Vital Information

1 January 2005
Dark brown

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are sadly unable to dispatch our adoption packs at the moment. Rest assured your pack will be mailed in due course, and in the meantime you can download your gift adoption certificate to complete and print out.

If you have renewed your adoption for another year, you will still get your new donkey portraits - although sadly we are unable to send them to you yet due to restrictions around Covid-19. Your new portraits will be mailed to you as soon as possible.

Shocks suffered unthinkable cruelty at the hands of his previous owner. It left him with physical, mental and emotional injuries. But with time, love and kindness he is now well on the way to recovery.

Despite what he has had to endure, his confidence is growing every day. He now lives at our centre in Birmingham along with Oscar, Cisco and Jimmy.

You can make a vital difference to donkeys like Shocks by adopting him today for yourself or as a unique gift.

Is Shocks your perfect match?

Adopt him 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.

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.

Is Shocks your perfect match?

Adopt him today