Vital Information

1 January 2007
Best Friends
Dark brown

A big donkey with a big heart. Alfie’s caring nature makes him the perfect donkey to have by your side.

Alfie has lived at our Belfast centre since it first opened in 2010. Winning the hearts of everyone he meets, including HRH The Princess Royal who officially opened the centre.

Alfie has lots of friends including a princess, but none are like his best friend and fellow adoption donkey Benjy! Alfie and Benjy adore each other.

For just £3 per month you can adopt this gentle giant for yourself or why not make it even more special and adopt Alfie for a friend or loved.

Is Alfie your perfect match?

Adopt him today

Alfie trotting in field
Alfie and Benjy
Alfie and Benjy

Adopt a donkey today

Become part of our donkeys’ lives forever for just £3 a month. By adopting a donkey for yourself or a loved one, you will be guaranteeing their future with us where they will never want for warmth, care or food. Your adoption will be helping us to reach more donkeys and mules in need worldwide.

We always try to get your beautiful adoption pack or renewal pack to you as soon as possible and within 14 days. In the meantime, you can download your printable adoption certificate from your confirmation email.

If you are adopting a donkey as a gift, please note the pack will arrive in The Donkey Sanctuary branded packaging.

Why adopt a donkey?

Your ongoing support will reach out to donkeys around the world. It will buy food and medicine, pay for vets and farriers, and build shelters and hospitals. And, most importantly of all, it rescues helpless donkeys from hopeless situations. Adopt a donkey for yourself today or share the joy by giving the gift of a donkey adoption to a loved one. By adopting a donkey you are doing something amazing.

What's included?

Find your perfect match today and you or your loved one will receive a beautiful adoption pack.

Adoption pack

Adoption pack

Two gorgeous portraits of your donkey and their story.


A display frame for your portraits.


Four beautiful postcards to share.


Your adoption certificate.


Your keepsake membership card.


A guide to getting the most from your adoption.


Two updates on your donkey in spring and autumn.

Is Alfie your perfect match?

Adopt him today