Ferry Travel

You will need to visit the Isle of Wight via ferry, so please follow these instructions: ...from Southampton Take either the Red Funnel Car Ferry (1hr) to East Cowes or the Red Jet (20 mins) to West Cowes. They go back and forward regularly throughout the day. ...from Portsmouth Take either the Wightlink Car Ferry (35 mins) to Fishbourne or the Wightlink Catamaran (15 mins) to Ryde Pier Head. They go back and forward regularly throughout the day.

Bus Travel

If you would like to visit the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary via bus, please follow these instructions: ...from Newport From Newport Bus Station, you will need to take the No.3; it leaves Newport Bus Station at 5 mins and 35 mins past each hour throughout the day. ...from Ryde From Ryde Bus Station, you will need to take the No.3; it leaves Ryde Bus Station at 15 mins and 45 mins past each hour throughout the day. Please note, this is a much longer journey than Newport.
Adoptions 2016-11-17T15:33:02+00:00

It’s Time For A Change!

We have now split our adoption donkeys into three separate herds; the traditional herd, the new herd and the miniature herd. Each donkey is a real character and visiting them is always a joy for all animal lovers. Every donkey has a name, is micro chipped and holds a passport!

You can adopt one of our donkeys below by simply choosing the herd and then selecting which donkey you’d like to adopt. Our adoption pack (which makes a lovely gift) includes a certificate, picture of your adopted donkey and twice yearly newsletters.

If you prefer, you can also download an adoption form (below) or pick one up from the donkey gift shop onsite.

How you can help care for the donkeys…

Adopt a donkey here online
(from just £20 per year, for yourself or as a gift)

…or download an adoption form (below)

The Traditional Herd

Choose to adopt either Poppy, Archie, Scott & Oliver, Brandy or Snowy from our Traditional Herd. Simply click on the image for further details.

The New Herd

Dizzle, Dazzle, Blossom, Murphy, Paddy, Daisy, Doris and Bruno make up The New Herd. Click on the image below for further details.

The Miniature Herd

If you’re looking for either Dennis, Geraldine, Wilfie, Angelica and Felicity, they can be found here in our Miniature Herd. Click below to adopt.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Post BoxDOWNLOAD: If you prefer, you can adopt by post. Simply download and print off our "Adopt a Donkey" form below, fill it in and pop it in the post. Please send it to the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Lower Winston Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight, PO38 3AA. Thank you! [Download Adopt a Donkey Form]