"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.
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00
Please contact us if you are interested in any of these long ears.
Shiloh is an adorable, Appaloosa mule. He is a very shy 15 year old gelding who will need an owner with patience and time to spend working with him to bring him out of his shell, preferably someone with experience with mules. I feel he would do best as a companion to a horse or another mule. We are working with him, but still is not easy to catch if in an open area. Once haltered he leads well. He is good for the vet once caught.
He is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 500.
Bonita and Clarice
Bonita and Clarice are too cute for words! They are two peas in a pod and one is just as sweet as the other. They have been together all of their lives. Clarice is a 14 year old frosted spotted donkey jennet, and Bonita is a 14 year old pink and white spotted jennet, although they both look white.
These two would make an adorable driving pair, although they have had no training, they lead well and are easy to handle. Good for vet and farrier.
Both will be utd on rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: Pair 1000.
Madeline, Elmo, and George
Madeline, Elmo, and George are large standard donkeys. Madeline is a sweet, spotted jenny, in her twenties, and mother to Elmo. Elmo is a spotted, 16 year old gelding, and their best buddy is George, a gray dun gelding in his twenties.
George has Cushings Disease which is managed well with a daily dose of pergolide which he takes like a champ. Madeline and Elmo are obese and will need a specialized feeding program to help take some of the weight off. They have all lived together for many years, so will need to go as a trio. They are all wonderfully sweet and were well loved pets. Unfortunate circumstances necessitated their surrender.
They are all up to date on rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 900.00
Sweet William our "Special Needs" mule!
Sweet William is a Belgian mule gelding who is about thirty years old. He came from a sale barn emaciated and in very poor condition. His teeth are very worn down so he cannot derive the necessary nutrients from hay. He needs to eat soaked hay stretcher pellets, along with other supplements. As we are still trying to get him up to a decent weight he is being fed multiple times a day. I do believe he thinks he is a golden retriever in a mule's body. He is gentle and kind and loves to be with people.
He is in good health for his age with no signs of arthritis and his heart is strong! Although we have not put a saddle on him since he has been here, he was shown being ridden, with someone standing on the saddle swinging a rope, on a video from the sale barn. He will need to put on a bit more weight before being ridden but we think a light rider who would like to meander the trails would be perfect for him. It will help him build up a bit of muscle and will actually be good for him. Picture attached, and I will send more. Adoption fee: to be determined.
Adoption fee: to be determined.
Margarita and ChaCha - Adopted!
Margarita is a 10 year old jennet with her four month old foal ChaCha by her side. She is a sweet, loving donkey who is getting very fond of being groomed. ChaCha is a bit shy still, but will come around quickly.
Margarita has a negative coggins and is UTD on rabies and tetanus.
Adoption fee: $1,000.00
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: 1,000.00
Standards: 500. Pairs: 750.00
Mammoths and mules: Adoption fee will vary depending on training level of animal.