Looking to buy a donkey in Maine? Heading out to see a donkey in person is the best way to find out if they’re the animal for you.
But there are only a couple of places you can do that in the state.
I’ve looked into these places here. Read on to find out more.
4 Best Places With Donkeys For Sale In Maine
|Meadowrock Farm Minis/Appian Way||Wells, ME||207-590-7617||N/A|
|North Star Sheep Farm||Windham, ME||207-892-2125||northstarsheepfarm.com|
|A Life Line Animal Rescue||Smyrna, ME||207-532-8486||alifeline.org|
|Somerset Auction||Fairfield, ME||207-649-0347||somersetauctionco.com|
1. Appian Way Miniature Donkeys
Appian Way is based out of Wells, Maine, and specializes in rearing miniature donkeys that are great as halter animals and pets.
They breed black, red dun, and other color minis.
Appian Way updated their name to Meadowrock Farm Minis. It’s unknown if they’re still active.
- Website: garrettjackstock.com
- Contact: 207-590-7617
- Address: 10 Mt Zion Way, Wells, ME 04090
2. North Star Sheep Farm
Although it’s obviously known for breeding sheep, North Star uses guard donkeys to keep its herd safe and has several jennies falling pregnant throughout the year.
Check out this story in Maine Farmland Trust, where photographer Catherine Frost chronicles her experiences shooting photos of North Star’s 1,000 strong Hampshire and Suffolk sheep.
In the spring, Brooks arrived. The jen stayed close – after all, she carried him, just one foal to carry on the family name, for twelve months.
I was also there when the family was relocated to guard a different flock at the farm’s homestead field. There were already several donkeys tending these sheep and it was established as “their” tribe. Any new animal, regardless of age or adorableness, was suspect – even if it was one of their own kind.(Source)
It could be worth staying in contact with North Star Farm for that reason, enquiring about any new donkey foals they might have available.
They are based out of Windham, Maine but have several farms across the state. They are owned and operated by Phil and Lisa Webster, either might be a good port of call to ask when it comes to finding donkeys in Maine!
Here’s a video profiling their farm, their donkeys are featured!
- Website: northstarsheepfarm.com
- Contact: 207-892-2125
- Address: 205 Varney Mill Rd Windham, ME 04062
3. A Life Line Animal Rescue
A Life Line is a non-profit animal rescue and rehabilitation home, based out of Northern Maine.
They often show their rehomed donkeys on the Maine Donkeys Facebook group (more on this below).
A Life Line also offers people the chance to sponsor donkeys (and other animals) via their website.
Here’s one of their rehomed donkeys, Henry. They outline all the costs below…
A Life Line could definitely be worth contacting if you’re looking for donkeys for your farm, ranch, or home in Maine. They are very well connected!
- Website: alifeline.org
- Contact: 207-532-8486
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 71 Smyrna Center Rd, Smyrna, ME
4. Somerset Auction
Another recommendation among donkey owners in Maine is to check out Somerset Auction in Fairfield, Maine, for the chance of a donkey purchase.
You can visit their website to look at their upcoming livestock auctions.
Their animals are kept in clean and friendly environments and pens that are cleaned and treated on a weekly basis (with a fresh bed of shavings).
Be sure to contact the auction house beforehand as only 50 people are permitted to attend auctions at a time (due to state limits).
- Website: somersetauctionco.com
- Contact: 207-649-0347
- Address: 174 Skowhegan Rd, Fairfield, ME 04937
Additional Information On Buying A Donkey In Maine
- If you’re having trouble finding a donkey for sale with any of these farms or ranches? Perhaps expand your search. Check in: Georgia and Florida.
- Also check in with the Facebook group: Maine Donkeys. They often have lots of people looking for private buyers for their donkeys. But it’s also a great community too!
- Having difficulty finding a standard or mammoth sized doctor? Check out this article: Where To Find Standard Donkeys For Sale (U.S. Guide)
- Breeding donkeys in Maine and looking to make a sale? Contact us here.
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