Donkey Adoption Application

The team at Oscar’s Place is committed to only adopting out donkeys that are ready both physically and emotionally.


That means we do not just send out animals as soon as they come in. In order to provide our donkeys the care they deserve, we give them ample time to recover and get to know their caretakers on our ranch in Hopland. We expect our next set of donkeys to be ready for adoption in early Spring 2021, and there is already a waiting list. If you too are interested in adopting a donkey, please fill out an application to add your name to the list.


Our adoption process starts with an open dialogue about what you are looking for, which allows you to identify if adopting one of our donkeys is right for you. You will then begin to receive personal messages including photos and videos of which donkeys might become your future ranch companion once they are available.


Each of our equines truly deserve a forever home, and we look forward to introducing you to your donkey.


This application helps us learn more about you so that we can find a/the donkey(s) that is/are the best match for you. Before completing this application please ensure you meet the Oscar's Place's adoption requirements.

This application process will include a requirement for photos of your (1) corral/paddock including fencing, (2) pasture including fencing, (3) shelter (inside and outside), (4) hay storage, (5) water source that will not freeze, and (6) any other equines on your property to

Please contact us at if you have any difficulty with the application.

Oscar's Place primarily only adopts donkeys out in PAIRS.  If you already have a donkey and are looking for a companion we often have single donkeys that can be adopted by themselves. Any other situations are reviewed on a case by case basis and limited exceptions at the sole discretion of Oscar's Place.

We do not have miniature donkeys and rarely have single donkeys available.  Oscar’s Place is located in Hopland, CA and can assist with local transport only.

Our commitment to these rescue donkeys is that they are retired (no riding, working, petting zoo) and that we will not separate bonded pairs.

Donkey Adoption - Application Form

Have you or anyone in your household been charged or convicted of animal abuse/neglect?
Do you own your residence?
Do you accept that Oscar's Place would maintain permanent title to the donkeys you adopt to provide them with a life-long safety net?
What type of activity/use are you planning for the donkey(s)?
Will the donkey be living where you live?
Have you ever owned a donkey before?
Are you willing to take 2 donkeys?
Do you have weather protected, non-moldy, GRASS hay?
Do you accept that donkey(s) adopted from Oscar's Place must be returned to Oscar's Place in similar condition (except for age) if you no longer want or can no longer care for the donkey(s)?

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