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Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

#2 of 57 things to do in Guelph Features Animals
6981 Concession 4, Guelph, Ontario N0B 2J0, Canada
+1 519-836-1697
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it was a Christmas gift to my mum

we went during the sponsor visitation, about 4 months ago. just my mum and i. they have a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Guelph ....Ont., Canada
Fun Day!

I visited the sanctuary with my wife and teen daughter on Aug 9, 2017. It was a beautiful sunny... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mr P
Mississauga, 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 N0B 2J0, Canada
+1 519-836-1697
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Reviewed yesterday

we went during the sponsor visitation, about 4 months ago. just my mum and i. they have a great staff that directed us through out the whole place

Thank 536derrickb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the sanctuary with my wife and teen daughter on Aug 9, 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day. The donkeys were very friendly and fun to pet. We will be back again for sure. Admission is free. We gave a tax deductible donation...More

Thank Mr P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful 100 acre 'Donkey Sanctuary' of Canada in Guelph, Ontario is Admission Free. Run or Walk the 5k Donkey Trail through scenic countryside in support of these historical animals. Celebrate 25 Years of Donkey Experience at this amazing Sanctuary with your family and friends....More

Thank Darlene781
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guelph is home to one of the world's largest and most successful donkey sanctuaries. It is open on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer: Open Hours 10am - 3pm Sundays: May - October Wednesdays: July & August You can learn about donkeys during donkey talks...More

Thank ptesche
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough positive things about The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. It's a magical place that brings out the best in people. The scenery is picture perfect! It's a peaceful & happy place. It's a place of healing and wonder. The donkeys are amazing...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We learned a lot about donkeys and their ability to train the trainer. We were able to get close enough to pat some of the donkeys.

Thank Leo M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Check their website before going, Times are seasonal and they're not open to visitors every day. We've been supporters for years, and after seeing the donkeys, and hearing the tales of how they got here, I'm sure you'll be a supporter too.

Thank George D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I am a huge animal lover so I talked my girlfriend into bringing her grandaughter to the sanctuary to visit the donkeys. We were already in the area so it just made sense. There were approximately 80 donkeys and mules that you could react with....More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a very special place made for donkeys and mules, both animals which are commonly neglected even without malice. They require special care that many people do not undertake for them; they are different to look after than a horse. Here you can interact...More

Thank MeaghanEdwards
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went here one day with a group of friends. It was a great way to spend a day and relax with some animals.

Thank BlakeRichardson
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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