Donkey, (Equus asinus), also called burro, domestic ass belonging to the horse family, Equidae, and descended from the African wild ass (Equus africanus). It is known to have been used as a beast of burden since 4000 bce.

Welcome to the Ass Pro Shop! From books, to gear, to merchandise, to awesome articles, to ASS-tounding art. If it’s donkey-related, you’ll find it here!

About Us

With a passion for pushing the envelope, Founder and Owner, David Carner, began his relationship with his award-winning donkey, Ellroy, over 9 years ago when he brought home Ellroy as a foal. He later started participating in the heritage sport of Colorado, burro racing! Collaborating with his partner, Leslie Altman, and her love of laughter and all things ASS-related, Ass Pro Shop was born.

David and Leslie dreamed of a one-stop-shop for all things ASS-related. You’ll find information about all things donkey, including books and movies, as well as fun and funny merchandise of ASS-tounding quality.

Meet The Team

  • Leslie Altman


  • David Carner


  • Ellroy


Award Winning Pack Burro, Ellroy

Our illustrious team member and award winning pack burro, Ellroy is the quintessential ASS of Ass Pro Shop! He is an incredible animal, weighing in at over 850 lbs! He’s a gentle giant, friendly and docile burro, a real Cl-ASS act! He is a wonderful amb-ASS-ador for the sport of burro racing.

You can meet Ellroy and hike with him in the summer here in Colorado through our other business, Pack Burro Picnics (see link below). Spend a day with Ellroy and you’ll fall in love with his kind and comp-ASS-tionate nature, and understand why we love all things ASS-related here at the Ass Pro Shop.