Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary

Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary (RBDS) is a charitable (501c3) organization currently located in the rural Edna Valley area of Arroyo Grande, California; whose mission is to support and give homeless or mistreated donkeys, a good safe and healthy new home. RBDS provides the shelter, feed, vet care, medicines and exercise needed to accomplish this.

RBDS maintains this website as well as a Facebook page in which we provide the stories of our organization and individual animals.  Through these media vehicles, we answer questions, provide information and educate the public as to the goodness of donkeys. The goal being to reduce misperceptions about them; which can often lead to their mistreatment and/or abandonment.

RBDS welcomes and encourages individuals or groups to visit and engage with our donkeys.

RBDS operates on contributions from its principals as well as outside donations. Anyone interested in helping can make a donation through PayPal or a check directly to our facility below.

For more information about our programs and facilities please contact us:

Jim & Carlen Eckford

Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary
1604 Tiffany Ranch Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93405

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