Donkeys Available for Adoption

BamBam

Age: 9 years

Sex: Gelding

BamBam is a really well put together, strong, healthy 9-year-old gelding donkey. He is medium brown in color.

BamBam does very well with other non-aggressive male donkeys and adores female donkeys. BamBam has previously lived with horses and other livestock but at this time insists on having at least one burro buddy in his herd.

BamBam is up to date on all farrier, dental and medical needs. He halters, leads and loads in a trailer.

BamBam  is having some dental surgery in early April but will then be ready for a new home.

Coach

Age: 15 years

Sex: Gelding

Coach is a medium grey standard gelding donkey standing 49 inches.

Coach suffered prior abuse the nature of which we will never know. He was eventually rescued as part of a large scale horse seizure. To this day, he is still shy and worried about being abused. But he is curious, eats from our hands, halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

Coach loves both jennets and john donkeys equally.

Longhopes has provided Coach full dental, medical, and farrier services in addition to many hours of training.

This donkey is looking for a permanent safe home with another donkey of similar age. He bonds up quickly so he’d do well with a lonely donkey.

He is not suitable for hiking, riding or driving due to his fear issues.

Bernice

Age: 13 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: Gilda

You won’t find a sweeter donkey than Bernice. She is  a quiet 13-year-old grey roan standard jennet. She stands at 45 inches and weighs 571 lbs.

Bernice came from the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary dispersal.

This donkey is very gentle and has great ground manners. She is perfect for the beginning equine owner. She particularly loves children.

Bernice is bonded to Gilda and this pair must be adopted together. They would be great family pets who could also live with miniature donkeys, miniature horses or goats.

Longhopes has provide Bernice with full dental, mental and farrier services. She has also received many hours of handling and training to prepare her for a new life.

Gilda

Age: 10 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: Bernice

Gilda is a medium standard, grey jennet. She was rescued from neglect at the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary in South Dakota. Since arriving at Longhopes, Gilda has bonded to Bernice (another Spirit donkey). These donkeys must be adopted together.

Gilda is quiet and unassuming.

Longhopes has provided Gilda with full medical, dental and farrier rehabilitation. She has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare her for adoption.

Gilda and Bernice have solid haltering, leading, loading and hoof care skills. They are perfect for the first time donkey owner.

Dominic

Age: 3 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy: Kipling

Dominic is a solid dark brown standard, gelding donkey. His coloring makes him very handsome.

Dominic arrived with no skills but has been a fast learner. He now halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

He is becoming increasingly affectionate and is very curious about people.

Longhopes neutered Dominic and has provided him with medical and farrier care. He has also received many hours of training.

Dominic is very bonded to Kipling and refuses to be separated from him. Kipling is a good, mature influence. They must be adopted together.

Both donkeys have begun packing lessons and would be a good pair for hiking.

This is a very healthy young donkey who has unlimited potential for any activity but needs to mature.

Kipling

Age: 8 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy: Dominic

Kipling is a handsome light grey standard gelding.

He arrived at Longhopes with very long hooves from severe neglect, but Kipling recovered remarkably fast with corrective hoof care.

Longhopes has provided Kipling with full dental and medical care. He has been involved in many hours of training and handling to prepare him for a new home.

This is a calm and affectionate donkey with good manners. He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

Kipling is bonded to 3-year-old Dominic. These geldings do everything together. Both donkeys have started packing lessons and would be good together as packing donkeys.

Kipling is perfect for the  beginning donkey owner.

Glacier

Age: 17 years

Sex: Gelding

Glacier is a very cute looking, standard, grey gelding donkey. Sadly he lived most of his life alone, lonely and in neglect. But he survived and is not looking back.

Longhopes neutered Glacier and has provided him with full dental, medical and corrective hoof care. He has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare him for a new home.

Glacier is much younger in his personality and energy than his age in years.

He is catching up for lost time by being extremely affectionate with people. He is curious and wants to be with humans whenever possible. He also really likes living with other donkeys and would like a burro buddy of his own-best if that buddy is another gelding donkey.

Glacier arrived with no skills and was very fearful of humans but he is extremely smart and picked up all essential skills in just a few days. This is an amazing donkey. He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier. He loves wearing a winter blanket and has started pack lessons.

If you have a lonely gelding of similar age, Glacier is right for you. He is desperate for a burro buddy to spend the remainder of his life.

Shrek

Age: 10 years

Sex: Gelding

Shrek  is a medium brown standard donkey. He is not as mature or confident as his age would suggest.

Shrek has all basic skills on haltering, leading, loading and standing for the farrier but he is not for the first time donkey owner.

Shrek could live with either a jennet or gelding that has a calm personality.

Longhopes has provided Shrek with medical, dental and farrier care. He has also received hours of training to  prepare him for adoption.

Hollyn

Age: 7 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: Serenity

Hollyn is a 7-year-old standard jennet. She is a gray and white paint color. She is very healthy.

Hollyn arrived with a jennet foal who has since been weaned and adopted to a new home.

Hollyn is now burro buddies with her older jennet foal, Serenity, who is 5 years old. This pair cannot be separated.

Serenity is extremely affectionate, and she convinces Hollyn to trust people too.

This is a pair of donkeys for the beginning donkey owner.

Hollyn halters, leads by following Serenity, and stands for hoof trimming.

They don’t need any other animals but might be able to guard small livestrock.

Longhopes has provided this donkey with full dental, mental, and farrier services. She has also received many hours of training.

Serenity

Age: 5 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: Hollyn

Serenity is a 5 year old grey and white paint jennet. She looks just like her mother, Hollyn, except that Serenity’s ears are short due to frost bite or malicious injury. But don’t worry, she hears just fine and is still all donkey.

Serenity and Hollyn are very bonded and must be adopted together.

Serenity is the sweetest donkey ever, and is good with kids. She is more trusting than her mother, but can convince Hollyn to follow her lead.

Longhopes has provided both donkeys with full dental, mental and farrier services. Both donkeys have received hours of training and handling at Longhopes to prepare them for a loving new family.

Serenity has great  skills for haltering, leading and standing for the farrier and trailer loading. She is perfect for the first time donkey owner.

Serenity and Hollyn are a closed unit. They don’t need any other animals around them but might be good with small livestock.

Iriquois

Age: 5 years

Sex: Jennet

Iriquois is a 5-year-old standard jennet. This is a stunning red roan standard jennet who was part of the herd rescued by Longhopes from the Spirit of the Hills Sanctuary.

She is curious about people and interested in everything humans do. She is smart and her full potential is not known.

Iriquois would do well with another donkey of similar age and health.

Longhopes has provided Iriquois with full dental, medical and farrier services. Iriquois has also received many hours of training and handling to prepare her for a new home. This donkey has begun packing lessons.

Iriquois halters, leads, loads and stands for hoof trimming.

Butler

Age: 9 years

Sex: Gelding

Butler is a mild-mannered red roan standard gelding. He prefers the company of jennets rather than  geldings that want to play all the time. Butler halters, leads, loads and stands for hoof trimming. He is up to date with all vaccinations, deworming, farrier and dental care.

This donkey is gentle and good with people.

Butler has an old tendon injury to  his left front leg. He gets around just fine but would not likely be suitable for packing or other activities that would stress that leg.

Lizzy

Age: 3 years

Sex: Jennet

Lizzy is an adorable, young brown jennet. She only stands 42 inches tall but should be 44 at full size.

This donkey is up to date with all vaccinations, deworming and hoof care. She is affectionate and has good ground manners.

Lizzy came to Longhopes with her family members. Her sister Sloan at Longhopes is in foal.

Lizzy likes to play and would do well with another young donkey of similar energy.

Lizzy likes horses too and could live next to horses, as long as there is at least one donkey with her.

Sloan

Age: 4 years

Sex: Jennet (currently in foal)

Sloan is a beautiful, sleek, dark brown standard jennet. She stands at 46 inches and probably will not grow to be much taller.

She is in foal and will be delivering May or June 2017.

Sloan is up to date on all vaccinations, deworming, and hoof care. She is affectionate, and has good ground manners.

She is currently bonded to her sister Lizzy but can be adopted separately from Lizzy.

Sloan would do fine in a home with horses too as long as she has her foal or one other donkey.

LuLu

Age: 6 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: Phoebe

LuLu is a stunningly beautiful, dark grey standard jennet. She is 6 years old and stands 48 inches tall.

LuLu is in great health and is up to date on all dental, medical and farrier needs.

This donkey likes to be driven from behind and shows great potential for packing or racing. She has started packing lessons.

LuLu halter loads well and is very calm for all farrier and routine maintenance.

She is 1/2 of a bonded pair of jennets. Her burro buddy is Phoebe and the pair cannot be separated.

Phoebe

Age: 9 years

Sex: Jennet

Burro Buddy: LuLu

Phoebe is a lean, 9 year old, medium grey standard jennet. She is lovely and well conformed. She is 1/2 of a bonded pair of jennets. Her burro buddy is LuLu and the pair cannot be separated.

Both Phoebe and LuLu have great ground manners and are calm for routine medical and farrier work.

Phoebe is up to date on all dental, medical and farrier needs.

Phoebe has begun pack training and is doing well. This pair of donkeys would be perfect for someone looking for a pair of donkeys to hike, pack or race.

Noel

Age: 2 years

Sex: Jennet

Noel is a unique donkey who deserves a special home.

She is already 49 inches tall at 2 years old and weighs over 500 lbs, so she is going to be a large standard jennet at maturity.

Noel is beautiful roan in great health. She is calm and affectionate.

Noel has already spent a lot of time with horses and mules. She knows how to be ponied and has begun riding lessons. She is a natural at it from all the time she spent being ponied.

Noel has great skills haltering, leading, loading and standing for the farrier.

This is the donkey for someone who wants a very active donkey who can be trained to do anything.

Noel has received great farrier, and medical care.

Aston

Age:  3 years

Sex: Gelding

This is a young, recently gelded male donkey.  He is immature and raw in his skills but he is smart and has great potential.

He is in training now.

Mohito

Age:  10 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy:  Matisse

Mohito is a handsome brown and white marbled  standard john donkey.  He is 48 inches tall and weighs about 589 lbs.

This is a very affectionate donkey who wants to be with people as much as possible.  He has started riding lessons and is a natural.

This donkey is up to date with all vaccinations, deworming, dental and farrier care.

He halters, leads, loads and stands calmly for the farrier.

He is bonded to Matisse.  They play a lot and loves their toys.

This donkey should be active and busy hiking or riding.

Matisse

Age:  9 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy:  Mohito

This is a handsome paint/brown and white large standard john burro.  He stands 51 inches and weighs 641 pounds.   Matisse is friendly.

He loves to play and play hard with other gelding donkeys.  The play usually involves toys too.

Matisse has begun riding lessons and shows good potential for riding and packing.  He would do best if he was engaged in activity.  He halters, leads, loads and stands well for the farrier.

Matisse is bonded to Mohito.

This donkey is up to date with all dental, farrier, vaccinations and deworming.

Aylish

Age: 6 years

Sex: Jennet

Aylish is a wonderful large standard jennet.  She is 51 inches tall and weighs more than 700 pounds.   She was alone for many years so she is catching up on being a young donkey.  She loves to play with other young jennets and is also very kind to gelding donkeys.   She needs a home where she can bond with at least one other friendly donkey and gets a lot of human attention.

Aylish is large enough to do some packing or riding and her full potential on these skills is not totally known yet.

Aylish halters, leads, loads and stands for hoof care.

Rooney

Age:  22 years

Sex: Gelding

This adorable small standard/oversized miniature donkey has loads of personality.   He is blind in his right eye from an old traumatic injury.  But that doesn’t slow him down much.   He acts younger than his years and can keep up with the best of them.

Rooney is looking for a home with another donkey of similar age, temperament and energy level.

He is very good with people and easy to handle.  He halters, leads, loads and stands calmly for farrier work.   He adores extra attention and grooming.

Rooney is up to date on all dental, farrier, vaccinations and deworming.

This guy wants to be a companion animal family member.

Hardy

Age:  5 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy:  Guffey

This standard black gelding donkey stands at 45 inches and weighs 456 pounds.   He is all boy.  He is extremely bonded to Guffey age 7.  They are never apart.  They spend their days playing and running.   Both loves toys too.  They are very entertaining in their games.  Hardy and Guffey are very healthy and would do well learning to be ridden by light children or being packed.   They would enjoy hiking up to hills.

Hardy is up to date on on all vaccinations, deworming, farrier and dental work.

He halters, leads, loads and stands for farrier work.

This donkey likes horses so he and Guffey would be fine as members of a herd with horses.

Guffey

Age:  7 years

Sex: Gelding

Burro Buddy:  Hardy

Guffey is so cute with his grey  coat.   He stands 48 inches and weighs 516 pounds.  Guffey is a calm and affectionate donkey.  He is so tolerate of any handling.

He is bonded to Hardy and is never more than a few feet from Hardy.  They spend their days running and chasing each other.   They play hard so toys are good for them too.

Guffey and Hardy would do well being taught to be ridden by light children or pack.

Guffey is up to date with dental, farrier, vaccinations and deworming.

He halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier.

Guffey could live with horses as long as Hardy is around.

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