ABOUT DONKEY WISE

Donkey Time

Welcome to Donkey Wise…

  • Donkey news and special features
  • Donkey resources, books, gifts and equipment
  • Listings for donkey vets, donkey hire, donkey therapy, donkey trekking and places to visit with donkeys around the world…

A hub of information for donkey fans everywhere!

“A great place to be for all donkey people.”

Charlie the Donkey

Check out the donkeys making the headlines in:

DONKEY NEWS

Browse the DONKEY INFO pages for:

FUN FACTS & INFORMATION ABOUT DONKEYS

DONKEY TRAINING

DONKEY CARE

DONKEY CARE Q&A

“I’ve learned a lot about donkeys through your blog.”

Donkey Therapy

Under RESOURCES, you’ll find links to:

DONKEY ORGANISATIONS

DONKEY WEBSITES & BLOGS

DONKEY COURSES

“You have created a very comprehensive listing which is so useful to those of us working in donkey welfare.”

Redwings Donkey Sanctuary

The VISIT DONKEYS pages are full of wonderful places to visit donkeys, from donkey sanctuaries and rescue centres to farms and nature reserves. 

Donkey Trekking in Europe

Planning a vacation? You can go DONKEY TREKKING for an afternoon, a week or a month! 

Mediation Animale
Les Ânes de Min Guen, Côtes d’Armor

DONKEY THERAPY has enormous benefits for children with disabilities, the poorly, the elderly and those feeling vulnerable or suffering from emotional difficulties. 

donkey hire
Ligéri’âne, Maine-et-Loire

Under DONKEY HIRE find donkeys available for parties, weddings, visits to schools, care homes and special needs establishments, walking days, carriage driving, film & TV work and corporate events. 

Donkey Painting by Mark Whittaker
Donkey Painting by Mark Whittaker

Check out the SHOPPING pages for:

DONKEY BOOKS & DVDs

DONKEY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

DONKEY GIFTS

DONKEY EQUIPMENT

DONKEY FEED

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR DONKEYS 

Amy Swift, Animal Writer

Heaven to me is standing in a field full of donkeys. These wise, old creatures are gentle, sociable and inquisitive. Hardy and nimble, donkeys still provide a lifeline for millions of families in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, carrying essential materials and provisions, often working for long hours in high temperatures.

Donkeys possess deeply therapeutic qualities, acting as a calming influence on other animals and providing endless comfort to people. Time spent with donkeys is different. The world slows down. Donkeys have the ability to simply be.

“To me they are the most beautiful, and the most underrated, animals in the world…” Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, MBE and founder of The Donkey Sanctuary (1930-2011)

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Copyright 2015 Amy Swift

15 thoughts on “ABOUT DONKEY WISE

  1. So great to find you. I am a holistic nutritionist with an unwell hand reared donkey goal. Do you have an email to contact you on or are you available for consultation? Would appreciate your help so much!! Marissa

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  2. Hi Amy, just came across Donkey Time. It seems an extraordinarily rich source of information about donkeys around the world. Congratulations on all your work! Eseltjiesrus in South Africa once had a database of donkey sanctuaries around the world – I wonder if they have shared that with you – perhaps you have them all listed in your blogs already. Best wishes, Stephen

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    1. Thank you Stephen for you kind words. I’ll contact Eseltjiesrus about their list! Best wishes, Amy.

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  3. I would love your COMPREHENSIVE list of donkey sanctuaries, refuges, shelters and DONKEY TREKKING opportunities around the globe.
    This is my goal- to visit and volunteer at as many as possible.
    This looks like a great source of information on Donkeys.
    I’m going to check out more now!!!

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    1. Hi Vicki, you can find my listings of these under Visit Donkeys and Donkey Trekking. I think there is enough there to keep you busy for a while! Wishing you all the best in achieving your goal. Let us know how you get on 🙂

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  4. Hi, I’ve just found this site and love it ! What a great resource for info about donkeys in uk and abroad, thank you ! I’m off to follow some of your links. I would love to link to your site on my website so I’d be happy if you could tell me what you would like me to write . Best wishes and love to donkey’s, Sue

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Thank you!

      Clovelly Donkeys are listed on my Visit Donkeys UK page here: https://donkeywise.org/visit-donkeys/uk-and-ireland/ and I have just added you to my Donkey Hire UK page here: https://donkeywise.org/donkey-hire/uk-ireland/ as it seems you should be there too.

      I would be very happy for you to add a link to donkeywise.org on your website. You could include the following if you have room:

      Donkey Wise: Donkey news and special features, information and resources on training and care, links for books, gifts and equipment, and listings for donkey hire, donkey therapy, donkey trekking and places to visit with donkeys around the world. A hub of information for donkey fans everywhere!

      Thanks again!

      Amy

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    1. Hello Karl,
      Thank you for adding a link to Donkey Wise on your site, that is much appreciated. I have the Bonaire donkey sanctuary listed under Visit Donkeys, and will add Ponyville Sanctuary now too. Thanks again. Best wishes, Amy 🙂

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