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Pasado's Safe Haven

Rating: 4.14 stars   108 reviews 7,903


PO Box 171 Sultan WA 98294 USA


Working to end animal cruelty.

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Pasado's Safe Haven works to end animal cruelty.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

animals by investigating over 415 cases of neglect and abuse. We successfully performed over 3,000 spay/neuter surgeries to income qualified households and provided over 5,000 lbs of dog and cat food to local residents. Over 150 domestic and farmed animals call our sanctuary "home" on any given day

Geographic areas served:

Washington State and beyond


Spay/neuter assistance to low income households, pet food bank programs, cruelty investigations, animal rescue for both farmed and companion animals, and outreach and education.

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Reviews for Pasado's Safe Haven

Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, My name is Kyle Nelson, owner and operator of Kyle's Dog Training. I have been a volunteer at Pasado's for over 3 years and it was because of my experience with the dogs there and cruelty investiagtor Kim Coon, dog lead Caroline Milleson and many others that I found my true passion in life: working with dogs. Pasado's is a top notch non profit organization whose staff and volunteers work tirelessly to save dogs, cats, chickens, donkeys, horses and cows from cruel situations, puppy mills and hoarders. My experience volunteering there has been an amazing one and I know they will continue to do the exceptional and inspirational !

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pasado's is such a magical and inspiring sanctuary. There are so many rewarding volunteer opportunities and I never leave without a huge smile on my face. The staff and fellow volunteers are all very welcoming and the adorable animals of all species can teach you so much about love and compassion and forgiveness. What can beat saving animals with stunning mountain views?

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pasado's is a haven for such a range of different animals. So often, charities focus on animals the public sees as pet-worthy, and forget particularly about those considered 'food animals'. Whilst I'm not strictly vegetarian or vegan, the levels of abuse on factory farms concern me greatly and I appreciate Pasado's thinking of any animals being mistreated. Also, they are often first responders in emergency cases like the terrifying rape and hanging of a dog in WA recently. They help witness to local authorities the concern for animal abuse going on out of the public eye and a need for vigilance. They are also a haven for a range of volunteers - whether you have experience or not, you only need a compassion for innocent creatures. Knowing Pasado's exists helps me to sleep at night, in a world so filled with greed and the mistreatment of innocent creatures. Thank you, Robin Sanders.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with animals for 12 years. When I came across Pasados, I loved their mission and wanted to help. I've been a volunteer for almost 2 years now and can't say enough great things. They are dedicated and truly care about their animals. They go above and beyond to make sure the animals are happy and taken care of. I'm so happy that I chose Pasados as my happy place. I go every week because it makes me so happy to see how happy the animals are. Thank you Pasados for being so amazing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering some time at Pasado's Safe Haven, and the first thing I noticed was how clean the facility is, and how concerned they are, not only with the animals health, but their mental health also. The male goats they saved were all loving, gentle animals, well socialized not only with humans, but with other goats. I'm very impressed with this facility.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with Pasado's since Feb 2015. I love the open and welcoming atmosphere at the sanctuary. Everybody is there for the animals and no matter their job title, they are more that ready to help with whatever needs to be done. I have learned a lot and made some great friends.
Pasado's Safe Haven is a leader in animal welfare. They educate the community and fight tirelessly for the animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is samantha and I've been with posado's for a over 2 and a half years. I work with the dogs and cats. My time here has been amazing,eventful,and truly a blessing to get to know the staff and the animals here. My time with them has changed the way I see things and how I could help in ways I couldnt.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a low income senior. Recently I adopted sweet little poodle who WS retired young , because she ate her pups. When I got her, she was intact. Pasados wZ able to spay her microchip her flea treatment and worm meds give all her shots And a little cone this ngfor her head. Oh, and pain meds. For 40.00. 7 days in and my little poodle is feeling great. I could not afford to give all of this for the prices my regular vet charges. The pet food bank and rescue and rehome, as well as the feral cat fix And release, are done so well, the patients are treated well, and the pet parents don't feel a stigma About being poor. Special consideration was given to me be cause I am hearing impaired. This will be my legacy, to support such a wonderful organization. I my not have much, but what I have will go here.

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful


Not so safe haven.!!

I feel so bad for the animals left at Pasados, they are total control freaks and the Executive Director Laura Henderson has NO animal background or experience to run an animal rescue facility PROPERLY! She cares more about looking good in the public eye and scrutinizing and browbeating people to be vegan then what's important like actual rescuing animals in need, adoptions and proper care of the animals.

**** Fraud, intimidation, trespassing - Pasado's has a long history of fraud. Fraudulent fundraising and fraudulent use of money. A long history of slander, bullying, intimidation and harassment. Why do you think the Attorney General keeps a close-full watch on them??

Do your research before you give this group money! It goes to the Executive Director Laura Henderson & Director of Rescue and Investigations Kim Koon's over inflated salary!!!

A lot of people HAVE had concerns about this place for a long time.
If people questioned them they would be told with a quickness Pasado's would sue them. Or better yet fire them if they were an employee wanting better care for the animals, Laura Henderson has done this on many occasions.

Laura Henderson hired a Victoria Secret retail employee who had no prior sanctuary, rescue or Animal Care Management experience to become the Animal Care Manager to oversee all animal care.

This person was responsible for a diabetic cat named Ian to receive Insulin at certain times or he would go into diabetic shock & have seizures, Ian under the Animal Care Manager's supposed supervision relapsed and almost died many times because of her not getting up in time to give Ian his insulin ! MANY caregivers came to Laura about concerns that the Animal Care Manager was not giving several animals their medications on time and or at all Chester the blind pony for example was supposed to get his medication yet, there were many occasions where he did not causing him to become sick and be in pain. Their outside Equine Vet who is very credible has these "Lack of care issues" written in her notes that she gives to Laura Henderson- The vet was very concerned that Chester was not getting his medicine and stated as such!!

**** 5 Animal Caregivers soon quit because of lack of animal care that fell on deaf ears thanks to Laura Henderson not having any animal care experience or knowledge.

**** Whalen the newborn calf that was brought in through Monroe Animal Control NEVER did see a vet while he was alive at Pasado's only after when he had already died- he rallied for 3 or 4 days suffering yet NO vet was ever provided!! Why??

Isn't Pasado's supposed to help animals?
After all isn't that why Pasado's even exists is to help animals?

Law enforcement and animal control in Snohomish Co. refuse to work with Pasado's due to their ineptness. There are plenty of other worthy and HONEST charities and rescues out there who would use your money wisely. This organizations is not one of them!!!

Do not support Pasado's they are money grubbing media whores. Not much of your donations go to the animals' ACTUAL care.

****The horse supplements have been cut out as the Executive Director Laura Henderson has no concept or knowledge of animal care and feels that's an expense that is not needed , all of the horses have issues so the supplements are NEEDED, their own outside equine vet has told the Executive Director -Laura Henderson that cutting out the supplements was a bad idea. While the rest go to the enormous salaries of the Executive Director-Laura Henderson and her inept Director of Rescue and Investigations- Kim Koon who couldn't catch a clue even if it was her own dog's name!

**** The Executive Director Laura Henderson & board President sent out emails to ALL employees & Volunteers that they had to write good reviews on guide star to boost the ratings and make Pasado's look good while burying the bad reviews. Isn't that fraudulent right there?? The so called "good" reviews are biased and written by staff, if they want to keep their jobs of course they will write good reviews.

**** The Executive Director- Laura Henderson won't pay for critical medical care of dogs older then 9 years old, she has a $300 dollar limit on older animals. Why take them & promise the Donors the animal's will get the best care in their last years,months or weeks?

I'm sure the DONORS have no idea of this going on !!

****They buy animals ( goats, pigs, fowl) for tours to fill up the yards to look good for donations instead of actually going out and rescuing animals in need. Yet they spin it as a rescue, it's pathetic, yet it's much easier for the Director of Rescue and Investigations Kim Koon to purchase an animal then do her job of actually investigating and taking animals out of dire situations.

Stay away from this organization it is shady and misuses funds!! Pasados's needs to be shut down and the animals rescued from this so called "safe haven

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get a whole new board ! Fire Laura Henderson & Kim Koon - hire people that have the right experience and knowledge of running a rescue facility !!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for 13 years and a recent addition to the Board. I have had first-hand experience with PSH on many levels including the activities around rescue, cruelty investigations, tremendous attention to the well being for animals in their care on and off the premises, legislative efforts and the admirable stance on engaging with the public to strengthen all of the above as well as to foster awareneness of the truth in sanctuary for all life.

PSH has my support in their efforts to grow what I feel is a strong foundation with significant potential to be an even greater force in caring for lives while maintaining a leadership roll in the work to end all cruelty and suffering.

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