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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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Pair of Irish donkeys (Jennies) for sale

Phone Number : 0412060308

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Mushroom and Dusty are 13 year old Irish donkeys (Jennies) that will be sold as a pair so they can stay together. Selling due to a change in our lifestyle and priorities.
They are a sweet, easygoing pair and very friendly! They are a dream to catch and for the farrier, they stand still untethered. Had their teeth checked in March this year and up to date with worming. Dusty does have some history of laminitis so experienced donkey home preferred.
$4k for the pair but negotiable for the right home.
Located in Elphinstone, VIC.
Contact Amity on 0412060308 – text or call.

Donkeys for sale

Phone Number : +61409435314

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Both Wilmer and Wilbur to be sold as a pair, proven breeding pair. These donkeys have been with us since 2021. We purchased them to replace a donkey we previously sold. Our end aim was to use them on stud cattle to calm them down. Looking for $2,500 each. They are a loving pair and have grown fond of people. Both donkeys similar age around 5-6 years old. Feel free to message or call if you would like some more information.

Email :

Donkey wanted – Gippsland

Phone Number : +61422048624

I am looking for a Donkey as a companion for my young Donkey who has just turned 12mths Old. Please contact on 0422 048 624 or Thank you

Jack donkey

Phone Number : 0448722456


I have a gorgeous white jack donkey looking for a home .
He is quiet and can catch lead do feet ect .
He is 8yo . Unfortunately due to circumstances I can’t keep him but he will make someone a lovely new family member. Is a proven breeder n thrown lovely foals! Located sale vic
Call or text 0428483227 for more info!

2 Beautiful Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys

Phone Number : 0415536600

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Sadly I have to rehome my two beautiful geldings. The brown one is Pete and he’s 3yrs 9mths old and he’s the boss. He loves a pat and a carrot or two. The white one is Troy, he is 2yrs 9mths old. He loves his cuddles and a scratch and whatever carrots or apples he can get. They have been the perfect pets and much loved. Will not seperate as they are best of friends.

Wanted gelded Donkey

Phone Number : 0428673668

Wanted a gelding Donkey, broken in and friendly. Recently had my own donkey put down and very much want another.

Megie a beautiful pretty pure white miniature Mediterranean jenny,tiny but perfect dam and sire

Phone Number : 0419 210 721


I’m going to leave this one up here as this is a perfect example of a scammer post. Seller has listed this donkey offering a cute looking donkey for sale. Seller asks for a deposit to secure until weaning. Seller says that you can see the dam and sire and tells a good story about how well handled and cared for the donkey is. Sounds almost too good to be true. Only problem here is the donkey isn’t a weaning and the seller doesn’t have the donkey to sell. How do we know this?   Because if you visit ( and scroll down to Meg you will see that this donkey was actually sold in 2020 (so now it would be two years old). It is also in Wales (United Kingdom). 

Best advice is to never put down any form of deposit until you have actually physically seen the donkey you are buying (which in this case you would not have been able to do as it’s not in Australia). If the seller wants a deposit before you are able to view, that’s a big red flag. 

Megie a pretty pure white miniature Mediterranean jenny,tiny but perfect dam and sire can be seen. Megie is friendly handled and enjoys a fuss,she has laid back soft calm easy going temperament. Megie will be rug and halter trained,seen farrier,wormed,reg,vet checked before leaving for her forever home.Deposit secures until weaning,Meg must have equine company. Megie is excellent with ponies,goats,dogs,farm noise.

Part Mammoth Donkey Jack

Phone Number : 0415146274

Part mammoth donkey jack, 11 months old, currently standing 12.2hh, his half sister is approx 14hh, he leads, ties, picks up all feet, catches you in paddock, a little shy but friendly, needs a soft hand, will mature a great size for riding, donkeys this size rarely become available, located near Bendigo, Vic text preferred or leave a message and I’ll call you back.

Looking for Jenny

Phone Number : 0408261243

I’m looking for a Jenny for my lonely Jack Please feel free to contact me if you can help 🙂

WTB miniature donkey gelding, not fussy on colour, would like before June 10th

Phone Number : 0456818150

Pls text not ring.

Looking for a companion

We are looking forward to finding, an adoption preferably, a friend for our miniature donkey Fergus.

Please contact me via email or telephone 0408675153.

We are situated in Coimadai near Bacchus Marsh.

Our promise is a wonderful home.

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