The fee to adopt a Donkey is $35/month or $420/year*. If adopting one of our large animals is out of your budget please consider adopting a smaller animal (Chicken, Goat/Sheep, or Pig) or making a one-time donation. All donations to Burleigh Manor go directly to supporting and caring for our animals.

*Donations can be paid in full (one payment) or paid over 12 monthly payments. You can select the option that suits you best when checking out.

Your $35/month donation will supply the following:

  • 12 Bails of Hay/Straw
  • Annual Veterinary Check-Up
  • Farrier Service Every 6 Weeks

Meet Our Donkeys


Jenny is a 7-year-old Sicilian donkey who was surrendered to Burleigh Manor by her owner because she could no longer afford to provide her the care she deserves. Jenny loves people and seeks their attention. She is very affectionate and likes to be patted, groomed, and fed apples and carrots for treats. Jenny is a pretty little girl who is very meticulous. She doesn’t like it when her hooves and legs get the slightest bit muddy. Jenny is also a great communicator. As soon as she sees or hears us coming to feed her, she begins to bray. She is especially loud at meal times and can be heard braying from far away. Our neighbors will attest that Jenny’s bray is far louder than our rooster’s cock-a-doodle-doo. Jenny shares a pasture with her friends, Jack the donkey, Doogie the horse,  Pagan the pony, and her BFF L’il Cow.

Adopt Jenny


Jack is a 40+ year old, miniature Sicilian donkey that stands no more than 3 feet tall. He is approximately the size of a large dog. Jack is gray-dun in color with a darker dorsal stripe and cross. This is the most common color pattern for this type of donkey. Lore tells us that the cross shape design over his back was put there to symbolize the Christ child being carried upon the donkey’s back. Jack was surrendered to Burleigh Manor by his owner after sustaining an unfortunate, life-changing medical injury. For the past 9 years, Jack lived on his previous owner’s farm with his best friend, Doogie. Doogie is a good-natured, retired Thoroughbred racehorse who is gentle enough to have a miniature donkey for a companion. Typical of his breed, Jack is very affectionate and loves human attention. He seeks it by nudging you when you walk by and by braying (or calling out). He also really enjoys a good brushing and his sweet nature makes him perfectly well-suited for small children to groom him. Jack loves treats, especially apples, but they have to be chopped into small pieces because Jack’s teeth have mostly fallen out due to old age.

Adopt Jack