Live in Tennessee (or closeby) and interested in buying a donkey?
Checking them out in real life and having the opportunity to interact with them first can be a real benefit.
I’ve spent several hours researching some of the best places with donkeys for sale in Tennessee and put a list together below.
Hopefully some of these ranches and farms might prove fruitful in your search!
8 Best Places With Donkeys For Sale In Tennessee
|Half Ass Acres||Chapel Hill, TN||615-504-4536||minidonks.com|
|Presswood Farm||Philadelphia, TN||865-376-4479||Tncbpr@yahoo.com|
|Wee Ones Farm||Gallatin, TN||615-478-1971||weeonesfarm.com|
|Little Miracles Farm||Shelbyville, TN||931-652-7631||littlemiraclesfarm.com|
|DOC Farms||Greeneville, TN||N/Afirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TK’s Mountain Ridge Farm||Charlotte, TN||615-403-5397||tksmountainridgefarm.com|
|Dee’s Blacks And Spots||Sparta, TN||931-738-9008||dsminidonkeys.com|
|Legendary Farms||Murfreesboro, TN||615-849-3836||legendaryfarms.com|
1. Half Ass Acres
Half Ass Acres is a miniature donkey breeder operating out of Chapel Hill, 35 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee.
The donkeys they raise and offer for sale are a mix of jennets and jacks. Owners Joe and Dayle Haworth, are glad to hold donkeys interest free for up to 150 days.
Discounts for multiple purchases are also available.
All their donkeys are vaccinated and microchipped to complete with Miniature Donkey Registry regulations.
They sold 23 donkeys in 2020. Here’s an example of the information they give on each sale on their website…
They also have a pretty busy Facebook page that includes cute videos of their miniatures. Check that out here.
- Website: minidonks.com
- Contact: 615-504-4536
- Address: 2359 Feedmill Road, Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034
2. Presswood Farm
Presswood Farm describes itself as a “small hobby farm in the hills of East Tennessee”. They specialize in raising miniature donkeys and other animals.
There isn’t a great deal of info about them available on the web but they are known locally and are based in Philadelphia, TN.
Their herdsires include Braying Acres Storm Trooper 30.5 inches black and Lawzyday’s Prince Ardon 30.5 inches red.
The owner, John Presswood, prefers to communicate via email.
- Email: Tncbpr@yahoo.com
- Contact: 865-376-4479
- Address: 301 Gage Road, Philadelphia TN 37846
3. Wee Ones Farm
Wee Ones Farm is famous for being home to tyger-spotted donkeys. They’re a very family-friendly farm and are super welcome to visitors.
The farm describes it’s number one goal as “breed, raise and sell Top Quality Miniature Donkeys for breeding, show or pet.” They breeding stock is chosen on size, color, pedigree and disposition.
Owners L. J. and Deb offer personal consultations to all buyers and even provide aftercare.
Their website gives all the information on their herdsires and jennets…
- Website: weeonesfarm.com
- Contact: 615-478-1971
- Address: 163 Village Green Road, Gallatin, TN 37066
4. Little Miracles Farm
Little Miracles are a miniature and mammoth donkey breeder located 15 minutes west of Shelbyville, 25 miles southeast of Nashville.
Owner Maria has over 20 years equine experience, vet tech schooling and years of education from Dayle, owner at Half Ass Acres.
You can check out the donkeys they have for sale on their website as well as those they’ve sold in the past…
- Website: littlemiraclesfarm.com
- Contact: 931-652-7631
- Address: Middle Tennessee
5. DOC Farms
DOC Farms is owned by Janet Jones and is a small family farm based in east Tennessee.
They specialize in raising miniature donkeys and pygmy goats.
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Greeneville, Tennessee
6. TK’s Mountain Ridge Farm
TK’s Mountain Ridge Farm sell mini blue eyed ivory donkeys. They are based in Charlotte, 45 minutes northwest of Nashville and 20 minutes south of Clarksville.
Their donkeys are registered with the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Registry.
All the animals on the farm – both pygmy goats and donkeys – have free roam of 70 acres.
Their website is kept up to date with the donkeys they have available…
They also run a pretty vibrant Facebook page with regular photos of all their animals.
- Website: tksmountainridgefarm.com
- Contact: 615-403-5397
- Address: Charlotte, TN
7. Dee’s Blacks And Spots
Dee’s Blacks And Spots is run by Dee Schroeder. It’s situated between Nashville and Knoxville in the small rural community of Sparta.
The farm has been raising registered miniature donkeys for over 20 years. The have solid black, dark brown, gray and white spotted jennets of various sizes.
The website has more information on past and future sales…
- Website: dsminidonkeys.com
- Contact: 931-738-9008
- Address: 248 Schroeder La., Sparta, Tn. 38583
8. Legendary Farms
This farm was started by two married Californian urbanites who moved out to Tennessee. They specialize in raising both baby miniature and cobra miniature donkeys.
Since starting out in 2008, Legendary Farms has come a long way. Their animals have won awards at the Tennessee State Fair and other NMDA shows several times over.
Here’s an example of a recent donkey sale from their website…
- Website: legendaryfarms.com
- Contact: 615-849-3836
- Address: 2359 Feedmill Road, Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034
Additional Information On Buying A Donkey In Tennessee
Turns out Tennessee is home to a bunch of really great options when it comes to miniature and mammoth donkey breeders.
Another port of call that’s also worth a mention – although she’s not a breeder but rather a trainer – is Angie over at donkeylistener.com.
Angie is excellently connected in the state and knows a whole lot about how to care or and train donkeys of all types. You can drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 423-400-7046 on for more info.
Although her website says she doesn’t currently have any donkeys for sale, it might be worth checking back for updates.
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