For Adoption

"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 or U.S. Mail at:
Ann Firestone, 23 Saw Mill Road, South Acworth, NH 03607.

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).

Save Your Ass Longear Rescue

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.

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, Broomtail Farm,
23 Saw Mill Road,
South Acworth, NH,
03607 (603) 835-2971

Adoption fees are:

Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00
Standards: $500. Pairs: $750.00
Mammoths and mules: Adoption fee will vary depending on training level of animal.


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


To Be Available for Adoption Soon...

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.

Betty White