Karoo Donkey Sanctuary rehomes outreach donkeys (Donkeys that we work with outside the Sanctuary that desperately need a foster home) through our Foster Care initiative.

The initiative operates on a monitored loan basis which means we check in to see how they’re doing from time to time so we can make sure that they – and you – are happy. Due to our limited resources, our Foster Care Initiative operates in the Western Cape province only.

If you and your family have decided you’d like to give a home to a Donkey from Karoo Donkey Sanctuary’s Foster Care initiative, please inquire at

We are currently piloting a scheme to transfer ownership of some of our outreach donkeys that have been on loan for a very long time. This will free up resources and allow us to help even more homeless donkeys in need of our help.