"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.
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
Hershey and Valentine
Hershey is 9 year old standard donkey jennet.
Valentine is a 3 year old standard donkey jennet. They are a bonded pair that we have taken in from auction. They are very calm, gentle donkeys and we think they would be great around kids. Both are very sweet and were great for the vet. The farrier will see them on Feb 22nd. They will be available for adoption after that.
They are utd on rabies and tetanus, and have a negative coggins. We ran pregnancy tests on both. Valentine is in foal, but we have no idea when she was bred. We have pictures of her being in with an intact pony, so she may have a hinny foal. Hershey's test was negative, but it is a point in time test so the results may not be accurate.
When we adopt out pregnant animals we give the adopter the choice of keeping the foal, with signed agreement that if the foal is a jack, he will be gelded by a licensed veterinarian at the appropriate age, or returning it to the rescue once the foal has been weaned.
Adoption fee: $750.00 for the pair
Manny and Sibley
Manny and Sibley are bonded pair of Belgian draft mules. They are in their mid to late twenties and its good health. They are utd on rabies and tetanus and have a negative coggins. They were both very good for the vet and will be seeing the farrier at the end of the month. They are very sweet, in your pocket mules. They were used as a team on a small farm in RI plowing fields. They even walk side by side together when out in the field. Manny is always on the left.
They love attention, Sibley is a bit under weight but we are working on getting her up to a healthy body condition. Our vet will be coming to float their teeth early next month and then they will be ready to move into their new home.
Adoption fee: 850.00 for the pair
Daisy is a beautiful and sweet 18-year-old Appaloosa Molly mule. This is Daisyís second time back with us, because of changes in her owners circumstances, due to no fault of her own. We would really love to place Daisy is a loving forever home. Sheís great for the farrier, stands like a rock, she is also great for the vet. She loves spending time with people. She would make a great companion for a horse or another mule. She is UTD on rabies, tetanus, EWF, and West Nile and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee $650.00
Sophie and Snickers
Sophie and Snickers are a bonded mother and daughter pair of small standard Jennets. Sophie, (grey and white mother) is 22 years young, and Snickers (dark brown daughter) is 18 years of age. Both love being around people and we feel they are ready for a loving forever home to give them the attention and love they deserve and desperately want. Due to changing circumstances with previous owners, and absolutely no fault of the donkeys, this is their second time back with us. Both are UTD on rabies, WNV, and EWT, and have a negative coggins. Both are slightly over weight and will need to be on a continued diet in their new home.
Adoption fee $750.00 for the pair.
Luke and Nelly - Adoption Pending!!!
Luke and Nelly are a bonded pair of Belgian draft mules. Both are utd on Rabies, tetanus, and have a negative coggins. Nelly is 16.2 hands tall and 15 years old. Luke is 15.2 hands tall and 17 years old. Both have taken a lot of work to be the sweet in your pocket, gentle giants they are today.
Nelly is fine with someone on her back we do not know the extent of her under saddle or harness training. Both are well versed in clicker training. They are quick learners and love the game.
Adoption fee: $1000/ pair
(Nelly on left, and Luke is on right)
Arlo - Adoption Pending!!!
Arlo is an adorable,13 year old, approx 14 hands dark bay mule. He is as sweet as can be. He has recently come back to the rescue due to the loss of his buddy. He gets along with donkeys, mules, and horses and is generally just an easy going guy.
He originally came from auction where his owner was told he had been part of a driving pair. Judging by how well behaved he is for the vet and farrier we think it would not take much training to get him under saddle or driving.
He is utd on rabies, tetanus, and has a negative coggins
Adoption fee: 500.00
Shadow is a gray dun, stockily built jennet. She is six years old and in great health. She is utd on rabies, EEE, EWT and WNV and has a negative coggins. She will need to go to a home with a donkey to keep her company. She is playful, so would most likely do well with a gelding as a buddy, or do fine with another jennet. She was sedated for her first hoof trim and we are still in the process of halter/lead training. Iím sure her training will go well.
We have been letting her settle in to her new digs before asking too much of her. She came in as a runaway as she had left her home for a neighbors. Her owners were in the process of moving so did not want her back! The woman whose home she chose was kind enough to care for her until we could come to get her.
Adoption fee $500.00
Betty has come so far in the three years she has been with us. Growing from a very frightened, defensive hinny, to one that is relaxed, accepting and curious of people and new situations. She is four years old and beautiful. She is extremely intelligent and learns quickly, she also loves her training sessions with Hannah and Mike.
We would love to find Betty a home with someone familiar with positive reinforcement (clicker training) as she responds extremely well to it. Her emotional state and trust issues are the areas where she still need work, She needs to know she can be safe around people.
This will take a very special adopter. We will negotiate her adoption fee due to this fact, in an effort to find the best home possible for our Beautiful Betty.
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.