PLEASE NOTE: You are advised to investigate advertisements to your own satisfaction as they do not carry the endorsement of the committee or members of the Donkey Society Of Victoria Incorporated.

Beware of scammers when buying a donkey

The DSV have received a number of reports recently of scammers trying to con people out of money by offering donkeys for sale or adoption. We have had to reject a number of adverts in our for sale section as a result, and urge members to be cautious when buying from strangers on-line.  Here are some great tips you might want to consider when looking to purchase (Click here for the article 7 horse for sale scams you need to know) as you can see from the link, it’s not just donkeys where people get caught out. 

Some of the key things worth considering is never pay a deposit on a donkey unseen. Don’t just rely on photos and video as evidence that they have the donkey, they can easily get those from the internet. If the seller is insisting on delivery only, it’s probably a scam. Try and source a donkey from a reputable and known breeder. Ask for references (such as contact details of their vet, farrier, dentist etc.) If the price is too good to be true, that should be a red flag and if your gut is telling you that something isn’t right, it probably isn’t.  Try and avoid conducting the sale through just email alone.

One example we recently became aware of is a Facebook Page (Molly Mini Donkey Farm) offering donkeys for sale. On investigation, many of the images being posted have actually been taken from other breeder’s Facebook pages and websites based in the US. (See images below). The Facebook page has been reported and hopefully will be removed soon.  

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Current Adverts

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Two jennys

Phone Number : 0448537333


Change of circumstances.

Jenny wanted

Phone Number : 0499871270


Lonely Jack seeks Jenny for a loving and committed relationship Preferred 12-13hh Aged 5-20yrs (Photo of the lonely long-eared fella for attention) Call or message. Will- 0499 871 270

Free-lease Mules Available

Phone Number : 0447343665

Are you interested in free leasing a small pony mule? I have a couple available. Prefer home in Gippsland area but not essential. May consider sale depending on the animal and the potential home. Photos can be sent on request. They can suit as horse companions if necessary. Please email or text your enquiry.

wtb donkey

Phone Number : 0478594213

wtb donkey in ballarat

Wanted Minature

Phone Number : 0490243029

Interested in adopting one or two miniature donkeys they would need to be great with people and would rather them to be older located in Melbourne, Vic please text no calls


Phone Number : 0417132451

Looking for an aged donkey to be a companion to my aged Jenny, she recently lost her mates and is in need of a companion. Location Victoria Dandenong Ranges.

Wanting to buy a pair of Donkeys

Phone Number : 0411175615

We are located in Yaapeet (Southern Mallee) of Victoria. We have 50 acres and would love to have a pair if donkeys. We don’t mind what sex or age. They will have miniature goats to play with and a loving home. Please contact me if you have anything available. Thank you.

Wanted – miniature donkey x 2

Phone Number : 0403834050


Wanting to buy for my daughters on a small acreage in NE Victoria 2 miniature donkeys Good home, and very loving family. Picture attached for attention

Wanted: Jenny

Phone Number : 0400722477

Wanted: jenny to be mates with our jack. Sadly we recently lost our other donkey and now need a companion for Don, our 15yo jack. Must be good with dogs and other animals. Will be living at our 30 acre property near Meredith.

Please **text** or **email** in the first instance due to my phone anxiety.

Cameo Jack

Phone Number : 0415146274

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A unique opportunity to purchase a rare Cameo jack. Zippy Mr. Brightside (reg. pending DSV) is a 8 month old jack, he should mature 10-11hh. He is super friendly having being handled since birth. He leads, ties and has been floated a few times, always had donkey company, not used to horses. He is available to an approved donkey home. Not suitable for guardian use. Text is preferred, or leave a message and I will return your call, located near Bendigo, Vic. 0415 146274 $8000

Micro Miniature Gelding

Phone Number : 0412723817

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Mediterranean Micro Miniature Donkey Gelding 16 months old, Brown Grey- Dunn, microchipped, vaccinated, regularly wormed and hooves maintained. Adorably cute and fun loving. Needs to be homed with other donkey companions only. Please call or msg 0412 723 817

Miniature jack wanted

Phone Number : 0417311353

Wanted to buy or lease miniature or small jack to run with my miniature x Jenny’s good home on 20 acre farm in Victoria

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