Adopting from STBDR
Adoption is a huge way to help donkeys and mules in need! Not only does it provide a happy and healthy future to those who most often did not have in the past, it also opens up room for more equines to be rescued.
Why adopt a donkey (or mule)? There's so much to love about long-ears! They can make great companions for other equines, and they're often affectionate and personable, so they're excellent pets. Along with that, they can do pretty much anything a horse can do. Packing, riding, 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.
Age: approx. 7 months
Height: growing standard
Suitable for: companion (preferably for another young donkey), potential for anything else once he's old enough.
Limitations/maintenance: needs consistent training/handling since he's young.
Adoption fee: $500
Royal came to us at approximately one month of age with his mother and another jenny/baby pair; saved from auction where kill buyers were bidding. He was very shy and took some time to come around. He has been weaned and has had all his vaccinations, including rabies vac. Royal now sweetly comes and asks for attention and would do well in a home with someone who can give him continued reassurance and another young equine (preferably gelding) playmate.
Age: approx. 10 years old
Suitable for: gelding only companion; potential for anything else with training.
Limitations/maintenance: needs consistent training/handling with someone that can continue earning his trust with people.
Adoption fee: $400
Buddy came to us after a concerned citizen saw him for sale and in rough shape. We were able to purchase him for below slaughter price, and he went to a foster home where he was gelded, had his feet trimmed, and learned some handling skills. Once he arrived to us, our farrier took over his more unusual rear hoof growth. With a little skilled knowledge his feet are back to normal and he is ready to find his home. Buddy would not be recommended for a new donkey/equine owner as he is a bit reactive(for a donkey). He also should go to a gelding donkey home only as he still has very high jack behavior. He maybe fine in a mare horse home, if the mare is bossy and will put him in his place. Very handsome fella that loves treats!
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!