Customer References and Testimonials

Two donkeys to Scotland

Many thanks for the two lovely wee donkeys. Both are adorable and have sweet natures.

Were sent up to Scotland within a few days and Zoie has been very helpful with any questions.

Would recommend x.


Just to let you know that Percy(nowSparkie) has settled down well with my Jack they are the best of pals.



Thank you for our lovely Jenny Bluebell, she's a treasure.

It's been so nice to deal with someone who was so helpful and obviously loves donkeys as we do...think we might need another one !!!!
Maria and granddaughters Jenna and Elissa - Cornwall

Riley and Flo

We are very pleased with the arrival of Riley and Flo, they are happy, healthy young donkeys. These are our first donkeys and Zoe was an amazing help during it all.

Many thanks for all your advice and help.

Coco and Bramble

Sean and I cannot thank you enough for the amazing service we received from start to finish when we were enquiring about your donkeys!

Coco and Bramble have settled in so well and will be ready to start with PARTYANIMALS in the new year :)

Outstanding service, and the donkeys were well cared for and looked after.

Again, can't thank you enough, will definitely recommend your service to others in the passing!
Liana @ Party Animals :)

Jacob, Maddison, Misty and Frosty II

I would highly recommend 'Donkeys of Wales'. Zoie's advice, help and support is fantastic. She is always there to offer additional support even after buying the donkeys.

I bought four from Zoie and couldn't be happier. They are wonderful, friendly and perfect in every way. It's clear how much effort Zoie puts in to breeding them. I would certainly return to Zoie and would recommend anyone looking to buy a donkey to buy from 'Donkeys of Wales' - 100% happy.

Many Thanks, Zoie.


I would like to thank Zoie for all her help in matching the right donkey to me, after several phone calls we went to have a look at all the 'babies' and Teddy kept walking up to me and ended up coming home the same day.

Teddy has turned out to be the perfect donkey with such a wonderful outlook on life, he loves everyone and I have to say that its down to the careful breeding programme and hard work that Zoie puts in to produce well balanced donkeys that are a pleasure to own. I would recommend Donkeys of Wales to anyone who wants to own one of these lovely donkeys.

Thank you
Enid Gwillim


Many thanks to Zoie for all of her help and advice when selecting a suitable donkey. Scooby is so friendly and has really settled into his new home well. Zoie was always there when I needed help and guidance, and I highly recommend Donkeys of Wales, beautiful animals and a lovely friendly service.

There are so many sweet animals available, there is something for everyone. Incredibly reliable with delivery and for a very reasonable price. I will definitely be returning to Zoie if in the future I look to purchase another donkey or pony!
Giselle Forrester

Fizz the Filly

Many thanks for the beautiful little filly that you sold us in September, she's integrated into the family really well. She's healthy, with a fantastic temperament, beautiful, such a wonderful pony and a credit to you.

She isn't fazed by anything, quite fearless, as proved by our walks around the village, crossing a main road seeing cement mixers, waggons, even children playing football. We are very happy with our little girl, once again, many thanks.

Diane Topley

Sunnyside Donkeys

Earlier this year we bought 18 donkeys off Zoie.

They were very quiet donkeys, obviously well taken care of and we noticed when viewing the donkeys with Zoie she had a lovely way with them.

Several of the donkeys were suitable for use as 'riding donkeys'.

Zoie also provided us with help and advice re looking after the donkeys. She was very upfront about the nature of the individual donkeys and was very reliable re passports.

We have found on our travels buying donkeys there are several 'unscrupulous' donkey dealers - who do not keep their donkeys in good conditions, the donkeys hooves are not looked after properly and are hard to pin down re passports.

If I wanted to buy more donkeys, I would definitely find out what Zoie had before buying elsewhere. In addition when delivering the donkeys Zoie was very reliable.
Margo and Fred Coate

Shirley Woods

The two half brother foals that I bought from you this summer are absolutely beautiful and they are so affectionate and a joy to own. They have settled into life with my other donkeys really well.

Many thanks for making their purchase so smooth.


Thank you so much for Percy, he is a lovely foal and has settled in well with our other donkey. He has a lovely, gentle temperament and is curious about his surroundings and very playful. I would recommend Donkeys of Wales to anyone wishing to buy a donkey.
Fiona Dean

Charlotte & John

Just a thank you to for 3 donkeys we have had from you there settled down nicely now, great service always able to advise and answer questions quickly and any time.

Will be having more from you soon. All the best
Charlotte & John
From Kenilworth


Returning to Zoie for a second time to add to my donkey collection, she has made my dream come true in owning a Poitou.

Colette is the most special, beautiful girl and has settled into the herd with no problems at all. Zoie's friendliness and honesty is second to none. Thank you xx


In September 2011 I was searching for a companion for my jenny. I found the perfect soul mate for her - Barney! He has been amazing in every way. I would highly recommend Zoie to anyone who was hoping to purchase a donkey.

Zoie has helped me with any query I had, with both of my donkeys, and I know she is only a phone call away. Thank you very much for all your help!

Turf & Tufty

We recently purchased two gorgeous 6 month old minature donkeys called Turf and Tufty (now called Ant and Dec). We travelled from Durham and Zoe was a fabulous help throughout.

No matter what we asked and when we asked it she was straight back with a helpful response. We couldn't be happier and can't wait for the kids to see them on xmas day morning.

Highly recommend Zoe to anyone thinking of buying a donkey!
Emma Shields


So happy with my Donkey Smokey, he was well looked after and clean and Zoe gave me all the information that I needed to know.

It's the first time for me owning a Donkey. I would recommend Zoe and I would buy from her again. At the moment he is with my ponies...thank you Zoe!
Sylvia Turner

Reggie and Timmy

Donkeys of Wales offered us a great service, we got our first donkey Reg from there, and we were so pleased with him, that shortly after we went back and got our second donkey tiny Tim, we would highly recommend "Donkeys of Wales".

It was well worth the long journey and Zoe was extremely helpful and is always on the other end of the phone should I need advice.

Our vet has commented on how well behaved and friendly Reggie and Timmy are, they are a lovely addition to our farm and we couldn't be more pleased with them.
Kath and Richard
Colwyn Bay

Meg and Flashy

As a Farm Park for Families and School visits we provide a range of animals for the public to interact with. Although we already had 2 older donkeys, we decided to purchase 2 youngsters from Donkeys of Wales.

We reserved Meg and Flashy more than a month prior to their arrival - we were just so excited! The time passed slowly, but eventually the day came when they were to travel to us at Finkley Down Farm in Andover, Hampshire, all of the way from Wales. Meg and Flashy were unloaded in to their new stable and started to settle in straight away - 2 very healthy, happy and well looked-after donkeys with adorable personalities.

We are incredibly pleased with our new additions - our visitors love them! Thank you Donkeys of Wales for our 2 lovely new Donkeys.
Caroline Snook
Livestock Manager
Finkley Down Farm - Andover, Hampshire.

Prince and Snowy

Thank you so much for letting us have Prince and Snowy, they are adorable and are already part of our family.

Thank you also for all your advice and guidance over the last few months. It's so nice to know we have you and all your experience at the other end of the phone.

R Fry

I bought a lovely little chocolate Jenny from The Donkeys of Wales. She has proved to be a superb little girl, lovely temperament, affectionate and no vices.

She has this year produced a beautiful Jack foal and is a great mum. Zoie and partner were extremely helpful when buying my Jenny and we have kept in touch about the foal since.
R Fry


Thank you so much for Ffion, she has settled in beautifully with our other donkey. You couldn't have been more helpful or enthusiastic in your dealings with us. Delivery was simple and your help and advice was invaluable and we will be getting more advise from you in the near future, especially over Ffion's foaling.

All round great service. Thanks again,
Lynn and Andy

Alice and Coco

Alice and Coco are lovely donkeys. They came to me well cared for and with super temperaments. Zoie is very knowledgeable on all aspects of donkey care. Highly recommended!

Lucy Halpin

We bought 2 donkeys from Donkeys of Wales in august 09 having never owned any kind of equine animal before. We had found other donkeys closer to home but decided to go with Zoie from Donkeys of Wales because of her enthusiasm and obvious love of her donkeys. They also offered to deliver the donkeys to our home at very reasonable cost considering the distance, and ordered for us some much needed head collars and lead ropes.

Since owning the donkeys Zoie has always answered any questions we have had and has always been on hand via e.mail and phone to help us out.

I would defiantly recommend donkeys of wales to any one who wants to buy a donkey. Our donkeys, Bert and Ernie have been every thing Zoie said they were and more. They make me laugh when they play and they love having a fuss.
Lucy Halpin


I just wanted to send you a note to say how very pleased we are with Adrian. He is part of the family and a real character.

I also wanted to say thank you for your generosity in letting us have him before being weaned with the loan of his mother, Dolly, who is so well behaved and a real sweetheart! I am hoping Adrian will be just like her! It was great to come to your place and see all the donkeys, young and older and meet you.

And thank you for your follow up texts to see how we are getting on. I have felt that if there was anything I needed to check or help with then you are just at the end of the phone. With best wishes
Theresa Harper

Donkeys of Wales kindly provided us with 2 jenny donkeys for our park. Nothing was too much trouble with aftercare advice. Donkeys settled in with other animals beautifully. Highly recommended!

Many thanks for the 2 jenny donkeys that came well cared for and both donkeys were everything Zoie said they would be and more, fantastic laid back temperaments that the guests all love. Great all round service with tack and delivery.

Acton Mill

Just a short message to say thank you for yesterday's visit. We were all impressed with your helpful guidance and advice. Your donkeys look amazing, a real credit to the hard work you must put in.

Many thanks from
Craig and the Acton Mill team


I recently found myself in the urgent situation of needing a field companion for my donkey, Murphy - I had just lost one of my mares to an acute infection meaning he would be on his own if I took my remaining mare out for a hack. After combing the internet I found Donkeys of Wales and emailed Zoie immediately to see if she could help with my predicament.

Her response was both very prompt and very helpful and after several emails flying back and forth, the deal was done and I purchased Rosie. Zoie even agreed to deliver her to me and within a couple of days my lovely new donkey was happily grazing in the field along with her new companions.

Murphy is totally smitted. Wherever Rosie goes, he follows - five paces behind. What a gent!