Discover the world of donkey-assisted therapy and how it benefits both donkeys and humans. The Donkey Sanctuary is continually building the programme for a stronger impact in the future.
Donkeys and dragons help bereaved families
We collaborated with Pete’s Dragons, an Exmouth-based charity, to provide an unforgettable experience for local families bereaved by suicide.
Donkeys help improve key life skills
Francis started attending our sanctuary in Leeds regularly when he was four years-old for donkey-assisted therapy. Francis has complex physical disabilities, and the sessions helped with his core body strength.
A new found confidence
An eight-week programme of donkey-assisted therapy has given Gillian, who lives with social anxiety, the courage to overcome some of her fears in everyday life.
Experiencing the donkey bond
Meet Rebekah. She is 26-years-old and has been with The Donkey Sanctuary since March 2018 on work experience.
Donkey 'therapy' offers support to young cancer patients
A pair of young cancer survivors gained support with their emotional growth from an unlikely source - donkeys.
Reaching out at Christmas
Christmas is always a very busy time for our Donkey-Assisted Therapy centres and particularly so for the outreach team.
Ocean comes on leaps and bounds
Three-year-old Ocean has developed a real passion for donkeys. Find out how donkeys are helping this young boy to thrive.
Shared experiences with Bluto
Our Donkey-Assisted Therapy programme brings people and donkeys together here in the UK, in Europe and in the developing world, providing vulnerable people with opportunities for emotional connection, social interaction, communication and confidence-building.