Vital Information

20 October 2009
Best Friends

The first few moments of Ashley’s life were incredibly sad. His mother died when giving birth leaving poor Ashley behind. For the first few months of his life, staff and volunteers came to Ashley’s aid and bottle-fed him day and night. We knew from the very start that Ashley was a determined little soul.

Now you could not find another donkey who loves life more. This young, energetic donkey knows how to have fun. You will often find him playing with his best friends Mr Khan and Zena who have all grown up together at the sanctuary. There really is no stopping him now.

Be a part of Ashley’s family by adopting him today! Or introduce him to a loved one as a unique gift.

Is Ashley your perfect match?

Adopt him today

Ashley standing in field
Ashley grazing in paddock

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.

Please allow 14 days for delivery, or print off the certificate in your purchase confirmation email as an instant gift.

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 Ashley your perfect match?

Adopt him today