Visit Donkeys North America

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Diana Chontos, President Wild Burro Rescue and Preservation Project, California

VISIT DONKEYS in NORTH AMERICA

Search below for places to visit donkeys in North America, from donkey sanctuaries and rescue centres to farms and nature reserves.

PLEASE NOTE: Places listed may be open to the public at limited times or by appointment only. Please check before travelling. Happy Donkey Visits!

Links are provided – just click on the name…

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VISIT DONKEYS in the USA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

14483696_1005916712854228_2126243628_n-from-laurenPeaceful Valley is dedicatd to providing a safe and loving environment to all donkeys that have been abused, neglected or abandoned and wild burros under threat of destruction. With it’s nationwide network of Ranch Facilities and Satellite Adoption Centers, Peaceful Valley is the country’s leader in rescue, sanctuary, adoption and education, with over 3000 donkeys currently it its care at over 30 locations. Click here for up-to-date info on PVDR Adoption Centers.


VISIT DONKEYS in ARIZONA

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Lucky A Ranch Inc.

Lucky A Ranch Inc, Alpine This small sanctuary, located in the white mountains in Alpine Arizona, is home to 25 donkeys and assorted other rescued animals. The staff bend over backwards to help these animals and the sanctuary has now gained non profit status. Visitors are welcome to spend time with the donkeys, give them treats, brush them and help out as they wish. Visits by appointment only. Please call Michele: 928 245 3386 or Alex: 928 551 1095


Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary, Gilbert


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Scenic

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Zen Donkey Rescue, Tuscon, Arizona

Zen Donkey Rescue, Tuscon Zen Donkey Rescue is an Arizona off the grid ranch just outside of Tucson and welcomes visitors and adopters. They network actively with Peaceful Valley Donkey rescue although they are an independent non-profit organization. They work diligently to promote the welfare of donkeys in Arizona and to provide a safe and loving environment for all donkeys that need their help.


Painted Promise Ranch, Wittmann Rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary for miniature horses and donkeys. Adoption programme and therapy animals, helping seniors and memory care residents.


Peacefull Valley Donkey Rescue – Williams 

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VISIT DONKEYS in ARKANSAS

Brayberry Farm, Dover 

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Brayberry Farm is a small farm located in north central Arkansas that breeds and sells adorable, affectionate miniature mediterranean donkeys. We enjoy visitors but please call ahead to make sure we are here. Tel: +1 479-331-2800


Hillside Ranch, Springdale A small, family owned farm and the home of Jericho – the cutest therapy donkey in the world! Visits by appointment only.

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VISIT DONKEYS in CALIFORNIA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Banning


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – outside Sacramento


Donkey Land Rescue Centre, Riverside

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In Need of a Friend Animal Rescue, California

In Need of a Friend Animal Rescue, West Antelope Valley We are dedicated to the rescue, protection, and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and unwanted domestic animals such as donkeys,mules, horses, pigs, and goats. We also provide  information to educate the public about the plight of domestic animals especially during these trying times of so many surplus animals needing care and rehoming. 


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Dedicated to the live capture-rescue, rehabilitation and lifelong care of otherwise wild burros. The Sanctuary is home to 215 wild burros (donkeys), mules, horses, dogs, cats and wildlife and is located in the High Sierras on the foothill of Mount Whitney on Highway 395.

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VISIT DONKEYS in COLORADO

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Lonhopes Donkey Shelter, Bennett

Longhopes Donkey Shelter, Bennett

“Longholonghopes_logo GOOD ONE (1)pes is a donkey lover’s heaven. At every turn, you have friendly, snuggly donkeys nuzzling you for attention (and treats, of course!) My only complaint regarding my experiences with Longhopes is that I had to leave. Great volunteers, great facility, great (and happy) donkeys! P.S. Check out their amazing gift shop. They have a full variety of cute and unique donkey gifts, perfect for all lovers of longears.” 


Laughing Valley Ranch, Idaho Springs Unique, interactive opportunities, with an emphasis on educaton and enjoyment, including donkey rides for children, an open air petting zoo, storytelling and character presentations. Available for festivals, holiday pageants, corporate team building, Pack Burro Racing and hiking in the beautiful Colorado back country. Located 30 minutes west of Denver. Email: laughingvalleyranchco@gmail.com

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VISIT DONKEYS in CONNECTICUT

Foster Hill Farm and Garden & Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Stafford Springs

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VISIT DONKEYS in FLORIDA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Adoption Center, Central Florida Since the donkeys are housed at a private residence, visits are by appt. only on the weekends. Call Sandi White, Coordinator Tel: 352-241-8112 

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VISIT DONKEYS in IOWA

Lusco Farms Rescue, Malvern

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VISIT DONKEYS in MARYLAND

Miniature Donkey Rescue
Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue, Maryland

Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue, Westminster Our primary goal is to rescue donkeys from neglectful, or abusive situations. We will also take owner surrenders if someone is no longer able or willing to care for their donkey. Ultimately, we want adopt them out to safe, loving homes.

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VISIT DONKEYS in MASSACHUSETTS

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Granby

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VISIT DONKEYS in MICHIGAN

Barn Sanctuary, Chelsea Barn Sanctuary at McKernan Farm provides rescue and shelter to horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, abandonment and natural disasters. The farm’s mission is to “educate the general public about the horrific treatment of animals raised for food, and the positive impact that a plant-based diet can have on the environment and our health”. Visitors can come face to face with the animals. Play with the pigs, cuddle the chickens and nuzzle the sheep!


Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue, Dansville 

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TPDR is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates donkeys and mules and places them into amazing forever homes. Visits by appointment only. Tel: (517) 623-0000.


Crossroads Donkey Rescue, Harrison A non-profit organization, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, or unwanted donkeys. They promote proper training and a better understanding of donkeys and find them permanent loving homes. 

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M&MS Farms, Williamston

M&MS Farms, Williamston Make a day trip to the farm, taking a tour of the paddocks, meeting the animals and riding in a cart with a driver or on a horse’s back. Great for parents and grandparents looking for a fun thing to do with their kids and grandkids. Suitable for preschool, school and youth group field trips. Groups of up to 5 or 10 welcome and larger groups by special arrangement.

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VISIT DONKEYS in MISSOURI

T&D Donkey Rescue Inc, Liberal T&D Donkey Rescue is dedicated to at-risk, neglected, abandoned and abused donkeys, providing immediate medical attention and ongoing veterinary and farrier care. Through education and raising awareness of their needs, T&D Donkey Rescue strives to reduce future cruelty to donkeys. Visits by appointment only. Email: tddonkeyrescue@gmail.com


Donkey Ridge Farm, Spokane A small farm in the beautiful Ozark Mountains with a small herd of registered miniature donkeys. Donkey Ridge Farm has been raising miniature donkeys since 2009 and now runs its own breeding program. Visitors are welcome at The Ridge. Best to phone ahead. Tel: 417-224-1770 or 417-631-6873

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEBRASKA

Rosco’s Rescue Ranch, Blair

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEVADA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Azsc Scenic, Mesquite

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEW HAMPSHIRE

Save Your Ass Rescue, South Acworth

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEW MEXICO

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Roswell

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEW YORK

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Schuyler Falls

The Donkey Park, Ulster Park, New York Steve Stiert has a herd of miniature donkeys and invites you to join him on walks with them around the Hudson Valley. The donkeys walk with you but are not ridden. You will be helping to lead them. Easy to moderate walks of 2 to 3 hours. Click to hear to view on meetup.com

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VISIT DONKEYS in NORTH CAROLINA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Pollocksville

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VISIT DONKEYS in OKLAHOMA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Piedmont

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VISIT DONKEYS in OREGON

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Oregon City


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Otis

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VISIT DONKEYS in SOUTH CAROLINA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Johnston

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VISIT DONKEYS in TENNESSEE

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Smithville

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VISIT DONKEYS in TEXAS

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Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Frisco

Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Frisco Volunteer organization set in 120 beautiful acres in Frisco, Texas, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of abused, neglected and abandoned horses, donkeys and other animals. They also work to educate the public and potential equine adopters regarding responsible care. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm & 6pm – 8pm. Closed Sundays.   

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Texas Miracle Ranch Donkey Rescue, Plantersville

Texas Miracle Ranch Donkey Rescue, Plantersville 

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TMR Rescue is home to almost 400 rescued donkeys, mules, and horses, both wild and domestic. The Texas Miracle Ranch is on a mission to change long held misconceptions about longears, and give them back their rightful place in the history books. They provide veterinary care, nutrition and rehabilitation, as well as the love and compassion that some of them have never known. 

“These animals are well cared for with lots of love on rolling acres of beautiful land and ponds. Great place to volunteer, it may be hard work at times but it’s well worth it. The donkeys have so much to give it just fills your heart. The TMR Staff are very busy but always find time for their treat delivery with lots of kisses and hugs. TMR is the best…”

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – San Angelo

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VISIT DONKEYS in VIRGINIA

Donkey Meadows, Purcellville


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Concord


Virginia Donkey Rescue, Concord Our mission is to keep Virginia’s Donkey’s from ending up at auctions, kill pens, and from neglectful or abusive situations. We are open by appointment unless otherwise listed on a post for a special event. 

“This truly is an amazing place! When I visited I could tell that the owners hearts are invested in what they do. It was a warm and friendly environment and the donkeys are definitely cared for well! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a fun farm to visit and great people to support!” Click here for more reviews

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VISIT DONKEYS in WASHINGTON

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue – Riverside

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VISIT DONKEYS in CANADA

VISIT DONKEYS in ALBERTA

Down To Earth Farms Petting Zoo
Down To Earth Farms Petting Zoo, Sexmith, Alberta

Down To Earth Farms Petting Zoo, Sexmith, Alberta A fun and unique attraction for all ages, with miniature donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, cows, miniature horses, ponies, ducks, rabbits and lots more! Picnic area, playground, barrel train rides, horse and pony rides and a fire pit for grilling hot dogs and marshmallows. Birthday parties catered for. Email: downtoearthfarmspettingzoo@gmail.com

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VISIT DONKEYS in BRITISH COLUMBIA

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, Chase

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Donkey Sanctuary Canada
The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

VISIT DONKEYS in ONTARIO

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, Guelph

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Since 1992, The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada has been a refuge for donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been neglected or abused, or who can no longer be cared for by their owners. The Sanctuary offers 100 acres of tranquility and its mission is to ensure that the animals in its care live out the remainder of their lives surrounded by love, dignity and the respect they richly deserve.

A Place the Donkeys Call Home
Primrose Donkey Sanctuary, Roseneath

Primrose Donkey Sanctuary, Roseneath Donkey rescue & shelter. Open to visitors Thursdays & Sundays 1-4pm and there are special events several times a year, such as Tea with the Donkeys and Caroling with the Donkeys!

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VISIT DONKEYS in QUÉBEC

Ânes du Québec, Le Val à l’âne, Litchfield Vinton L’Âsinerie du Val à l’âne, Formation d’ânier, Randonnée avec âne de bât (donkey farm, training and donkey trekking)

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