"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 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
Over the last few weeks we have gradually moved Bucky away from his donkey buddies and in with the mule herd. He seems to be doing fine without his donkey companions. We are going to adopt Bucky out on his own. He will need an equine companion, preferably one who likes to play.
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.
He is utd on rabies, EWT/flu, and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 400.00
Ella - Adopted
Ella is a 12 year old molly mule who is about 13.2 hands. She is a bit shy at first, but quickly warms up once she gets acquainted. She is very good for the vet and the farrier.
She loves kids and is very gentle around them. She is quiet, unassuming, and as sweet as can be. She does not challenge the others and is fine being low in the pecking order.
She is utd on rabies and tetanus vaccinations and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: 500.00
Mighty Mouse is as cute as they come! He is an appoximately 7 year old miniature mule gelding, standing about 35" tall. He is full of beans!!
I am brutally honest in representing the animals available for adoption. Animals come into the rescue in a variety of conditions.
Some in good behavioral health, some not so good... It's a good thing Mighty Mouse is so cute as he is not very well behaved. He needed to be tranquilzed for his vet exam. We are workig with him and he is showing improvement, but still has a way to go before being getting his Mule Good Citizen badge.
When just being groomed or loved upon he is as sweet as can be. He LOVES to play with the other mules so I suggest he go to a home with another playful equine.
He is utd on rabies and tetanus vaccinatios and has a negative coggins.
Adoption fee: $400.00
Garnet - Adopted!
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
Sasha and Peanut
Sasha is best friends with Peanut. The two must go together and be housed together.
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.
Both are utd on rabies, EWT and flu and have a negative coggins.
Adoption fee for pair: 1000.00
Willow is a beautiful, sweet 13 year old, approximately 15hh dark bay mule. She is great for the vet and farrier. She is as sweet as can be and loves everyone. She gets along well with other mules and donkeys.
We are adopting her out as a companion mule as she came in with a lot of fear issues around having anything on her back. She has been worked with a lot to overcome that fear and is doing much better. She will need a lot of positive reinforcement type training to continue training in her new home.
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 deserves her own family to give her the one on one attention she craves.
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.
I am very surprised that these two beauties are still with us. They have come a long way since landing here and are now much more confident, trusting animals. They are very well behaved for the vet and farrier. They love playing on the obstacle course with their handler Annie. I think they would do best with someone with mule experience, but anyone with positive reinforcement methods of training would do very well with these two gals. They are about 13.3 hh and almost identical looking. They are five and six years old and very sweet. They would love to be the center of attention in someone's home.
Adoption fee: negotiable
Adoption fees are:
Minis 600. Pairs: $900.00 Mini Singles: $750.00