14 Best Places With Donkeys For Sale In California (2021)

Interested in buying your first donkey (or adding to the fold) and live in California?

Checking them out and collecting them in person, without having to travel too far, can be a good move.

I’ve spent some time digging up many legit places selling donkeys all over California.

Check out the farms and ranches listed below and see if you can find a great new farmyard pet.

14 Places With Donkeys For Sale In California

Farm NameLocationPhoneWebsite/Email
Seein’ Spots FarmSolvang, CA 805-688-2275seeinspotsfarm.com
Gail’s Mini Donkey RanchLos Molinos, CA 530 384-1318minidonkeys.com
Austin’s Miniature LongearsCottonwood, CA530 347-4457austinslongears.com
Green Acre RanchCoarsegold, CA559-683-4375members.sti.net/greenacreranch/
Rockin H RanchBakersfield CA661-343-2962rockinhranch.com
Mossy Oak Miniature DonkeysLincoln, CA 916-803-9915momsdonkeys.com
Love That Ass Registered Miniature Donkeys
Campo, CA
Mini G FarmSan Bernardino, CA951-240-8393minifarmanimals.com
Wee Ass HavenMoreno Valley, CA951-440-3082weasshaven.com
Rancho RheaCottonwood CA530-527-8912Ranchorhea@yahoo.com
Faithful Friends Mini Donkeys & MulesIone, CA209-781-6525 cattlecallcreek@gmail.com
Shooting Star Acres
Pleasanton, CA925–980-0170shootingstaracres1@gmail.com
Russell Ranch
Whitmore, CA530-472-6414kevlin5859@gmail.com
Du Plessis FarmsTulare, CA 559-686-9763dupfarm@gmail.com

Seein’ Spots Farm

Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, Seein’ Spots started out in 1998 raising and selling donkeys to the public..

Source: seeinspotsfarm.com

The site regularly lists donkeys for sale and provides all the information about their jennings.

Farm Information

  • Website: seeinspotsfarm.com
  • Contact: 407-358-9697
  • Address: 2599 Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463

Gail’s Mini Donkey Ranch

Situated in northern California, Gails Mini Donkey Ranch has been running since 1993. They are members of the American Donkey and Mule Society and the National Miniature Donkey Association.

The website lists all the donkeys they have for sale (including those already sold) and gives all the relevant information on jennings and herdsires…

Source: minidonkeys.com

The ranch is also fairly active on YouTube. Here they are documenting their 2019 donkey babies playing around…

Ranch Information

  • Website: minidonkeys.com
  • Contact: 530 384-1318
  • Address: 8311 Marek Road Los Molinos, CA 96055

Austin’s Miniature Longears

Austin’s has been in the Cottonwood area since 1978. It started raising miniatures in 2001 with two jennets. Now the farm is home to over 25 donkeys.

Most years they have a couple of new foals up for sale.

Here’s some of the examples on their sales page…

Source: austinslongears.com

Farm Information

  • Website: austinslongears.com
  • Contact: 530-347-4457
  • Address: 17100 Austin Ln. Cottonwood, Calif. 96022

Green Acre Ranch

This ranch is a member of the American Donkey and Mule Society. They produce miniature donkeys and red sheep. Green Acre has been running since 2004.

One of their pride jennets is Rearview’s Sue Ellen. Here’s how she’s described on their website…

Source: members.sti.net/greenacreranch/

Ranch Information

Rockin H Ranch

Rockin H Ranch breed miniature mediterranean donkeys out of Bakersfield. They focus on quality not quantity. They like to keep their herds small but each of their babies has a parent who’s a National Miniature Donkey Association (NMDA) champion.

Here’s what the website has to say about their bloodlines…

Source: rockinhranch.org

Check out their Facebook page for more up to date news.

Mossy Oak Miniature Donkeys

Mossy Oak was started by retired dentists 20 years ago who decided to move out to the country and become farmhands.

They specialize in producing miniatures and are committed to raising them with nurture and care.

Here’s an example from their sales page of a donkey looking for a home…

Source: www.momsdonkeys.com

Farm Information

Love That Ass Registered Miniature Donkeys

This ranch is a little different from the others. It provides donkeys as event or festival animals to help brighten up proceedings.

Breeders David and Kim Fuson are committed to producing colorful and outstanding miniatures.

Here’s how the website puts it…

Source: ltafantasydonkeys.com

Ranch Information

Mini G Farm

Located in  San Bernardino, Mini G Farm and Susie Q’s Second Wind has been raising donkeys since the late 80’s.

Their Facebook page is frequently updated with news of their stock.

While their website also details the donkeys they have available with prices…

Source: minifarmanimals.com

Farm Information

Wee Ass Haven

Wee Ass Haven is based in southern California. Owner Susan has 24 years experience observing and documenting wild burros. Her haven specializes in breeding mediterranean miniatures.

Here’s what they say on their sales page…

Source: weeasshaven.com

Farm Information

Rancho Rhea

Located 9 miles north of Red Bluff, in northern California, owner Dennis Robertson has been raising donkeys since 1978.

Specializes in true black and dark spotted.

Ranch Information

  • Email: Ranchorhea@yahoo.com
  • Contact:  530-527-8912
  • Address: 17005 Snively Road, Cottonwood CA 96022

Faithful Friends Mini Donkeys & Mules

Faithful Friends usually produce just under a dozen new foals each year. They focus on raising registered mini Mediterranean donkeys as family pets.

Situated in the foothill of Amador County.

Ranch Information

  • Email:  cattlecallcreek@gmail.com
  • Contact:  209-781-6525
  • Address: 16003 Irish Hill Rd, Ione, CA 95640, USA

Shooting Star Acres

Owned by Leanne and Matt Toombs, Shooting Star Acres specializes in producing healthy, high quality foals of various varieties. They only produce a few jennets per year. Enquire to see what their plans are.

Farm Information

  • Email:  shootingstaracres1@gmail.com
  • Contact:  925-980-0170
  • Address: 976 Happy Valley Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Russell Ranch

Russell Ranch has two sites; one in Red Bluff and another in Whitemore, CA. They have a herd of over 40 donkeys, including jacks, miniatures and micro jennies.

They have foals and occasionally adults for sale throughout the year.

Ranch Information

  • Email:  kevlin5859@gmail.com
  • Contact:  530-472-6414
  • Address: 31625 Grindley Ranch Rd., Whitmore, CA USA

Du Plessis Farms

This farm prides itself on its large gene pool and its extended pedigree miniatures. Lots of black, red and spotted types. Du Plessis has 25 years experience raising and breeding donkeys.

They are in central California, 7 miles west of Highway 99.

Farm Information

  • Email:  dupfarm@gmail.com
  • Contact:  559-686-9763
  • Address: 20257 Rd 52, Tulare, CA 93274

Additional Resources

Knowing how and what to buy when looking for donkeys in California, given the choice, can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you make a better, more informed decision:

  • Ask farms/ranches about their pedigrees and history and experience raising donkeys. Go with those in the know.
  • Drive out and see the donkeys in person. Or ask for plenty of photographs prior to purchase.
  • Check that breeders are affiliated with organizations like the National Miniature Donkey Association and the American Donkey and Mule Society
  • Get a firm understanding of how donkeys are raised and nurtured by breeders. Look for those with philosophies you agree with.

Don’t be intimidated when it comes to buying a donkey. Take your time and do plenty of research.

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