Longhopes Donkey Shelter
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
66 N. Dutch Valley Road
Bennett, CO 80102
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Service area is the Rocky Mountain Region including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska.
Located near Denver, Colorado
About Our Shelter:Longhopes has been rescuing donkeys since 1999. Over 500 donkeys have been rehabilitated and rehomed.
We are located on 40 acres east of Denver. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 animal charity.
We strongly believe donkeys need companionship of their own species. We encourage adopters to be active with their donkeys but do not allow our donkeys to be purchased for breeding.
All donkeys are provided basic medical care and training before being made available for adoption. Donkeys who are unsuitable for rehoming are provided permanent sanctuary. All records on the donkeys are made available to the adopter.
Adopters are allowed to return the donkeys to Longhopes if the donkeys become unwanted.
We provide free consultation and education to any donkey owner or prospective owner.
Longhopes is the administrator of a castration, euthanasia and training grant to assist donkey owners.
Longhopes an accredited animal sanctuary by the GFAS.
Come Meet our Pets:Visitors are welcome by appointment to our facility at 66 N. Dutch Valley Road, Bennett, Colorado. Call 303 644 5930 for an appointment.
Visitors are invited to our 2013 Open House on Saturday, August 24th from 1-5 p.m.
Our Adoption Process:With few exceptions, donkeys musts be adopted in pairs unless the adopter already has a donkey.
Adopters are welcome to visit the Shelter and select their donkeys. An application must be completed and the adopter must provide photos of their equine facilities or allow an on-site inspection by Longhopes.
Normal adoption fees are $550 per pair. The fee for some donkeys is less. $100-$150 of the adoption fee is a non-refundable donation.
The adopter must sign a contract which includes a 1 year probationary adoption and requires the donkeys to be returned to Longhopes if the placement is unsuccessful.