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Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

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Address: 6981 Puslinch Concession 4, RR 6, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-836-1697
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Wed 10:00 - 15:00
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Enjoy a day in the country. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is a lifelong...

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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wonderful experience.

This is a little gem. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the treatment of the animals. The volunteers were truly wonderful and knew a little about their charges. Several of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
audreydineenastr2016
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Guelph, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the treatment of the animals. The volunteers were truly wonderful and knew a little about their charges. Several of the donkeys were from abusive backgrounds and were a little leery of visitors but still more had experienced fine care and were beginning to trust their caregivers. A lovely gift... More 

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Information on donkeys and mules and the difference between them also helping out a very good cause.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For the true animal lover. Animal Sanctuaries are so different from zoos. Zoos are money making machines, while sanctuaries are places for abused and unwanted animals. The Donkey Sanctuary is exactly that..a place where donkeys are loved and cared for. All the donkeys appear healthy and happy. The sanctuary offers excellent interaction with the donkeys, while providing educational facts. Great... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

First off who does not like donkeys? What a great place to visit . The staff and volunteers are very friendly and have a lot of knowledge about the animals under their care. Almost 100 donkeys, mules and goats are being cared for, many of them having been neglected or abused. Well worth a visit. I wish they were open... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have lived in the area for years and always said we should go and finally did. This is an absolutely lovely place, set way back off the road among beautiful forests, ponds, marshes and rolling paddocks. Lots of rescued donkeys and mules, and a couple of long bearded goats. The staff are amazing, very protective of their charges but so... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The volunteers were very helpful and explained how the sanctuary began. Seeing all these donkeys and being able to brush them or just stand beside them was a lovely experience. The grounds are nice and the donkeys are healthy and happy! This is a place for anyone to visit. There is a shop to buy different things that help support... More 

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Guelph
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

These animals have a good life here, the farm looks relatively clean and the animals look well taken care of. Kids enjoyed the outing but did almost get bit. by one but the majority that you can pet are relatively good. Worth a trip to enjnoy.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I see the titles of some of the other reviews "Happy donkeys", Awesome place ...", "Excellent choice ..." I aggree with all of them. This is a special place.

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Thank Everyscreennameistak
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place to visit and take the grandchildren - the people that created and run this place are to be commended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children aged 5 and 6. The sanctuary was well maintained and provided space for the youngsters to run around . We were looked after by knowledgeable and sincere volunteers who were enthusiastic to share the habits and history of donkeys. The kids were encouraged to brush them and pat them safely.... More 

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