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Can I buy an adoption as a gift?

Yes of course. You can choose to have your adoption pack sent directly to the gift recipient if you wish. Alternatively it will be sent directly to you (if for a special occasion the date can be chosen and a personal message can be added in).

How does adopting a donkey help?

Your adoption of €25 will last one year. By adopting one of these twelve donkeys, you will be helping us in our work of improving the lives of countless donkeys throughout Ireland.

For this you will receive:

A personalised certificate
A pencil sketch print
The story of your chosen donkey
A twice yearly update about your donkey.

How do I renew an adoption?

When it is time to renew your adoption, you will receive a letter from us.

To renew your adoption online, simply click the 'Adopt for another year' button. We will send you a renewal pack which includes a personalised certificate and optional gift.

Can I adopt more than one donkey at a time?

Yes, we would love you to. Many of our adoption donkeys are good friends with each other and so you are welcome to adopt as many as you like. Here's how to do it:

1. Choose the first donkey you wish to adopt and then click on Add to Cart.
2. You will see your chosen donkey in your shopping cart. Click "Add Another Donkey" to choose another.

If you are adopting a gift for more than one person then you will have to do separate transactions for each adoption gift.

Payment options

We only accept credit/debit card payment via PayPal for Adopt a Donkey online.

If you are adopting from outside the R.O.I., place your order and your credit card company will convert the transaction to your own currency.

Can I add a donation to my adoption?

We would be extremely grateful if you did, every little extra helps us do more. You will be able to add your donation during the checkout process.

To add an additional donation, simply click on the add donation button in the shopping cart confirmation page and enter your additional donation amount in whole Euro.

I live abroad - can I still adopt?

We have supporters all over the world. If the recipient lives abroad the only difference you will notice is that an extra charge will be included to cover the postage for when we can send out the pack to the adoption recipient.

Can I visit my adopted donkey?

The Donkey Sanctuary is temporarily closed to the public, meaning that you are unable to visit your adoption donkey at this time.

Please rest assured that our donkeys will continue to receive the highest level of care. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages where details about any changes will be posted in due course.

Will I receive updates about my adoption donkey?

Yes, we will send you an update letter about your adoption donkey in six months' time and a renewal letter in 12 months' time.