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Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

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6981 Concession 4, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J3, Canada
+1 519-836-1697
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Great summer activity

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about donkeys too! We found the grounds beautiful with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy B
New York City, New York
Great for education

Very cute donkeys and mules. Interesting to learn! Worth it. Many things to show around. There is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guelph, Canada
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Enjoy a day in the country. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is a lifelong home to over 70 donkeys, mules and hinnies that have been abused, neglected or are no longer wanted.We recently relocated the Long Ears Boutique so it is now closer to the parking lot. It is here that you will receive your safety talk before entering the donkeys world. Each year we strive to improve access to the animals and property. Two accessible parking spaces have been relocated to provide easier access to the Boutique and safety talk. In the new improved Boutique you can now use your debit cards to purchase your donkey memorbilia and cold drinks.All proceeds from the Boutique go to the care of the donkeys.Don't forget to visit the new Donkey Gallery where you will find the donkey profiles. If you decide you want to help care for the donkeys, you can fill out a sponsorship form for a minimum of $50/year. You can also give as a gift to someone who has everything.The interactive Learning Centre has lots of information for all ages...everything from books to bones. See how we treat an abscessed hoof. Find out what a slipper hoof is. Learn what food is best for donkeys. Hint: All hay is not created equal.From the Learning Centre pass through the barnyard gate where you can interact with the donkeys who love a good brush and scratch behind the ears.Your are invited to listen to one of three scheduled donkey talks. Learn about the challenges donkeys face in North America.Then make your way down to the century old barn that has been converted into the Treatment Centre and visit the main herd up at the new Donkey House....and don't forget to greet the mules before you make your way to the picnic area overlooking the pond.Finish up your day with a walk along the trails in the wetlands and woodlands.
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6981 Concession 4, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J3, Canada
6981 Concession 4, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J3, Canada
+1 519-836-1697
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot about donkeys too! We found the grounds beautiful with a great park (you could take a lunch and a blanket and make it a bigger visit).

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cute donkeys and mules. Interesting to learn! Worth it. Many things to show around. There is gift store, also.

Thank dalewilmaboyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropping in is made easy with a wagon ride from the field parking. Friendly volunteers abound, welcoming guests and showing their love of the donkies. Donkies in every colour and shape move around freely, stopping along the paddock fences for a pat and a scratch...More

Thank dogsportfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk around the sanctuary and see all the quirky critters that we call donkeys, mules, Jenny’s and hinnys you cannot help but feel lightened and smile cross your face. It’s a wonderful effort by some good people to save some beautiful creatures and...More

Thank kimhutten
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Before visiting the Donkey Sanctuary I could not have imagined the beautiful location & living conditions these donkeys are lucky enough to inhabit (which they more than deserve!). The sanctuary is well organized and well run. It’s clean and the donkeys are just the sweetest...More

Thank ajc248
Reviewed 25 October 2017

All the people who work there are super nice, friendly and answer you any question you have about donkeys and the sanctuary. Watching and petting the donkeys is the most relaxing thing I ever did.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I used to go to the Donkey Sanctuary when I was a child and remember loving it. I even remember "adopting" one of the donkies, Tiebet. It's a great place, even if you don't have children! I recommend bringing a picnic lunch with you, as...More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Three of us visited on Sunday. Was really interesting to see the work the sanctuary does. Would be a good visit for children as you are allowed to get close to the animals. Staff are also great at explaining what goes on here, and what...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Just a super place for children and adults. It is an easy walk visiting these gentle animals. Some are even affectionate.

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had read about The Donkey Sanctuary in a magazine article 3 years ago and have been anxious to visit ever since. Knowing the background story before planning this excursion helped my husband and I engage from the moment we parked. I highly encourage you...More

Thank GoodOneToronto
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Donkey S | Property representative |
Hi Marage, The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is located at 6981 Concession 4 in Puslinch (just outside of Guelph). We are open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sundays in May through October and on Wednesdays in July and August. We... More