Visit the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary for some great Christmas Gift Ideas, Christmas Cards and of course our new 2019 Calendar all available to buy in the shop for all your donkey loving friends and family.

Remember Donkey Adoptions, Donations and Gifts are still available to buy anytime through the Web site. Click here
Please note that all Christmas adoption orders will be sent out on the 17th December.

About Us

Having been approached by two separate donkey owners, over a fairly short period, to ask if she could help in re-homing their animals, Mrs.Rosemary Dale, a lifelong enthusiast and breeder of donkeys, decided, in October 2003, to found The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary.


A Charity registered in Scotland, Charity No SC034634, the aims are to provide permanent accommodation for donkeys and mules in need of re-homing whether as a result of rescue from cruelty or neglect or because the current owners could no longer care for them. The Scottish Borders is an ideal location for the Sanctuary, especially for donkeys from Scotland or the North of England. Owners from the North find it convenient to visit their former charges here. The rescue of donkeys and mules from the meat trade is also a high profile of the Sanctuary.


If you know of any donkey or mule in need of re-homing for whatever reason, we are able to advise or collect so please telephone or fill out the Contact Form.