"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).
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 it’s 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.
Ann Firestone - Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue,
23 Saw Mill Road,
South Acworth, NH,
03607 (603) 835-2971
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00
Zelda and Sassy
Zelda and Sassy are a mother and daughter pair of standard jennets. Zelda is about 12 years old and Sassy was born on April 2nd of this year and is as cute as a bug’s ear. Both Sassy and her mom are friendly, sweet donkeys. Zelda came to us from auction already having been bred. You will never be bored if you adopt these two. Sassy keeps her mom on her toes with her comical antics.
Zelda is utd on rabies and tetanus vaccine and has a negative coggins. Sassy is still too young to be vaccinated.
Adoption fee: $750.00 for the pair.
Maria is a sweet, sweet donkey who loves attention. She was not cared for very well in her former home, but we have brought her around so she is now looking good and feeling well. She gets along well with other donkeys and would love to have her own person to dote on her. She will need to go to a home with another donkey. Maria also loves to "smile" for treats and adores kids. Maria is up-to-date on rabies and tetanus vaccine and has a negative Coggins.
Adoption fee: $500
Fred and Ethel
Fred and Ethel are a bonded pair of standard donkeys. They are in their early twenties. They are both sweet, loving donkeys who lead well and enjoy going for walks. They get along well with other donkeys and will stand for hours to be groomed. The both suffer from Cushing’s disease (PPID) which is controlled well with daily medication. Ethel also needs to take a thyroid supplement twice a day.
They are otherwise healthy and utd on rabies and tetanus vaccine and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 750./pair
Blossom and Daisy
Blossom and Daisy are a bonded pair of standard jennets. Blossom is about ten years old and Daisy about five. They came in separately, but quickly bonded. They are both fearful, shy donkeys who will need to go to a home with a patient, understanding family who will be willing to work with them using positive reinforcement training. They have come a long way, but are still not totally trusting. They have both been started on our agility course, and love it!
They are utd on rabies and tetanus vaccine and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: To be discussed due to their need for more training.
Hope and Ivy
Hope and Ivy are a mother and daughter pair of standard Jennets. Ivy is 17 and her daughter hope is 15. These two are sweet, friendly donkeys. Ivy is a bit shy, but warms up quickly. Hope is a Velcro donkey, she loves attention and will take all you have to give. Both adore small children loving them and brushing them.
Adoption fee: $750./pair
Nellie and her son Oliver
Nellie is a 22 year old standard jennet. She is a sweet pea. Good for vet and farrier and is utd on rabies and tetanus vaccinations and has a negative coggins.
Oliver is her 18 year old son. He is a standard donkey gelding and as sweet as the day is long. He to is good for the vet and the farrier and is utd on rabies and tetanus and has a negative coggins.
The only issue with these two is that they are OBESE. They have been living on second cut round bales available 24/7! We are gradually cutting back their hay intake, but both have very cresty necks that will probably stay that way. These donkeys will need to be on a dry lot at least some of the time.
Adoption fee for the pair: 750.00
For various reasons, these animals are not quite ready to leave. We are accepting applications to adopt but will need to discuss their varying needs.
Betty White is an adorable hinny. She came in from auction with sooo much baggage. With help from our friends at Empowered Equestrians in York, Maine, and follow up by our own volunteer trainers, she has progressed by leaps and bounds. On arrival she was a knot of anxiety, worried about everything, and not afraid to let us all know that keeping our distance was a good idea. Since then her whole body language has changed. She is relaxed, there is a soft look to her eye and she is very interested in people and what they might have to teach her. She is so close to being ready for adoption. A little more "fine tuning" and she will be available.