Journey with the Longears at Longhopes

Bennett, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Victoria

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Private groups available for up to 10.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

In our tour you will learn about Longhopes, its mission and vision, and meet our donkeys. The experience is 2 hours long but may be longer depending how long you want to brush donkeys for ;) You will learn about their health, behavior, and medical needs that we provide when donkeys are rescued. You will see first hand results of past extreme rehabilitation cases. You then will walk through our paddocks... NO BINOCULARS NEEDED! Just your HANDS to pet them! Through the barns and paddocks you will meet our 60 residents and learn all of their stories. You will learn about our gentlest donkeys and will have a chance to experience meeting donkeys that have just entered our rehabilitation program. You will see our obstacle course and training arena, our hospital room, recovery room, barn and padock for our special needs donkeys, and will get to meet, pet, hug, kiss, and take several pictures with our donkeys. At the end of the tour you have the opportunity to feed treats to our senior donkeys, spend time brushing them, and help us with their training! Your experience will directly benefit the rehabilitation of the donkeys to help them get adopted into their forever home!
Other things to note
Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes to walk in. Wear sun screen in summer/Heavy coats and hats in winter. During winter it can be muddy, so wear appropriate footwear to enjoy the tour.
In our tour you will learn about Longhopes, its mission and vision, and meet our donkeys. The experience is 2 hours long but may be longer depending how long you want to brush donkeys for ;) You will learn about their health, behavior, and medical needs that we provide when donkeys are rescued. You will see first hand results of past extreme rehabilitation cases. You then will walk through our paddocks... NO BINOCULARS NEEDED! Just your HANDS to…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    We have bottled water for guests.

Meet your host, Victoria

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 154 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Victoria I am the Executive Director at Longhopes Donkey Shelter. Longhopes is a 501- c3 that has been around for over 20 years and has rescued over 1200 donkeys and rehomed over 1100 of them. I have a double major in Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis in wild life perservation. I also have a Master's Degree in Environmental Law and Animal Rights. I am passionate about the work we do and I am excited to share this experience with everyone that loves animals and nature! Longhopes is a magical place and a safe haven for several homeless donkeys waiting for their new begining.
My name is Victoria I am the Executive Director at Longhopes Donkey Shelter. Longhopes is a 501- c3 that has been around for over 20 years and has rescued over 1200 donkeys and rehomed over 1100 of them. I have a double major in Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis in wild life perservation. I also have a Master's Degree in Environmental Law and Animal Rights. I am passionate about the work we do and I am excited to share this experience with everyone that loves animals and nature! Longhopes i…
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/ person
Tue, Aug 3
$50 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This time is popular
$50 per person
Wed, Aug 11
$50 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 5 other guests
$50 per person
Fri, Aug 13
$50 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This time is popular
$50 per person

About the organization: Longhopes Donkey Shelter



Longhopes Donkey Shelter is a 501 c(3) that has been operating for 20 years. It is the longest standing non profit donkey rescue in the nation and the only one that respects donkeys instinctual bonding behavior. Longhopes mission is to be the voice, hands, and home for domestic and feral donkeys in the United States.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Longhopes Donkey Shelter.
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Where you'll be

The experience will occur at Longhopes Donkey Shelter: in the event center and outside in the barns and paddocks. We have 10 barns and paddocks. A hospital room, dental room, recovery room, feed room, barn and padock for special needs donkeys, training arena, and obstacle course.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 154 reviews.

Cara
July 2021
You'll love this tour. Not only do you get a ton of time with many donkeys to love on... You also learn quite a bit about the sanctuary, their mission, and donkey care in general. Victoria and crew really make you feel at home and included. Their passion is infectious!
You'll love this tour. Not only do you get a ton of time with many donkeys to love on... You also learn quite a bit about the sanctuary, their mission, and donkey care in general.…
Bandera
July 2021
We had a wonderful experience. It was highly educational with a lot of donkey petting. Would definitely go again. Expect to get a little dirty when you’re lovin on the Donkeys.
Mallory
July 2021
The donkey’s are so sweet and the staff are lovely. You can tell they really care about the animals and want to provide the best experience possible for everyone involved.
Andria
July 2021
I surprised my husband for his birthday with a trip to the longhopes donkey shelter. We have both always loved donkeys from afar, and to be able to interact with them in person was truly amazing. Longhopes is an absolutely magical place and Victoria is like a living angel. Her passion and knowledge for these incredible creatures is so wonderful and she is such an excellent ambassador for the shelter. She makes this experience so very special and I highly recommend it to anyone considering! It was a day to remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you to Victoria and everyone at longhopes for all you do for these precious donkeys!
I surprised my husband for his birthday with a trip to the longhopes donkey shelter. We have both always loved donkeys from afar, and to be able to interact with them in person wa…
Abigail
July 2021
This was an amazing experience and I want to return already! Victoria is a wonderful and knowledgeable host. The donkeys were also hospitable as they allowed us to pet, scratch, brush, and feed them. Except Gideon as he was more interested in lunch :)! What a great place for these donkeys to live!
This was an amazing experience and I want to return already! Victoria is a wonderful and knowledgeable host. The donkeys were also hospitable as they allowed us to pet, scratch,…
Megan
July 2021
Such a wonderful hands on experience with the donkeys! Victoria is very knowledgeable, kind, and a really engaging guide. Can't wait to go back again some time!

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  • Tue, Aug 3
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $50 per person
  • Wed, Aug 11
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $50 per person
  • Fri, Aug 13
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $50 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.