Adoptions

Below you can see the equines we currently have available for adoption. 

Please keep in mind that when you are adopting a rescue horse you are making a commitment for the remainder of its life. We want to find each rescued horse a loving, forever home.  Our adoption process is comprehensive and designed to assure the best possible match between our horses and potential adopters. 

Suitability is of the utmost importance in placing our horses.

You can download our adoption application below. When completed, please return this form to GER at  PO Box 1352,  West Townshend, VT 05359, or scan and e-mail to gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com

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Adoption Gallery

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ARTIC HEAT

THOROUGHBRED-GELDING-20 YRS. OLD- 16HH

ADOPTION DONATION$950

Artic Heat is a handsome Thoroughbred gelding who arrived to GER very sick from a feedlot this past spring. He had pulmonary pneumonia, had been starved and was covered in bite and kick marks. He was rushed to TUFTS University Hospital where he spent 5 days before returning to the rescue. He has spent the last few months at an amazing foster family who nursed him back to health. Artie is looking for a home that will continue his conditioning so he’ll be ready for the trails this spring! He’s a big love and greets everyone who enters the barn. He loves soaking up all of the attention he can get! He needs an experienced rider. 

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PRING

WELCH PINTO X-MARE- 5 YRS. OLD-14.1HH-MARE

ADOPTION DONATION $1200

This stunning mare is as sweet as can be and has one crystal blue eye! When she was rescued from auction she did not even know how to lead! She is truly a blank canvas because of her exceptional disposition she will make a great student!  



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OLIVE

HACKNEY-MARE-17YRS. OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $400

Olive came to us from a kill pen in PA in the summer of 2016. She was very traumatized and mistrustful of people. She was adopted in the winter of 2018 and was returned to us one year later. Her family fell on a financial crisis and could no longer keep their home nor their animals. They left us in tears after dropping her off, hoping to get back on their feet and able to get her back....but that has not happened. But what we did learn from them was surprising and encouraging; as soon as they brought her home and she met their other horse, it was as though she had lived with them forever. We noticed Olive is overwhelmed with a high traffic place (like our rescue) where horses come and go, making her insecure.

She will be wonderful in a quiet situation with one other horse if possible.  She breaks our hearts and we keep telling her there is a perfect family for every horse, and to just be patient hers will come for her. That is the truth.

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EVIE

QUARTER HORSE-MARE-3 YRS.OLD-14.3HH AND GROWING

ADOPTION DONATION $700

Evie is a 3-year-old quarter horse mare who has a super sweet personality. She loves snuggling and has started basic training (she leads well, picks up all 4 feet, lunges and has started her training under saddle). She's a great project horse for an experienced rider who can bring along a youngster. She’s eager to learn and please. 

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CLARA

MOLLY MULE-MARE-6 YRS.OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Clara is a sweet 6-year-old molly mule who is ready for her new home. She gets along well with others and could make an ideal companion. 

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PHYLLIS

STANDI/FINO-MARE-14YRS. OLD-14.3HH

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Phyllis is a 14-year-old, gaited Standi/Fino mare who is great in the ring and out on the trails. She’s very level headed and wants to please. She’s sweet on the ground but is very sensitive to her hind legs being touched. We’re working on desensitizing her to this, but she will need someone confident and willing to continue this training.

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JADE

POA PONY-GELDING-7YRS.OLD-14HH

ADOPTION DONATION $1000

This handsome pony has all his basic training and is going to make a wonderful family horse one day. At this point of his training he needs someone who will patiently continue his education with confidence should he get confused or stuck. He does walk, trot, canter and goes out on trails alone or in company. He is such a kind and gentle guy with a funny and interactive personality. Everyone falls in love with him and his mustache! He’s an easy keeper, is great for the trimmer and vet and gets along well with both geldings and mares.

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MAPLE

PALAMINO-MARE-10 YRS.OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

Maple is a medium sized pony mare who is looking for a home with someone who has the time and patience to build a relationship with her. Her time in the slaughter pipeline left her very weary of people. She gets along well with others in the herd and would make a great companion.

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SMILEY

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-14 YRS. OLD-16HH

ADOPTION DONATION $1000

Smiley is a big, very handsome Standardbred gelding with a big floaty trot. He is in a foster home where he is getting help transiting from being a racing harness horse to a riding horse. 

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VIZI GIRL

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-5YRS.OLD-15.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $1000

This well-bred girl has been with us for 1 year and is a doll to handle. She is every horse's friend.  She came from a PA killpen in rough shape. As a 2-yr. old she had an accident on the track, where the top of her tibia broke off.  She is not going to be a show horse but rather eye candy on the trails!  She is willing, smart, gentle with a level head for such a young horse. 

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SUGAR

MINI-GELDING-10 YRS. OLD-34”

ADOPTION DONATION $400

This little gelding is as cute as can be! Sugar was used as a lead line pony in his previous life and is looking for a home with older children to brush and love him or as a companion for another mini or small pony. He gets along well with others and is good for the trimmer. He has cushings that is managed with medication.


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WILLIE & CHANCE

PAINT-GELDINGS-22 YRS.OLD-14.3HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

These handsome gentle paints lost their owner, she was only 41 years old and a much-loved equine dentist from NJ. They will both be 22 years old in the Spring. Willy (black/white) is not ridden due to arthritis in his knee but Chance is sound and rideable. They are only being adopted together (they have been together since they were both 3 years old).

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PEANUT

CHINCOTEAGUE PONY-MARE-12 YRS. OLD-12.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $800

This adorable little mare (said to be an unpapered Chincoteague pony) is ready to find her new kid! She is from the private home of one of our volunteers who out grew her and adopted Roger from us! She is up to date on all meds, has her coggins and was just seen by the dentist this past spring. She is safe and loves the trails. She needs an intermediate beginner rider. 

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FIREFLY

MINI-MARE-1YR. OLD

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Firefly is about as cute s they come! This youngster is super friendly and is looking for a home with someone experienced in bringing a youngster along! She leads well and gets along well with others.

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TORI

PASO FINO-MARE-20 YRS. OLD

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

Tori is a buckskin twenty year old registered Paso Fino mare. She has the best ground manners in the barn! She will melt your heart with her love of people. She gets along great with others and is the ideal companion—she’s an easy keeper with no medical conditions or vices. She can still be ridden but needs a strong rider familiar the breed and its gait. Adoption Donation Waived to an Approved Home thanks to Petfinders Senior Pet Grant!

HOLD FOR EVALUATION

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TEEDEE (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Teedee is a 3 1/2 year old gelding that we rescued from a kill buyer the day before he was set to go to Mexico. He was sick and his tail had been eaten by the other starving horses at the feedlot. He was rescued with another mare Phyllis and went through quarantine for 3 months before they were well enough to come to GER. He has a sweet puppy dog personality and loves running around in the field and showing off his loving personality. He will be competing in this year's rescue to stardom at the world horse expo! 

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WINTER (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Winter was rescued from a kill pen in PA.  We are not sure of her breeding, but we do know that she is big and beautiful. We’re still figuring out what her last job was. She is approx. 15.2, black bay color, and 12 years old. The harsh VT winters have put her training on hold until spring.

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SYDIN (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Sydin  is a 7yr old newly gelded arabian. He is handsome and kind. He is currently in our training program  and is very quick to learn. He is approximately 14.1Hh and a pleasure to handle.

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SEDONA AND RASCAL (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Sedona is a 5yo tb mare who after suffering an injury on the track was used as a broodmare.  She is a sweet and beautiful girl whose third foal was by her side when we discovered them in a feedlot in Texas. Before arriving at the feedlot, they were in a livestock auction in Oklahoma where her 4mo foal rascal was attacked by another horse and sustained a shoulder injury that needed sutures. Rascal is scheduled to be gelded in February/March when they will be further evaluated. They are both well-bred and friendly. 

ADOPTION PENDING

ADOPTED

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GUS (ADOPTED)

Gus is a hinny gelding who is 11 hh and extremely wary of people. He would make a good companion and will need a lot of positive handling and consistency in his life. He needs a very patient person who is willing to give him the time and help he needs to trust again. Adoption fee waived to an approved home.

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SELIG (ADOPTED)

Selig is a 5 year old Rocky Mountain gelding that was born at our rescue. He is a 13.3Hh fancy pony with a playful personality. We've started his riding and driving training but he needs someone with experience to bring him to his full potential.   Adoption donation $1000

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TONY (ADOPTED)

PONY-GELDING-7 YRS.OLD-10HH

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Tony the pony is a 7-year-old 10hh lead line pony that drives. He’s Mr. Personality and would do best with a family with older kids. 

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ZORRO (ADOPTED)

ZORRO IS A SUPER SWEET 35", 2 YO GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS (HAS BEEN TURNED OUT WITH MINI'S AND HORSES) AND WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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HEAVENLY BREEZY (ADOPTED)

BREEZY IS A WONDERFUL 14.2HH SENIOR PALOMINO GELDING THAT IS LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE HORSE OWNER WITH OTHER HORSES FOR COMPANY. HE NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL SHOWER HIM WITH LOVE AND TLC AND IN RETURN WILL GIVE YOU A TON BACK! HIS IDEAL SITUATION WOULD BE WITH GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE GRANDKIDS TO COME AND RIDE HIM. HE WILL HAPPILY TAKE THEM OUT ON TRAILS W/T/C! HE WAS RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER AND HAS NO MEDICAL ISSUES OR VICES THAT WE KNOW OF AS PER HIS INTAKE VETTING.  HE IS SO WILLING TO PLEASE AND LOVES ADULTS AND KIDS. WHAT A TREASURE HE WILL BE FOR SOMEONE! ADOPTION FEE WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME.

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FRANCIS (ADOPTED)

FRANCIS IS A HANDSOME 7 YEAR OLD SMALL PONY GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS. HE'S A BIT ON THE SHY SIDE SO NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL BE PATIENT WITH HIM AS HE BUILDS TRUST. HE LOVES CHILDREN AND IS LOOKING FOR A HOME OF HIS OWN. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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CRYSTAL (ADOPTED)

CRYSTAL IS A 17-YEAR-OLD 33” MARE THAT DRIVES AND RIDES. SHE HAS GREAT GROUND MANNERS AND ENJOYS BEING GROOMED ON THE CROSS TIES. SHE’S GREAT WITH KIDS AND IS INCREDIBLY LOVING. SHE IS REGISTERED. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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SHEZA (ADOPTED)

QUARTER HORSE-MARE-17 YRS. OLD-15.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $800

Sheza is a knockout mare! She is a 17-year-old well bred, registered quarter horse. She had been used as a broodmare for many years and loves the trails! She goes out alone or with others and is great with dogs, bicycles, cars…nothing bothers her. We have given her injections in both knees due to arthritis and may or may not need repeat according to her comfort level…she is so well worth the maintenance she might need! 

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CONNER (ADOPTED)

CONNER IS A FANCY LARGE PONY GELDING WHO IS SUPER SWEET AND EASY GOING ON THE GROUND. HE HAS MORE WOAH THAN GO WITH A QUIET WALK AND LARGE SPRINGY TROT. HE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A SMALL ADULT LOOKING FOR A TRAIL RIDING PARTNER. ADOPTION DONATION $900

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IBIS (ADOPTED)

IBIS IS A LOVELY THOROUGHBRED MARE WHO AFTER HER RACING CAREER BECAME A SCHOOL HORSE (SHE CAN STILL JUMP 2')! SHE'S READY FOR HER NEXT CAREER AS A TRAIL HORSE. SHE'S UNFLAPPABLE AND WILL DO ANYTHING ASKED OF HER. SHE'S A YOUNG 22 YEAR OLD WHO STANDS AT 15HH--ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU MEET HER YOU'D THINK SHE WAS MORE LIKE MID-TEENS! SHE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND WAS AMAZING! SHE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND WILL BE A PLEASURE TO ANYONE TO HAVE IN THEIR BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

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TANK (ADOPTED by GER)

TANK IS A NEUTERED 10MO. POTBELLY PIG YOUNGSTER LOOKING FOR HIS NEW HOME. HE IS AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND REALLY ENJOYS BELLY SCRATCHES. ADOPTION DONATION $200

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DESTINY (ADOPTED)

DESTINY IS A LOVELY TWENTY-YEAR-OLD 15HH PAINT MARE. SHE CAME TO US AS A SEIZURE FROM A NEGLECT SITUATION. SHE WAS USED AS A BROODMARE FOR MANY YEARS AND IS A CALM, SWEET MARE WHO GETS ALONG WELL WITH EVERYONE. SHE IS SOUND TO RIDE AND IS HEALTHY WITH NO VICES OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. SHE’S LOOKING FOR A HOME AS A COMPANION WITH LIGHT RIDING DEMANDS. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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CINCO (ADOPTED)

CINCO IS A 5 YEAR OLD MINIATURE PAINT WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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DOMINICK (ADOPTED)

DOMINICK IS A 4 YEAR OLD DONKEY THAT CAME IN AS AN OWNER SURRENDER. HE WAS UNSOCIALIZED AS A YOUNGSTER BUT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE THE LITTLE CHARMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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PATCHES (ADOPTED)

PATCHES IS A 10 YEAR OLD 15.3HH TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE. HE'S AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND IS A GREAT TRAIL HORSE. HE NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED RIDER WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE THEIR TIME TO BUILD TRUST WITH HIM AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A LOT IN RETURN. HE'S VERY WEARY OF MEN RIDING HIM SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR HIM WITH A FEMALE. ADOPTION DONATION:$1000

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LILY (ADOPTED)

LILY IS A STUNNING 10 YO. QUARTER HORSE MARE WITH LOTS OF CHROME! SHE CAME FROM A CAMP HORSE AUCTION AND REALLY ENJOYS TRAIL RIDING. SHE’S A LOVE TO BE AROUND ON THE GROUND—LOVES SNUGGLES, STANDS WELL ON THE CROSS TIES, AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. SHE WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL TRAIL PARTNER FOR SOME LUCKY PERSON. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

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GERONIMO (ADOPTED)

GERONIMO IS A VERY HANDSOME MINI! HE RIDES, DRIVES, AND WAS A THERAPY MINI IN HIS PAST LIFE. HE HAS A MALFORMED HOOF FROM BEING CONFINED TO A SMALL DOG RUN AND ONLY COMING OUT TO BREED. EVEN WITH HIS MALFORMED HOOF HE IS SOUND AND WITH TRIMMING HIS FEET WILL LOOK MUCH BETTER. HE IS JUST A DOLL TO BE AROUND AND WILL MAKE A GREAT FAMILY MINI! ADOPTION DONATION $600 OR $1000 FOR THE PAIR IF ADOPTED WITH ZORRO

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CASH (ADOPTED)

CASH IS A REGISTERED 19 YEAR OLD QUARTER HORSE GELDING WHO IS AN AMAZING TRAIL HORSE! HE CAN GO WESTERN OR ENGLISH AND WILL GO OUT ON TRAILS ALONE OR IN A GROUP. HE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND HE WAS A ROCKSTAR! HE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND NOTHING SEEMED TO FAZE HIM! HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS AND IS A PLEASURE ON THE GROUND TO GROOM AND LOVE ON! ADOPTION DONATION $2000

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PENNY & CORDUROY (ADOPTED)

PENNY (11YO) AND CORDUROY (13) ARE THE SWEETEST PAIR OF MINI’S YOU WILL EVER MEET! THEY ARE A BONDED PAIR AND ARE ONLY BEGIN ADOPTED TOGETHER. THEY ARE AMAZING FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER AND ARE SUPER KID FRIENDLY. CORDUROY CAN RIDE AND DRIVE! ADOPTION DONATION $900 

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DOTTIE (ADOPTED)

DOTTIE IS A 7 YEAR OLD FULL BODIED GORGEOUS SMALL PONY (BORDERLINE MINI) ALSO FROM NEW HOLLAND AUCTION. SHE LOVES TO BE GROOMED AND IS GREAT FOR OUR TRIMMER AND VET. DEFINITELY A BEAUTY QUEEN! ADOPTION DONATION $600

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TINSEL (ADOPTED)

TINSEL IS A 7 YEAR OLD ADORABLE MINI MARE THAT IS AS FRIENDLY AS CAN BE! WE RESCUED HER FROM THE NEW HOLLAND AUCTION AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO BE REALLY LUCKY TO OWN THIS LITTLE JEWEL. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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PATCHES (ADOPTED)

PATCHES IS A REGISTERED 32" 17 YEAR OLD MINI MARE. 

SHE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS, LOVES GETTING ATTENTION AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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ROGER (ADOPTED)

GER RESCUED ROGER FROM THE UNADILLA ​AUCTION AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER.  WE ARE NOT SURE OF HIS BREEDING, AT AUCTION THEY "SAID" HE WAS A FELL PONY CROSSED WITH EITHER A PERCHERON OR A CANADIAN BLACK.  EITHER WAY HE IS SO UNIQUE! THIS 10 YEAR 15HH. OLD DRAFT GELDING IS SAID TO DRIVE (WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE TRUE) AND WE DO KNOW FOR SURE THAT HE W/T/C, SINCE WE RODE HIM AT THE AUCTION. HE ALPHA IN THE HERD, HE IS WELL MANNERED AND LOVES ATTENTION AND IS A BIG TEDDY BEAR WITH PEOPLE. ADOPTION DONATION $2000

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PANDA (ADOPTED)

PANDA IS A SWEET 20 YEAR OLD 32" MINI MARE. SHE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS, LOVES GETTING ATTENTION AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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KB (ADOPTED)

OUR BEAUTIFUL REGISTERED 19 YEAR OLD 14.3HH ROCKY MOUNTAIN MARE, KB IS FOR ADOPTION. SHE HAS LIMITED VISION BUT ONE WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT SHE HAS A HANDICAP. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT TRAIL RIDING HORSE AND WILL MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY. ADOPTION DONATION $500

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JINGLE & BELLE (ADOPTED)

MOTHER & SON DONKEY BONDED PAIR. JINGLE AND WERE PETTING ZOO DONKEY’S IN THEIR MID-TEENS WHO FOUND THEMSELVES HOMELESS ONCE THE ZOO WAS DONE AND ENDED UP AT AUCTION. THEY ARE SUPER FRIENDLY, GREAT FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER AND JUST A PLEASURE TO BE AROUND. ADOPTION DONATION $1000 FOR THE PAIR