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!
VISIT DONKEYS in the USA
Peaceful 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.
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
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
VISIT DONKEYS in ARKANSAS
Brayberry Farm Dover
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
VISIT DONKEYS in CALIFORNIA
Fairytale Farm Morgan Hill
A small mini horse and donkey rescue, hoping to give these little souls care, time to heal, and love and help them find forever homes.
PVDR Satellite Adoption Center outside Sacramento
DonkeyLand Rescue Centre Riverside
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
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.
VISIT DONKEYS in COLORADO
Longhopes Donkey Shelter Bennett
“Longhopes 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.
VISIT DONKEYS in CONNECTICUT
Foster Hill Farm and Garden & Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Stafford Springs
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
Amberwood Sanctuary Baker County
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!
VISIT DONKEYS in IOWA
Lusco Farms Rescue Malvern
VISIT DONKEYS in KANSAS
PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Lawrence. Call for an appointment Tel: +1 913-626-4655
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
VISIT DONKEYS in NEBRASKA
Rosco’s Rescue Ranch Blair
VISIT DONKEYS in NEVADA
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Mesquite
VISIT DONKEYS in NEW HAMPSHIRE
Save Your Ass Rescue South Acworth
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.
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
VISIT DONKEYS in NORTH CAROLINA
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Pollocksville
VISIT DONKEYS in OKLAHOMA
PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Elk City
VISIT DONKEYS in OREGON
Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Oregon City
VISIT DONKEYS in SOUTH CAROLINA
PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Johnston
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
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.
Texas Miracle Ranch Donkey Rescue Plantersville
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
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.
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
VISIT DONKEYS in WASHINGTON
PVDR Satellite Adoption Center Riverside
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.
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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