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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Donkeys or mini donkeys wanted

Phone Number : 0466158208

We are looking for a pair or multiple donkeys or miniature donkeys to join our family. We are located 15 mins from Geelong and have 6 acres. We have 3 kids and 2 golden retrievers. We are keen to have the donkeys as much loved pets, and would like a Jack and a Jenny so we have the possibility at some point to grow the family! Happy to provide photos of the property and talk about suitability. Thanks!

Young Donkeys required

Phone Number : 0472870312

Hi, after two young donkeys- would prefer a male and female, if possible. Must be friendly as they will be family pets. Located in Doreen, VIC. Thanks

Miniature jenny required

Phone Number : 0429029162

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I’m a small start up stud in northern NSW in search of a young jenny or two of breeding age. Must be well handled and kind for my registered micro AMMD jack who is just maturing 29” at 20 months of age with the most amazing temperament. He has an older companion jenny who is not looking like able to breed due to prolapsing every season. Loving home with experienced equine family.

Miniature donkeys wanted

Phone Number : 0438778698

Hello, We wish to purchase 2x miniature donkeys, suitable for a children’s farm / school camp in Victoria Please contact me if you have any available. Phone 0438778698 Kind regards

2 mini baby donkeys wanted

Phone Number : 0417629073

Looking to purchase a pair of mini baby donks to be used as pets and for equine assisted therapy with children/adols. Located near Albury/Wodonga.

Miniature Donkeys Wanted After 24th Aug

Phone Number : 0493043408

I would like to purchase two or more miniature donkeys, females or male and female after 24th August 2023 for farm near Bendigo. If you are a breeder or have some you can no longer care for please contact me.

Mediterranean Miniature Donkey Foals

Phone Number : 0412729486

Beautiful little foals for sale. Both male and female available. Some no light points. Ready for weaning. Registration pending.

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