PVDR began as a backyard hobby in 2000 by Mark and Amy Meyers. The Rescue has grown to be the largest in the country with facilities stretching across the United States. These facilities include Rescue & Rehabilitation Ranches, Satellite Adoption Centers and large Sanctuaries.
With over 3,000 donkeys, PVDR prides itself on the quality of care that each donkey receives. All donkeys are microchipped upon arrival and their personal information is placed in a custom built Internet Data System. The system also tracts the donkey's location and medical history.
PVDR works with the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife as well as state and local law enforcement all across the country. PVDR specializes in abuse, neglect and abandonment cases as well as wild burro capture where the burros are under threat.
PVDR is funded entirerly by private donations. Please consider supporting our work.
The is no difference between a donkey and a burro. "Donkey" is used when referring to a domestic animal and "Burro" is used when referring to a wild one.
Donkeys can run at speeds over 30 miles per hour.
Donkeys can watch all four feet while walking/running, making them extrememly sure footed.
Donkeys can lose up to 30% of their body weight due to dehydration and gain it back in only a few minutes of drinking.
A male donkey is called a Jack and a female donkey is called a Jennet (Jenny).
A mule is a hybrid cross between a male donkey and a female horse.
A hinney is a hybrid cross between a male horse and a female donkey.
Peaceful Valley's Mission is to provide a safe and loving environment to all donkeys that have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are under threat of destruction.
Peaceful Valley strives to provide solutions to the many problems that plague these wonderful creatures by proving ethical stewardship over the funds that are necessary to fulfill this goal.
Peaceful Valley, with it's nationwide network of Ranch Facilities and Satellite Adoption Centers, is the country's leader in Rescue, Sanctuary, Adoption and Education.
Together, we can improve the Plight of the American Donkey.