Adopt A Burro

Adopting a BLM burro can be a fun and rewarding experience. Burros make great pets, companions and herd protectors. You can even teach them to ride and drive. The Burros In Training program will help you find a gentled burro to call your own!

Adoption Requirements

Getting started with the adoption process is easy. The requirements are as follows:

The Adopter Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals;
  • Make a home for the adopted animal in the United States until they receive title from the BLM.
  • Agree NOT to sell, re-home or give away the burro without contacting the BLM.
  • Notify the BLM if the burros changes location before title is received.

Facility Requirements

Facility requirements may differ depending on whether your burro has been gentled by a BIP trainer or if you are adopting a wild burro from the facility. If you have any questions about facility requirements, please call your local BLM corral for clarification.

  • Minimum of 400 sq. feet of corral space per animal, i.e. 20′ x 20’
  • Suitable materials: pipe panels, wood posts, planks (min. 1.5″ thick), horse fence (V Mesh or 2″ x 4″ square) Barb wire and electrical materials will not be approved as part of the facility description
  • Facility must be at least 4.5 feet high and free from dangerous protrusions.
  • Facility refers to an enclosed area such as: corral, barn, stall, etc. Note: Facility approval is NOT BASED ON A PASTURE FENCE HEIGHT, but the HEIGHT OF THE FACILITY.
  • CFR 4750.3-2 Qualification standards for private maintenance (3) (iii) Shelter shall be available to mitigate the effects of inclement weather and temperature extremes. The authorized officer may require that the shelter be a structure, which shall be well drained and adequately ventilated. Wild Horse and Burro Adopters are responsible for being in compliance with their city, county, and state regulations for horse shelter