Looking To Adopt Donkeys?

Donkeys needing forever homes located at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue in Riverside WA.


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, Riverside WA

Satellite Adoption Center Mgr, Paulette Quiroga-Jacklin

(509) 322-4995

All of these donkeys have went through the training program at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Please remember to get two donkeys never one unless you have a lonely donkey needing a buddy. Donkeys need to live with another donkey.

Please remember that even if you get a trained equine, donkey, mule or horse you must do the taming and training yourself. Do not throw out in a pasture and expect the donkey to come when called, halter and get the hooves done. Donkeys are so smart they will train you the owner to do exactly what they want to do and nothing more. The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® teaches the owner how to tame and train donkeys and sells adjustable premium soft yacht rope halter lead combo. Order in our store at Donkeywhisperer.com.

Here are some details of our recent arrival:
We received 8 donkeys. 6 geldings (castrated) and 2 jennies.

Of the geldings, we have:
A 13.5yo pink roan
A 4yo pink roan
A 17yo large brown standard
A 2yo gray standard
A 4.5yo blue roan
A 3yo red roan

Of the jennies, we have:
An 11yo white standard
A 3yo gray standard

*The 17yo large brown gelding (named Clyde) and the 11yo white standard jenny (named Lilly) are a very bonded couple and must be adopted together. Clyde CANNOT be around any animals smaller than a standard sized donkey.

*The 4yo pink roan (named Bodie) is bonded to 3yo Rowan (a standard brown) and MUST be adopted together.

This is all the information I have for you at this time. Denise Christensen will, once again, be coordinating the donkey adoptions this year. Once she has Completed her prior commitments and is able to come in to the facility to tag the donkeys with their names, we will be able to share current photos and basic history of each donkey with you on this Facebook page.

She will, then start working with each individual donkey to get a feel for their personalities, characteristics and idiosyncrasies to better serve you with assisting in finding the best choice for your farm, family and animal residents.

When she is ready, we will open our gates to the public for our official Donkey Adoption Meet & Greet. In all fairness to everyone, we will not allow anybody to personally meet the donkeys ahead of the official adoption meet & greet. This way, everybody will receive the news at the same time. That is only fair. I hope you understand.

Also, PVDR has adopted a policy change on adopting a single donkey as a companion to a single horse. Due to the many returns we have gotten from owner’s whose horse did not like and/or could not get along with the donkey or the donkey being bullied by their horse, we will only adopt out a single donkey if there is another donkey at the farm. If not, the adopter will be required to adopt 2 donkeys (however the adoption fee will be discounted). Feel free to give me a call, text or email if you have questions, concerns or comments about this new policy.

Paulette Quiroga-Jacklin
Satellite Adoption Center Mgr
(509) 322-4995

Denise Christensen
Adoption Coordinator
(360) 556-1577

Bringing Home Mario and Luca

Mario and Luca came to live with us on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® two and half weeks after Tuba died. Tuba was bonded to Oboe both standard donkeys. Oboe has been in heavy mourning since loosing his buddy Tuba. Please note; if your donkeys companion dies you must get another donkey same sex and size as quickly as possible as donkeys can go into a deep depression and stop eating and drinking causing death from grief. Read Goodbye To Tuba.

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Oboe and Tuba

Mario (4) and Luca (10) began their life as wild donkeys living in Fort Irwin, CA. Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) humanely captured them, no helicopters, did health checks, shots, worming, gelding, and made sure they were tamed and haltered plus pick up their hooves before sending them to the adoption center. If you are looking to adopt two donkeys I highly recommend PVDR. Donkeys train humans quickly to do exactly what they want to do. If you are thinking about adopting donkeys please get into my program Donkey 101 & 102 video on demand as I teach you how to use words, timing and powerful exercises building a powerful relationship for life with your donkeys. If you do not learn how to become a fair leader for your donkeys they will become the leader of you quickly. Donkeys can act like they know how to absolutely nothing with a human who is inexperienced with donkeys.


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We drove to Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, Riverside, WA to pick these boys up from Sequim, WA encountered snow and ice it was a road trip to say the least. God is amazing we had favor going over to get them and bringing them home. Thank you Jesus! Did you know donkeys ride lose in the trailer? Yes as donkeys will brace their butt up against the trailer and ride without being tied. These boys spent one week in our miniature donkey barn, paddock and track on the other side of Oboe and our three miniature donkeys. I wanted to be sure we built a connection before moving them into the larger paddock with Oboe and on our large donkey track to run and play. Additionally I began the first exercise in Donkey 101 and they did outstanding. I am happy to report these boys are bonding with me quickly showing no signs of abuse from humans and are now living with Tuba and spending their entire day with Tuba and the miniature donkeys on the large track. Our farrier was scheduled to come to the farm the following week these boys arrived, their hooves needed to be trimmed so we got it done. I can tell you first hand that donkeys need to trust both their owner and the farrier. Mario did the typical donkey freeze for the hoof trims and Luca put up a fight. I ended up having to tie him to do his hooves as they had to be done. I continue to work with both boys in my E-Training Donkey 101 & 102 (pick up the feet) to prepare for the next farrier visit in just five more weeks.

The farm is beginning to feel normal again as we have six donkeys and two horses. We continue to grieve for Rio our Mammoth donkey and Tuba each and every day they are no doubt in heaven together as God brought them home. We know we will see them again. Peace and harmony is slowly coming back to our farm.

Donkeys heading out

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I will be adding Mario and Luca into my E-Training program Donkey 101 & 102 video on demand, trailer loading and sharing how I teach them words, whoa, walk-on, over, foot, back-up and the ground tie whoa. I will be adding them into my link line walk two donkeys using one lead line.

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Please adopt before purchasing from a breeder when possible as donkeys can live 40-50 years in domestication, due to the economy so many donkeys need a forever home.

If you need help with coaching, consulting and training I am accepting new students. I teach virtually from my computer to your computer. I train you to train your donkey, mule or horse.


GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!





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Momma and Her Baby Donkey

Update – 7/25/2013

Momma and baby donkey are being rescued by Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Thank you Bubba!

Please check out this amazing facility as they teach people all over the world how to become an adoption for homeless donkeys.  Like so many rescue organizations they rely on volunteers and donations.

mommababay1 Yesterday I received an urgent message asking me to please help try to find a home for a sweet mother standard donkey (size of a deer) momma black donkey and her baby now two years old.  These donkeys are domesticated and tame, can put the halter on the, pick up their feet and take them for walks.

Contact info:

  1. “Rebecca Dejohn a Donkey Whisperer Angel” I have two donkeys that I am trying to find safe home for they were abandoned and I have been caring for them but no longer can, Lindal, Texas.

Hi Melody, no response yet, the donkeys were left at a ministry here in Lindale, Texas. A friend asked me to come and see them, and I knew I had to try to help them. My neighbor fenced in a small area and agreed to let me bring them there. I have been trying to find them a permanent home. My neighbor needs his land back. I am 62 and find that buying feed has become a financial burden I can no longer bear. I am so grateful for your interest, and praying for a happy ending to this story.

Free services offered if you adopt these two donkeys.  I will coach, consult and train you how to best care for them for FREE.  Melody@donkeywhisperer.com, my website is http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

What can you do to help if you can’t take these two sweet donkeys?

  1. Re-blog
  2. Share on other social media sites
  3. Pray that these two sweet donkeys will not end up in slaughter
  4. Stop encouraging breeding of donkeys, we have an over population of horses, mules and donkeys
  5. When you meet a person who wants to keep a male donkey intact try in a nice way to educate them as gelding is the best for the donkey as Jacks can become violent need to live alone.  Over population makes slaughter inevitable when so many need a home.

Please remember responsible breeders have a contract stating they will take back any equine to their farm when the owner can no longer care for them.

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!