Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (The)

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; DSC
Office Phone 519-836-1697
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Primary Contact Lesley Bayne, Executive Director
Volunteer Coordinator Jacqueline Sincovich, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Description (Site) Located 1km west of Hwy 6, second road north of Hwy 401 (take exit 295, Hwy 6 N)
Located In Community Puslinch
Address & Map
6981 Concession 4
Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
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Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Some trails and areas of the barnyard have uneven terrain
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Rescues, rehabilitates and protects abandoned, neglected or abused donkeys, mules and hinnies. Education programs onsite for visitors and a separate education program for equine owners and workers.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Sanctuary Farm is closed to visitors and volunteers until further notice. 
Provides a lifelong home for animals admitted to DSC 
* Humane Education Program promotes concepts of stewardship of animals and land 
* group guided tours for special interest groups 
* sanctuary does not buy, sell or breed animals
Hours Seasonally Sun 10 am-3 pm, May-Oct 
Also open the four Sundays before Christmas
Dates May-Oct, closed Nov but open again in Dec
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Must be 16 years old to volunteer. Visitors 12 years and younger must be under the direct supervision of an adult at all times. 
Strollers, wagons, food, drink are not permitted in the barnyard area.
Application For information or to book group tours, e-mail
Languages English
Fees Admission - $15 per person, $10 for students, seniors and children younger than 12 years
Time-Limited Events Pace for the Donkeys 5km run in Sep
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1992
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Meetings AGM in April
Resources Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) Accredited Facility
Service Categories Protective Services for Animals