"You can't change the world by rescuing one Long Ear, but for that one Long Ear, its world is changed forever."
To adopt an animal from Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue you will need to download, fill out, and submit an Adoption Application in doc format, or
Adoption Application in PDF format. to Ann Firestone either by email at email@example.com or U.S. Mail at:
Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Adoptions will not be considered without an adoption application. We check refereneces and will let you know when your application has been processed and can discuss matching you with the right donkey(s) and/or mule(s).
Listed here are donkey's and mules who are currently available for adoption. Adoption fees may vary, based on any individuals level of training, ie under saddle, driving, etc. All animals will be up to date on rabies, tetanus, and have a current coggins if applicable.
Visit our Adoption Information page for more information on how to adopt a long ear from SYALER.
As a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization the money needed for the care and upkeep of the animals in the rescue comes from donations, sales of merchandise, as well as adoption fees. In spite of that fact we are lowering our adoption fees for now to try to help make adopting a donkey or mule a bit more affordable.
The poor economy has affected us all. We only have eight animals at a time in the rescue. This ensures every animal getting the individual care and attention it deserves. Every time an animal goes to itís new home, that makes room for another to come in. Hopefully the move to lower our adoption fees a bit will help more people be able to welcome a long ear into their lives.
Thank you to Jennifer Schmuck for the following:
As donkey lovers we are not only concerned about the physical well-being, but also the mental well-being of our long ears. For a donkey's well-being it is essential that a buddy for grooming, hanging out together, and in the case of geldings playing and wrestling together is provided. In almost all cases this should be another donkey. There are exceptions, as in cases in which a donkey, given the choice, prefers horses or mules for company. But in general a donkey deserves donkey company. Social life and language of the donkey, equus asinus, differs from that of horses and mules.
A hinny can be a good companion for a donkey, and there are donkeys that prefer horses or mules to another donkey. As long as the donkey is given a choice and bonds with a horse or mule even though donkeys are present. That cannot be stressed enough. So, keeping the well-being of your donkey in mind, a companion that fills the needs of your donkey must be provided. Grooming and hanging out with each other peacefully is an innate need of donkeys. As is playing for donkey geldings. Because of this, SYA will only adopt out donkey pairs, or single donkeys to a home with a resident donkey.
We do our best to keep this page current but please be understanding if you call about a long ear listed on this page and find that he or she has already been adopted! We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes but please, if you are interested in having a long ear in your family, and you find that the one on this page has been adopted already, talk to us about your interest and we will do our best to help you find your new best friend.
Adoption fees are:
Mini Singles: $600.00 Mini Pairs: $1000.00
Please contact us if you are interested in any of the following long ears.
Ann Firestone - Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue,
23 Saw Mill Road,
South Acworth, NH,
03607 (603) 835-2971
Hunter and Gonzo
Hunter and Gonzo are the two feral donkey geldings we took into the rescue from Texas in May. They were unable to be handled at that time. We gave them a week or so to settle in to their new digs, then began our clicker magic with them. Gonzo, the dark brown one is about one year old and he came around first. He has turned into a Velcro donkey! We love it. He is great for the vet and farrier and about as sweet as a donkey can be.
Hunter, the gray dun is about two years old. He took a bit longer to come around, but finally, last week, he decided that we could be trusted and now he solicits attention from anyone who comes into the paddock. He is very good for the vet. He was still a bit nervous about having his feet picked up so we gave him a bit of sedation and he was fine. I think next time, with a patient, kind farrier, he will do just fine.
Both are utd on rabies and tetanus and have a negative coggins. These two super sweet donkeys are ready for their next step in life; a forever home.
Adoption fee: 1,000.00
Pepper is a three year old mini donkey gelding. His former owner rescued him from life in a dog cage!! He is a sweet little guy, and adorable to look at. He was very pushy with other donkeys when he first came in but now, a month later he has calmed down a lot and is getting along well with his pasture mates.
He is a bit of a handful for the vet, but not horrible...just doesn't like to stand still. There is no aggression at all, just antsy. Same for the farrier. He does much better if he is not restrained tightly, but a bit of sedation for the first couple of trims would not be a bad idea.
I would like to see him in a home with a gelding of a similar age so he will have someone to play with. He loves to play!
He is utd on rabies and tetanus and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 600.00
Magic and Maxie
Magic and Maxie are ten year old miniature donkey jennets. They both drive singly and are very light in harness. While one is driving the other is happy to be tied to the back of the cart and will happily follow along. They are typically sweet little gals.
They are very friendly, gentle and good for vet and farrier. The are utd on rabies and tetanus and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 1,000.00
Roo is a beautiful, ten year old saddle mule gelding. He is a lovely dun color, complete with dorsal stripe, cross, and lovely leg stripes. He is green under saddle, but has been trail ridden. He would do best going out with another mule or horse with experience for a while.
He is a pretty pushy guy at first with other equines, but is fine and very gentle with people. He is not good for vaccinations, but does just fine with a dose of Dormosedan before vet comes. He is good for his feet, but prefers to have rears trimmed first. That's not too much to ask! He is "about" 14.2 or so and a solid little fellow.
Adoption fee: 850.00
Maggie is a 3 year old, sweet molly (female) pony mule. She is a little bit shy, but once she is socialized a bit I think she will be in your pocket. She is said to be good for vet and farrier, but I can not verify that yet. She will be examined by our vet within the next week or so and brought up to date on rabies and tetanus vaccinations, and have blood drawn for coggins.
Adoption fee: 500.
Abby is a striking 5 year old molly (female) pony mule. She is a little bit shy, but once she is socialized a bit I think she will be in your pocket. She is said to be good for vet and farrier, but I can not verify that yet. She will be examined by our vet within the next week or so and brought up to date on rabies and tetanus vaccinations, and have blood drawn for coggins.
Adoption fee: 500.
Willow is a beautiful, sweet 12 year old, dark bay mule. She is fine with having her feet handled. She is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins. We do not have a history on Willow as she came from auction. She was here before and adopted out for a year. Her former owner had to surrender her back to us due to unfortunate family cricumstances.
She has some fear issues, which we are working with her on getting past. She would be a great companion animal. She is easy to work around, loves being groomed and fussed with.
Adoption fee: $650.00
Vera and Rosemary
Have you ever heard of a hinny? We have two of them who are available for adoption. A hinny is the result of breeding a male horse to a female donkey. The hinny is sterile, due to having an uneven number of chromosomes. Vera and Rosemary are both young females. They came from auction without much history. They are a perfectly matched bay pair, about 13.3hh. They will be up to date on rabies and tetanus vaccines and have a negative coggins.
Vera and Rosie are coming along nicely, although just getting them to the point they can be handled has been a very long row to hoe. Vera can now be easily caught and handled. She is very good for the farrier and loves being groomed and loved upon. Rosie is much less shy, though she still needs work. She was excellent for the farrier for her last trim. We were very proud of her brave behavior.
These animals will need to go to someone with mule experience. They still need a lot of work before they can be used in any discipline.
Adoption fee: negotiable
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00