welcome to

the Donkey Sanctuary
of Canada

Donkye Girls looking through the fence

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada rescues and rehabilitates donkeys, mules and hinnies who have been neglected, abused or otherwise need Sanctuary. We also provide resources and education to the public and the equine world about the unique traits and needs of donkeys and donkey-hybrids.


Did you know…

When we hear the word “equine”, seldom are donkeys, mules and hinnies the animals that come to mind. Most people are surprised when they discover that Canada has a large population of donkeys, let alone a Sanctuary dedicated to their care.

Learn more about us and our work

Donkeys Monterey and Colby smiling


Sponsor a Donkey

Sponsor a donkey or mule and support their recovery and ongoing care. By sponsoring a donkey/mule/hinny, you become a vital in supporting their medical recovery and behavioral rehabilitation in helping them trust people again.  Sponsorships are $75 annually or $10 per month.

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Volunteer with us

Volunteer with the DSC in various capacities and help change the lives of all our resident donkeys, mules and hinnies. You will be rewarded with a bond with these forgotten equines that is unlike any other.

Find out how


It's the Time of Year for Holiday Giving

Warmest Greetings of the Season!

As the holiday season approaches, our hearts are filled with joy and a sense of gratitude for the wonderful gifts that life has to offer. It is also a time for reflection, compassion, and giving. This year, we invite you to be a part of The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada’s Holiday Appeal.

Donkeys are incredibly resilient and have a unique charm that captivates the hearts of all who encounter them. They have served humanity for centuries as loyal companions, hardworking laborers, and steadfast friends. Despite their important roles, donkeys are often overlooked or mistreated. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is dedicated to changing this narrative by providing shelter, medical care, and a life-long home to donkeys in need.

Our Holiday Appeal is an opportunity for you to have a meaningful impact on the lives of these exceptional and deserving animals. Your contribution will go towards providing essential care, food, shelter, and veterinary services to donkeys who have faced neglect, abuse, or hardship. Your gift can help heal their physical and emotional wounds, and it will also enable us to continue our education programs to raise awareness and promote understanding about donkey welfare.

To make your contribution to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada’s Holiday Appeal, simply visit our website at thedonkeysanctuary.ca or use the donation form provided. Every donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt and our heartfelt thanks for your generosity.

From all of us at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, we wish you a warm and joyful holiday season filled with peace, laughter, and the company of those you hold dear.


With heartfelt gratitude,

Janine Holman, Executive Director