Vital Information

1 August 1998
Best Friends

Walter is easy to spot with his recognisable brown and white markings and pink nose. In the summertime he needs sun cream on his nose to protect it from the sun. He is gorgeous!

Walter hasn’t always been as confident as he seems. When he arrived at the sanctuary in 2004 he was a nervous, timid donkey. But over the years his confidence has grown. Now he enjoys kicking his ball around in the lovely Devon countryside with his best friend Timothy.

Adopt this sweet skewbald donkey today and you’ll be helping donkeys worldwide. Adopting Walter also makes the perfect gift!

Is Walter 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.

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 Walter your perfect match?

Adopt him today