about long-ears! They can make great companions for other equines. They're affectionate and personable. They make excellent pets. Along with that, they can do pretty much anything a horse can do. Packing, riding, driving, and learning tricks are some examples of their abilities. All of our donkeys and mules must be able to at minimum: lead (which includes being caught and haltered in the pasture), tie, and pick up all four of their feet safely before we put them up for adoption.
Available to Adopt:
Muley Toons gives good hugs. Here he is bonding with long-term volunteer, Dan.
MuleyToons is a gelded mule in his 20s. He's 13.2 hands high.
This sweet boy loves attention and is very quiet to be around, but can be a bit pushy when leading.
Toons was born with deformities to both his eyes, but gets around just fine. His eyes don't need special attention, other than a UV fly mask on very sunny or windy days.
He should not be kept with smaller critters, including equine foals. He also needs solid fencing because he will "walk right through" a hot wire.
It's unknown if Toons is broke to ride, but because of his eye condition, we don't feel he would be a suitable mount.
Adoption fee: $450
Bullseye is someone many of you may recognize. He arrived at STBDR last fall with a large open wound to his face and is now healed and ready for adoption!
Bullseye is in his early to mid 20s and is gelded. He likes to be brushed and is low man in the heirarchy. He's a fella who knows he must do what's expected of him even if he's nervous or just doesn't want to comply. He does get anxious around large machinery.
Bullseye's broke to ride but hasn't been fully evaluated as a mount as yet. We have sat on him.
Adoption fee: $750*
*Fee will increase if Bullseye is determined to be fully trained to the saddle before he is matched to a permanent home.
Finn is a 9 month old standard geding. He's very friendly, and a skilled pick-pocket! He would do well in a home with another young playmate, and with an owner who will continue to work with him on gaining confidence around "scary" things.
Adoption fee: $600
We also have donkeys in need of sponsors and fosters!
Sponsoring is an affordable alternative to having your own equine and it helps us cover costs for our rescued animals' care.
Fostering makes room for more donkeys to be rescued; although it is less of a long-term commitment than adopting.
Contact us to see the available donkeys!