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!
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
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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 1060 donkeys and rehomed over 1005 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.
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.
We have bottled water for guests.
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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.
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Mon, Oct 21 From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
$30 per person
6 of 10 spots left
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
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!
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