As at 7th July, Vinnie has been taken in by a truly lovely couple and joins a menagerie of sheep, pigs and dogs. He is on trial for 1 month (standard procedure) and if all goes well, this will be his forever home. Well done Vinnie – your future looks golden.


This adorably handsome fellow was found by his current family when he was around 6 months old as a stray. He had a wounded (torn) ear, hence the very clever and apt name of “Vincent Van Goght” – or “Vinny” for short.

After spending a year with his current owners while he recovered from his ear injury and keeping their doe company, Vinny is now looking for a permanent loving home. Here’s what Rob has to say about his story:

Vinnie is an absolute sweetheart. He loves his food and has been lucky enough to indulge in a little too much goat muesli from his milking girlfriends. He has sired one kid (sannen mother) and is wonderful with her. He is only a very small buck so we think he may have some miniature in his history. He absolutely ADORES his people! Immediately after entering the pen he will run up and demand a scratch behind his horns. If you stop paying attention to him he will scratch his own head by rubbing up against you. He also play butts and never makes actual contact. He has been good around children so far, but like any animal I would not allow the interaction to be unsupervised. Vin has always been housed with other goats, and we would only like him going to a home that has at least one other goat. He gets on absolutely fine with poultry and dogs! He will make a gorgeous pet and will be dearly missed.”

It would be great to find this guy a super loving and happy home, especially if he could have some goat friends to keep him company.


NAME: Vincent Van Goght (Vinny),

AGE: Approximately 1.5years,

BREED: Boer (possibly X miniature)

HEIGHT: 60cm to shoulder

WEIGHT: 45kg

WORMED: No (will be done before handover to new home)

DESEXED: No (will be done as part of adoption agreement)

VACCINATED: Yes (extra booster will be given at time of castration)

TEMPERAMENT: Friendly with poultry, dogs, goats, and (supervised) children.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Vinny will be castrated before handover to a new home (or soon thereafter) as he is not intended as a breeding goat. He would also be best placed in a home that has at least one other goat for company, or similar paddock animals.

ADOPTION FEE: $100 (heavily discounted price that includes castration, vaccination and drenching.)

We hope you can help us to help this lovely boy.. please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.


Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to ask questions or offer to adopt.

* Animal Actionist promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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  1. Michael Wilson 04 May, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I have an acre of land well out of town and am looking for a couple of friendly goats as pets and lawnmowers. Vinnie looks like he fits the description but I would need a friend to live with him.



    1. Hi Michael, we do have a few goats available on this site. If you could fill in an expression of interest form, and make a note on there that you’re chasing more than 1 goat, we can assess the possibilities and see if any of our current animals are a good fit for u. Hope this helps. Maree.
      Ps: goats aren’t actually the best lawnmowers – they prefer to eat trees, shrubs, and flowers than grass. This is because they love/need drier roughage than sheep and other ruminants. It’s a myth that they eat tin cans and garbage, but they will eat your prize roses! Lol



    2. Hi again Michael. It doesn’t look like your application came through 😦

      If you want to try again… just take screen shots of each section as you fill them in and email those to info@animalactionist.com – OR if you prefer, I can email you the form to fill in and return. Actually I’ll send you that as well just in case. 🙂 Maree



  2. Michael Wilson 07 May, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Haha I have a rose bush and some weedy trees they are welcome to eat I just hope they dont want to sleep on the bonnet of the ute.

    It took me the better part of an hour to fill out the form cos it kept crashing so I’ll try again later if I don’t hear anything.



  3. Hi….i put in an expression of interest form for vincent. My beloved goat nancy is a year old snd quite bereft at the loss of her best friend, a dog recently. I have 6 acres in bullsbrook with six sheep, a shih tzu, a cat and a lorekeet. I also emailed photos. I hope you can let me know if you recieved the application. I really really need vinnie to complete my family!



    1. Hi Emma, thank you we have received your application and will be emailing you soon to discuss further. Thank you so much for your interest.



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