Adopting a rescued donkey is a rewarding experience. Donkeys are one of the most loving and loyal pets upon this earth.
The American donkey is one of the most misunderstood and often the most mistreated animal in our society. Improving the plight of these incredible animals begins with knowledge.
Below you will find the donkeys that we currently have available for adoption. Donkeys must be adopted in pairs unless you already have an equine. Adoption fee is $250. per donkey.
Can I adopt just one donkey? Donkeys are herd animals. They love being with other donkeys. A lone donkey is a lonely donkey, a lonely donkey can be a stressed-out donkey, and a stressed-out donkey can end up being a sick donkey. It's always best to have two donkeys. They’ll develop an extremely close friendship that will do your heart good.
Common Questions (with thanks to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue)
Do donkeys make good companions? Donkeys are social animals and interact well with most people and animals. Donkeys prefer their own kind but also do well as a companion for a horse.
Will donkeys protect my livestock? Some donkeys make excellent guardians. Typically older jennets are best suited as they have the strongest protective nature. Young donkeys are not suitable guardians and may kill or harm the animals that they are supposed to protect.
Are young children safe around donkeys? Our donkeys are screened for gentleness towards people. Care should always be taken when mixing young children and large animals. Proper introduction and education is a must for the safety for everyone.
Why do I need to adopt two donkeys? Donkeys are very social creatures and thrive in a family setting with other equines. Single donkeys are lonely regardless of the other types of livestock you may have.
At Lavender Dreams farm & Donkey Rescue we put the best interest of our donkeys first and foremost. Our strict adoption policies protect the donkeys from ever being sold or given away to a home where they might possibly be mistreated, used to breed or forced to participate in roping activities.