If you find yourself looking for a way to spend a day and Guelph is accessible to you, definitely check out the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada! This is a non-profit organization that takes in injured, abused, or neglected donkeys, or those in need of a new home for other reasons.
The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada was established way back in 1992 and is located in Puslinch just off off of Highway 6. This beautiful sanctuary offers nearly 100 donkeys from all walks of life 100 acres of land to call home. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada itself also facilitates foster families for donkeys in need as well as, of course, adoptions!
Something worth mentioning is that you can actually sponsor a particular donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada and go and visit him or her throughout the season! How cute is that!? You can check out the individual donkey biographies here and decide which one you’d like to sponsor (it’d make a great gift!).
It’s so heart warming to see these animals living their second chance at life to the fullest. Entry to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is donation based, with a suggested donation of $10 an adult…which is totally fair!
Make sure you check out the days and hours that the farm is open before heading out, but otherwise be prepared to have your heart melt with donkey love! The donkeys are way more affectionate and interested in the visitors at the farm than I thought they were going to be.
You’ll definitely leave the farm with a “favourite” donkey!