Our Donkeys


Meaning: “Wise Counselor”

Height: 48″ tall

Age: 6 Years old

Nickname: The Philosopher

Alfred is the philosopher of the herd. It is likely that he will solemnly stand and watch newcomers before engaging with them, carefully accessing his surroundings. He handles both new situations and daily routines with intelligence and great care. He is gentle, yet playful, and highly protective of humans. Alfred was rescued from Nogales, Arizona where he was to be shipped to a kill pen in Mexico. We saved him from this horrible fate, and he continues to give back by being an absolutely wonderful therapy donkey.

His birthday is 10th of June


Meaning: “Noble, Bright”

Height: 40″ tall

Age: 5 years old

Nickname: The Cool Guy

Albert is on the shy side and he is a very calm. He likes to play with all the other donkeys, but being cuddled is what he loves best! He is one of the most tender souls on our team and is an outstanding addition to the donkey therapy program.

His birthday is 1st October


Meaning: “Free Man”

Height: 57″ tall

Age: 13 years old

Nickname: Super Hoover

Charles is a gentle giant!

We love Charles and he loves people! Vocal and demonstrative, he will let you know that he wants to say. Despite his horse-like size, he is tender and loves to show affection. We’re very happy to have Charles in our therapy program.

His birthday is 16th December.


Meaning: “Prosperous Spear”

Height: 33″ tall

Age: 6 years old

Nickname: Sweet Rascal

Edgar is loving and sweet and has learned to trust humans once again, but this has taken time. Edgar suffered severe abuse before we rescued him, but with diligent training and great care, he has become an amazing therapy donkey. Edgar is one of our smaller therapy animals, but that does not stop him from occasionally bossing his companions around! Often, Edgar can be seen alongside his best friend, Alfred.

His birthday is 12th of February


Meaning: ” Determined Protector”

Height: 31″ tall

Age: 18 years old

Nickname: Napoleon

Guillermo is small in size, but big in personality! As the most mature member of our team, he thinks he is the boss of the herd. He is also an outstanding therapy donkey. Guillermo’s special gift is his ability to stay calm and steady in any given situation. Guillermo was rescued from Yuma, AZ after the Sheriff found him wandering in the desert. Guillermo is an old soul, and if you ask him, he will deny he is a donkey, and rather insist he should be living in the house with the humans.  

His birthday is 21st of May. 


Meaning: ” Innocence and modesty”

Height: 43″ tall

Age: 6 years old

Nickname: Chief Trouble Maker

She is the lady of the herd!  

She has an alpha personality in the herd. The boys are obedient when she comes… She is very smart. We love her ears!

Her birthday is 28th of April.


Meaning: Happiness, Lucky

Height: 45″ tall

Age: 6 years old

Our new boy! 

Felix is our newest donkey. He comes from BLM, he is feral. He just start his training. He is very gentle, calm. His training will take time, but he showed great qualities to become a therapy donkey

His birthday is 14th of September.

We are located in Cave Creek, Arizona.

The Donkeys of the Heart, Inc is federally registered 501(c)3. (EIN 84-3626-799).