Visit Us

Come and visit the donkeys and mules at the Sanctuary. Whether you choose a visit on an Open Day or prefer to book a private, expert-guided tour, be prepared to be charmed by these gentle animals. You will learn how we care for the animals, discover the donkeys’ personalities, the dynamics of the different groupings and get all your questions about donkeys answered by our incredible staff and volunteers.

*Although most areas are accessible for wheelchairs, some trails and areas of the barnyard have rough or uneven terrain

Open Days

Open Days have resumed for 2024!

The DSC gates are open to welcome visitors for our much-anticipated 2024 Season.  We are eager to reconnect with our community, share the joy of spending time with our wonderful donkeys, and showcase the incredible work that happens here.  

Annual Passes Now Available for Open Days!

We’re thrilled to introduce our brand new Annual Pass program , giving you unlimited access to our Open Days for a whole year! Whether you’re a dedicated donkey enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful escape in the company of gentle souls, our Annual Pass is your key to countless heartwarming encounters and unforgettable moments.

Here’s everything you need to know about our Annual Pass:

Unlimited Access: With your Annual Pass, you can walk in on any Open Day without the need for pre-booking tickets. Simply present your pass at the entrance and step into a world of tranquility and joy, surrounded by our donkeys and scenic landscapes.

Exclusive Benefits: As a Pass Holder, you’ll enjoy other exclusive perks, including a 10% discount on all in-person shopping at our Boutique. Treat yourself to unique gifts, souvenirs, and mementos to commemorate your visits and support our mission to care for donkeys in need.

Multiple Visits: Feel free to visit us multiple times on Open Days throughout the season, for the duration of your Pass validity (1year from the date of purchase). Whether you’re a frequent visitor or planning occasional outings with family and friends, your Pass ensures you’ll always have a warm welcome waiting for you at the Sanctuary.

How to Get Yours: Ready to start your journey of compassion and connection with our donkeys? Purchasing your Annual Pass is quick and easy. Simply click on the link above to purchase.  Save your pass on your phone or print out a copy and bring it with you on your visits.

Join us for Open Days and experience the magic of these gentle animals firsthand!


2024 Tours

Our tours have resumed for 2024! Join us for a delightful guided tour of the Sanctuary. We’ll be hosting tours on Mondays and Fridays. Have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 519-240-9412 or email

We can’t wait to share the beauty of the Sanctuary with you!

*Annual Passholders receive a discount for regular (8 person) tour bookings. 

Sanctuary Etiquette 
  • Keep in mind that you are visiting a working farm. 
  • Strollers are permitted except in the Donkey House and Learning Centre. 
  • Sippy cups, soothers, toys, food and beverages are not permitted.  (except in picnic area)
  • Supervise your children. 
  • Leave your pets at home.  Only service animals are permitted.
  •  Take care when interacting with the animals. Do not feed them.
  • Always wash your hands after touching an animal.
  • Please adhere to signage and avoid private areas. 
  • Do not open gates that are closed. No climbing on paddock fences.
  • Park in designated areas.

PACE for the Donkeys 5K Trail Run

Crowd of runners


Registration is now open!

Register here

Hey there, trailblazers and donkey enthusiasts alike!

Get ready to lace up your running shoes and join us for  PACE for the Donkeys 2024—a 5K trail run (and walkers, you’re more than welcome!) set amidst the picturesque trails and fields of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, nestled in the heart of Puslinch, Ontario.

Mark your calendars for September 29th, 2024, because that’s when the excitement kicks off! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a leisurely stroll through nature, this event is tailor-made for all ‘pacers’ out there. Plus, here’s the best part: every step you take helps support our furry friends—the donkeys!

So, grab your friends, gather your family, and join us as we trot, jog, or mosey along the trails. Let’s make this year’s PACE for the Donkeys the best one yet! We can’t wait to welcome you back to the farm for a day filled with fun, fitness, and a whole lot of heart. See you at the starting line! 


To achieve our mission, we rely on the generous support of individuals like you, who share our commitment to donkeys. Your donations could help rescue a donkey who is experiencing neglect, a mule who has never felt a gentle human hand, or teach equine caretakers the difference between a donkey and a horse so they can help donkeys thrive in different environments.