We have now closed on the new Rancho Burro property at 4855 Righetti Road, SLO, Ca.

Isaman Design in SLO, Ca. has been contracted to handle the architectural aspects of this new 45acre site. The extra space will give us the ability to take in more homeless donkeys and provide them with a more appropriate topography to roam. This landscape will more approximate the healthy, open range grazing life they would experience in the wild.

Rancho Burro is embarking on a plan to move to a new facility … a facility capable of providing a better environment for our current animals as well as additional barn space for more needy “long ears”. Another benefit will be much more pasture space for them to roam. It is heart breaking when we have to pass on taking in donkeys that need a home due to space limitations. We have clearly outgrown our current location which is primarily a rural residential, people centric neighborhood. For our new “donkey focused” facility, we have purchased a former cattle ranch in the Edna valley of San Luis Obispo, Ca. This nearby, 45 acre property, is undeveloped land so we face a big project involving electric power, water, roads and ultimately, buildings and pastures.