Our standard adoption fee is $300 for a single donkey and $500 for a pair. The fee includes recent Coggins, wellness exam, core vaccinations (in fall/winter flu/rhino instead of west nile), dental float if needed, hoof trim, worming, and brand inspection if needed. We conduct home inspections prior to adoption. Our donkeys cannot be used for breeding, slaughter, roping or donkey basketball. We no longer adopt out donkeys to homes where their primary function is being a guard animal. We require a donkey companion for most donkeys and an equine companion for all donkeys, and we also require sufficient space, sound fencing, and a roofed shelter adequate to protect our donkeys from inclement weather. We rarely have mini donkeys for adoption. Most of our donkeys are standard size.
Rachel and Rebecca
Rebecca and Rachel are a mother/daughter team both under 10 years old and very friendly. Rebecca is originally from Texas, and both jennets spent about 5 years at a large cattle ranch in Quemado, where they guarded the young calves from predators such as coyotes. Rachel was born there.
Once under our care and training, they became easily domesticated and love doing things with people. They are on the smaller side sizewise, with Rachel probably not taller than 10'' (Rebecca, the mother, is a little taller and fuller). Both are easy to halter and have learned to lead, though they are still collecting experience and continue to practice in-hand walking. They should be ready for adoption by the spring, and interested parties are invited to contact us about them earlier to see if they might be a good match.
Izzy and Moe
Izzy and Moe are two closely bonded teenaged geldings that came to us from Chaparral in early June 2018 together with 6 other donkeys. Spending the summer at two different foster homes in Galisteo, they were eventually adopted to a nice home in Edgewood. However, while they love people, good food, and a nice barn in the winter, they were not the right match for this particular home. That happens sometimes, without anyone being particularly to blame. So Izzy and Moe are looking for a new home again, this time with younger people who will do some things with them, like take them out on hikes, perhaps get them used to carrying a pack saddle with some loads, or teaching them to pull a cart. The boys are strong, energetic, and eager to learn new things. They need a firm but loving hand. They are both standard donkeys, with Izzy being slightly on the taller side.