"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.
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
Garnet - is a sweet, sweet ,sweet, in your pocket love of a mule. She stands about 14.2 and is about three years old. She gets along well with donkeys and mules and has yet to meet a person she isn't crazy about. She leads well and I have been told she has pulled a cart in the past.
She would be a great mule for someone to start under saddle.
She is perfect for the vet and farrier and is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 850.00
Bucky, Sasha and Peanut
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.
Bucky is best friends with Sasha and Peanut two mini donkeys. All three must go together and be housed together. Bucky is very attached to his pals and does not do well if they are out of his sight. He panics and in his desire to "find" them, could be dangerous as he runs blindly. As long as all are together he is gentle and sweet. He is not "great" for the farrier but not horrid. Farrier and vet will need to give Bucky time to get to know them a bit before just going to work on him. Someone with mule experience.
Sasha is a sweet 19 year old mini donkey jennet. She loves attention and is good for the farrier and vet. Her buddy Peanut is a 10 year old mini donkey who is a little shy, but warms up quickly. He is a sweet gentle soul. These two are very bonded to one another.
All three are utd on rabies, EWT and flu and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee for trio: 1200.00
Homer and Zillah
Homer, the brown donkey on the left and his partner Zillah are large standard donkeys. They are both typically sweet donkeys. Homer is a six year old gelding and Zillah is a ten year old jenny.
They are both good for vet and farrier. Homer can be an escape artist, so three strands of electric fence are needed to keep him from going on walk abouts.
They are both UTD on rabies and tetanus vaccine, and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee for Homer and Zillah: 750.
Gabe and Doc
Little Gabe (on the left) is as cute as a bug's ear! He is super friendly, in your pocket, wanna be your best friend kind of guy. He loves being groomed and is a real sweat pea.
Doc Holiday (on the right) is a three year old standard donkey gelding. He is a gentle, laid back guy. He came up from Texas in hopes of finding a home. He is a sweet donkey who is good buddies with Gabe.
They are both good buddies and they would love to find a home together.
Both are UTD on rabies and tetanus vaccines and both have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: Gabe: 500. Doc 500 Gabe & Doc together: 750.
Willow is a beautiful, sweet 12 year old, dark bay mule. She is fine with having her feet handled. She is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins. We do not have a history on Willow as she came from auction. She was here before and adopted out for a year. Her former owner had to surrender her back to us due to unfortunate family cricumstances.
She has some fear issues, which we are working with her on getting past. She would be a great companion animal. She is easy to work around, loves being groomed and fussed with.
Adoption fee: $650.00
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: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00