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Texas Miracle Ranch Donkey Rescue, Plantersville

Visit Donkeys USA

Search below for places to visit donkeys in the USA, 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!

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VISIT DONKEYS in the USA

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

14483696_1005916712854228_2126243628_n-from-laurenPeaceful Valley is dedicated 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.

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Lucky A Ranch Inc.

VISIT DONKEYS in ARIZONA

Lucky A Ranch 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.  


Forever Home Donkey Rescue Benson. Private donkey rescue and sanctuary, run by husband and wife Tish and John. Free tours available – call ahead to book.


Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary Gilbert


Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Scenic 

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Zen Donkey Rescue, Tuscon, Arizona

Zen Donkey Rescue Tuscon

Off the grid just outside of Tucson. Visitors and adopters welcome. An independent non-profit organization working actively with Peaceful Valley Donkey rescue. Promoting the welfare of donkeys in Arizona and providing a safe and loving environment for all donkeys that need their help.


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


PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Williams

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VISIT DONKEYS in ARKANSAS

Brayberry Farm Dover

Brayberry Farm

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

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center outside Sacramento


DonkeyLand 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

Dedicated to the rescue, protection, and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and unwanted domestic animals such as donkeys,mules, horses, pigs, and goats. Also providing 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. 


Seein’ Spots Farm Solvang, Santa Barbara County


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The Gentle Barn Santa Clarita. Nonprofit animal rescue located on a six-acre paradise, with pastures, a barnyard for small animals, an organic vegetable garden, lots of shade trees, and a panoramic view of gorgeous mountains. A safe and happy home to one hundred and seventy rescued cows, pigs, sheep, horses and donkeys. Visitors are welcome to come and spend time with the animals.  

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Lonhopes Donkey Shelter, Bennett

VISIT DONKEYS in COLORADO

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 education 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. 

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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

PVDR Satellite 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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Frog Song Farm Sanctuary, Cairo

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Amberwood Sanctuary Baker County

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Since rescuing their first donkey, named Amber, Carol and Bill Watson have realised their dream to provide a permanent home to many more kindly, gentle-eyed, velvety-nosed creatures. Along with adopted wild burros, the sanctuary is home to rescued donkeys, dogs, cats, a pig, and a “woods” rat who insists on living with the chickens and rabbits! Visiting hours: 1 – 4 p.m. every day. Pease call before arriving. Tel: 229.792.6246


Frog Song Farm Sanctuary Cairo

A non-profit sanctuary where farm animals get a second chance, and receive hands-on care. The sanctuary sits on 42 acres, with a large pond, wooded areas and wide open green pasture. Currently home to ponies, donkeys, goats, cows, ducks and other animals!

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VISIT DONKEYS in IOWA

Lusco Farms Rescue Malvern

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VISIT DONKEYS in KANSAS

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Lawrence. Call for an appointment Tel: +1 913-626-4655

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Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue, Westminster

VISIT DONKEYS in MARYLAND

Little Longears Miniature Donkey Rescue Westminster

Rescuing donkeys from neglectful, or abusive situations and takingn owner surrenders if someone is no longer able or willing to care for their donkey. Ultimately, adopting out to safe, loving homes.

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Peace for Ponies, Buzzards Bay

VISIT DONKEYS in MASSACHUSETTS

Peace for Ponies Buzzards Bay. Humane animal rescue and rehabilitation shelter, specialising in saving pregnant miniature horses, donkeys and other animals from slaughter and abuse. Educating people how to care for animals and teaching children compassion through rescued animals. 


PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Rehoboth, Bristol County


PVDR Satellite Adoption Center 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. 


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 Liberal

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. 


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. 

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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 Mesquite

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEW HAMPSHIRE

Save Your Ass Rescue South Acworth

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Equine Spirit Sanctuary, Ranchos de Taos

VISIT DONKEYS in NEW MEXICO

Equine Spirit Sanctuary Ranchos de Taos 

A sanctuary for rescued horses and donkeys where people can spend time with or help to care for the animals. The sanctuary also runs programmes on care, safety and responsible ownership and equine therapy. 

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VISIT DONKEYS in NEW YORK

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Schuyler Falls

The Donkey Park Ulster Park 

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

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Elk City

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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

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Johnston

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VISIT DONKEYS in TENNESSEE

Half Ass Acres Chapel Hill. Breeding farm with miniature donkeys for sale. Visitors welcome by appointment. 

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Smithville

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Horse Rescue
Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Frisco

VISIT DONKEYS in TEXAS

Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue Frisco

Volunteer organization set in 120 beautiful acres, 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.    

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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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Mount Harmony Farm, Sheffield

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Mount Harmony Farm Sheffield

A magical guest house in a pretty mountain setting. A great place for families, professionals, artists and writers to relax, unwind and take in nature. Enjoy the local wildlife, hiking, fishing, exploring and nearby pristine waters for swimming. The farm is also home to two beautiful donkeys and other animals. 

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VISIT DONKEYS in VIRGINIA

Donkey Meadows Purcellville


PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Concord


Virginia Donkey Rescue Concord

Rescuing donkeys from ending up at auctions, kill pens, and from neglectful or abusive situations. Visits by appointment only.  

“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


PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Spotsylvania

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VISIT DONKEYS in WASHINGTON

PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Riverside

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Holyland Donkey Haven, Inc., Mount Calvary

VISIT DONKEYS in WISCONSIN

Holyland Donkey Haven, Inc. Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac County

Run entirely by volunteers, this is a rescue centre for donkeys suffering from neglect, or whose owners can no longer look after them. Donkeys are given the best possible care and rehabilitation and when ready, they are found loving homes. If this is not possible, they remain permanent residents of the sanctuary.  

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Please note: Donkey venues are subject to change. Please check for up-to-date information before travelling. Donkey Wise cannot accept any responsibility for bookings made using links on this page. 

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