"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, EWT, WNV, Flu, and Rhino, and will have a negative coggins and will have a veterinary health certificate if going out of New Hampshire.
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. If you are interested in adopting an animal after meeting said animal, we will give you a two week grace period to confirm your decision. If you decide to adopt you will be required to sign an adoption contract at this time.
Visit our Adoption Information page for more information on how to adopt a long ear from SYALER.
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:
Mini Singles: $750.00
Mules and Mammoth Donkeys: Adoption fees will vary.
Curly and Quinn
Curly and Quinn are a mother and daughter pair who came to us in late March as part of the “Spring Six”. They have been through a tough 6 months or so but have come through everything with no ill effects.
Due to the sickness of all the animals our training plans had to be put on hold for quite a while. We have been back to training with them and they are making wonderful progress.
Quinn is two years old and her mom is only three. They are both very sweet, kind donkeys. Never once during all of their procedures have they offered to kick or bite. They now enjoy human contact. Quinn would be in your pocket if she could be and Curly is not far behind her.
Although they are progressing by leaps and bounds, they still need some work with having their feet handled. We still need to sedate them to have hoof trimming done. Due to this fact we are offering them at a reduced adoption fee. We as a rule, do not send donkeys off to new homes until we can safely handle them all over their body, including picking up feet. We are making an exception in this case as we feel the benefits of being in a loving, forever home will outweigh the fact that they still need a bit of work.
They are utd on EWT, WNV, EEE, rabies, flu and rhino and will have a negative coggins and current health certificate. They just had their teeth floated and are just waiting for their perfect family.
Adoption fee: Usually for a pair of standards the adoption fee is $750.00. We have reduced their fee to $500.00 for the pair, to the perfect home.
Arlo is a 14hh dark bay mule, he is 14 years young and is up to date on Rabies, Potomac Horse Fever, EHV 1,4/Flu (EIV) Calcenza, EWT, EEE, WEE, Tetanus, and WNV.
Arlo is a very polite and thoughtful fellow, who would love a patient and kind owner to be his person. Arlo came from auction many years ago and was said to have been a carriage mule. The person who bailed him got him started under saddle, but he is not for a beginner rider, he needs a lot of training from a patient person before he will be ready to be a riding prospect. He would make a great companion for a horse or another mule, as he is very playful and gentle with other animals.
He is great for the vet and farrier, and has exceptional ground manners.
Arlos adoption fee is $900.00