Vital Information

1 January 2007
Dark brown

Ruby is such a clever donkey, full of imagination and always thinking about her next adventure. In the past, she has been known to unlock the doors to her barn and take her entire herd out for a walk!

Ruby was hand-reared by her loving owners and loved human company. She then came to us so that she could get all the attention she craved. She now lives in Sidmouth’s Shelter 1 where she gets endless amounts of affection from visitors, grooms and volunteers alike.

She is easy to spot as she is one of our tallest adoption donkeys. The other being fellow adoption donkey Bonnie.

Adopt Ruby now to share the next big adventure together! Have you got a loved one who would like to receive a donkey adoption as a gift? Adopt Ruby today!

Is Ruby your perfect match?

Adopt her today


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 Ruby your perfect match?

Adopt her today