Testimonials 2017-01-15T00:19:54+00:00


Kim Adams 1

Thank you sooooooo very much! Look what we did with Sandy today. You turned a donkey into our pet! Today was a great day because of you!  Thanks again! You ladies are amazing!!  – Kim

Chuck and Linda Rinkor

“Chuck and I want to thank you for an absolutely beautiful day at the open house. Thank you so much for honoring us with the riding arena name. We feel so special, and Chuck was absolutely surprised. Many thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the most special donkey critters. Also, we’d like to give a huge thanks to all your volunteers – they are all so good hearted and such giving people. The Law of Attraction has most certainly brought you the very best of people and donkeys. We love what you are doing and will always be willing to help in whatever way we can.” – Chuck and Linda Rinkor

Riding hope briget

“I appreciate your kind words. However, I’m the lucky one. It’s me who can’t thank you enough for all your hard work at Longhopes and for letting me have Hope. She has been a heaven sent gift for all of us. I don’t know why I worried about having a donkey instead of a horse. Hope’s way of thinking is much more natural and logical to me than that of a horse. I guess I’m a donkey girl!” – Briget




“As an artist and animal lover, I am thrilled to give my support to the Longhopes Donkey Shelter.  Kathy Dean has done an excellent job in establishing a model facility, not only for the safe and healthy adoption of donkeys but also as a “teaching moment” for those who have never encountered these wonderful creatures close-up.  Kathy and her staff of volunteers have set a standard for caring, re-training and adopting out donkeys, and I hope to continue my financial and artistic support indefinitely!”                                                         – Barbara Meikle

“Longhopes has helped the Bureau of Land Management place orphans and burros with behavior or physical problems.  This is truly an honorable, caring and dedicated rescue organization.”

– Fran Ackley, Wild Horse and Burro Program Leader,       

                 Colorado Bureau of Land Management



Tish & John

“You accomplish so much with limited resources and make a difference with many donkeys that are  getting a second chance at life because of Longhopes.” – Tish Hiestand, Forever Home Donkey Rescue