"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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
While Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue enjoys working with other rescues whenever we can, we remain an independent 501(c)(3) non profit donkey and mule rescue. We have no affiliation with any other rescue organizations.
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.
Once your application has been approved we will happily keep your animal(s) here for two weeks at no charge. We understand that it can take time to get your property properly set up for your new additions. After two weeks, we charge a boarding fee of $75.00 a week per animal.
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
Picadilly, Relish, and Pickles
Picadilly, Relish, and Pickles are a gentle trio of mini donkeys ranging in age from six to nine years old. They are all typically sweet, lovey donkeys that covet attention.
They are good for the farrier and the vet and are utd on rabies and tetanus, and have a negative coggins. They need to go as a trio.
Adoption fee: 1,300. for trio
While it's not imperative, their little, short eared friend Dagwood, a six year old, sorrel mini horse gelding would love to go with them. He is a character and as cute as the day is long. He is good for the farrier, and "mostly" good for the vet.
Adoption fee for trio: 400.
Adoption fee for trio and Dagwood. 1,600.
Dagwood is an unusual resident for SYA...note the lack of ear...
He gets along well with his long eared buddies, but I think he would love another horse to play with.
He does like to run and play so a somewhat active, playful gelding would make him very happy.
He is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 400.
Flower and MarigoldFlower and Marigold are beautiful, two year old standard donkey jennets. They came from auction terrified of people and unable to be handled.
Thanks to Positive Reinforcement training and the dedicated work our volunteer Mike for bringing these two around. They are now the most loving, "Velcro" donkeys one can imagine.
They love any and all attention and are clicker savvy. They are so ready to have a person to call their own and teach them even more.
Utd on rabies and tetanus, and have negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 750.00/pair
Over the last few weeks we have gradually moved Bucky away from his donkey buddies and in with the mule herd. He seems to be doing fine without his donkey companions.
We are going to adopt Bucky out on his own. He will need an equine companion, preferably one who likes to play.
Bucky is a 13 year old pony mule gelding. He is approximately 10 hands and built like a tank.
I can't wait to see his coat once he sheds out as I think I see dapples under the winter fuzz.
He is utd on rabies, EWT/flu, and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 400.00
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. The only way one can tell for sure if an animal is a hinny and not a mule is to either see the breeding or see the foal being born. We were told from the folks at the auction they are hinnies, but for all we know they may be pony mules....It matters not!
They are sweet, willing, smart girls. They are good for the farrier and good for the vet, but both need to know to go slowly with them. They have been here for a few years now and have come a long, long way. They love going through the obstacle course which has helped them to be come more confident and trusting.
They still need work. Sadly due to time constraints, they don't get as much training time as they need. I am hoping to find someone who would like a training project using positive reinforcement training to adopt these two. We will make special compensation in their adoption fee to the right home. They are "clicker" savvy and would make a fun project for the right person. I think they would make an awesome, and beautiful driving pair.
They are about 13.3 hands and almost identical looking. They are approximately five and six years old. They will be utd on rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: negotiable
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00