Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Scenic AZ. Satellite Adoption Center, would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone for the show of support we received during our Annual “Christmas with the Donkeys”, that was held December 8, 2018 . Joan Dunkle who runs the adoption center said, “This is our opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to the community and all our supporters.”

The event was great fun, with lots of people attending. Many of those attending were new to the donkey rescue. The pens and area were covered with Christmas stockings and colorful decorations. Informative posters were placed around the areas so people could read about the donkeys, see information on those available for foster or adoption and laarn more about Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. Each donkey had his/her own stocking ready to be filled with treats on Christmas.

Christmas with the Donkeys-Lori Bane

The stars of the event were the rescue donkeys. Some donkeys were even dressed in holiday attire with Christmas hats and garlands.




Volunteers were available at the corrals and throughout the venue to answer questions and assist with introducing people to the donkeys.

PVDR is currently working on several wild burro projects in conjunction with the Federal Government. These projects include Ajo Arizona, the Mojave National Preserve and the iconic burros from Death Valley. For more information and to see how you can help:



Thank you to the many volunteers who worked to make this event a success. The Mesquite Showgirls were there to help and were dressed in their holiday red and white. Thank you Smith’s Food and Drug Store for your support. We appreciate everyone that shares their time helping with our events and helping at the adoption center in Scenic.


A very special thank you to Santa Claus who took time from his busy schedule to attend the event and wish everyone happy holidays.

And also a big thank you to all of you that took time to come and support the event. We appreciate the people that continue to follow the donkey rescue and those new individuals who will now become part of the PVDR Family.

Joan Dunkle

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Scenic AZ. Satellite Adoption Center