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Pasado's Safe Haven

Rating: 4.08 stars   101 reviews 7,891


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.

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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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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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1 person found this review helpful

A wonderful place where farm animals as well as cats and dogs can live in comfort while recuperating or waiting to be rehomed. The staff here is so dedicated and compassionate. A small organization that does a lot!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I rehabbed 3 of the Fox hounds rescued by Pasado. These beautiful animals might have been put down without the wonderful job PSH did to get them the help they needed. We were able to find 2 of the fixies great homes. One, we fell in love with and adopted!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I adopted one of the Chehalis fox hounds from Pasado's. This dog was so damaged from the hoarding environment he was saved from that even now, after almost a year, he's still extremely shy of people - but he's learning what a dog does. The quality of care at Pasado's is second to none - I know that Dooley (our bundle of joy) has a special bond with the Pasado folks that looked after him - and he's building that with my wife (it's more slow going with me).
I've been to Pasado's a good number of times and have never, ever, regretted the middling-large sums I directly donated or enabled the donation of to Pasado's.
Pasado's staff, in personal acts of good will, have also helped us incredibly in bringing Dooley around (and I hate to say, caring for him when we left town - life savers!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first got introduced to Pasado's through a co-worker so when I wanted to adopt a dog I immediately thought of Pasado's. At that time Pasados still had many of the rescued foxhounds (they were rescued from a sever hoarding case) available for foster or adoption so I signed up. The staff was excellent and helped me with any and all questions. They were very frank with some of the things I could expect to encounter with one of these special dogs as well as making sure I didn't have any unrealistic expectations of what these dogs could handle in the beginning. When I went to look at the dogs the staff was very helpful in helping me pick the right dog for me and my situation. I went to look at one dog but, after speaking with the staff, I ended up with another. I thank every person involved for helping make that decision. I started fostering Truman and, after 5 months, adopted him. He is one of the best decisions I have ever made and I know that he would not be in my life if it wasn't for Pasado's and all of the help and guidance I received from the staff. I continue to support the organization and fully recommend anyone looking for a new animal start there. The staff will be honest with you and will make sure that you do not go into it without knowing what you are getting into. Thank you Pasado's for helping me find my hound - he makes me smile every day and life would not be nearly as enjoyable without him.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I started out fostering a foxhound that came from a hoarding situation. Our dog was one of many that Pasado's helped rescue from horrible conditions. The staff at Pasado's were so helpful giving us much needed advise and guidance before and after bringing Chuck home, we could not have done it without their support. We eventually adopted Chuck, there really is not a day that I don't feel grateful having this guy in our lives, he makes us laugh, he makes us proud of the dog he has become. I can't imagine what his life could have been without Pasado's.

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1 person found this review helpful

I am disheartened to read some of the previous negative reviews about Pasados. I have been working with their organization for the past 3 1/2 years and have found their people to be caring, compassionate and very dedicated to helping animals in need. While volunteering for another organization I was approached by a man who had been observing a travel trailer parked on a street with around eight cats and two dogs confined in it. I checked out the situation, contacted one of Pasados animal abuse investigators and they responded immediately, worked with the local police, and removed the animals. They do a fantastic job removing animals from abusive situations, rehabilitating them, and then finding appropriate loving homes for those animals.

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1 person found this review helpful

Pasado's Safe Haven is a well managed, efficient organization fighting animal cruelty on four fronts with separate programs. I got involved when my daughter started volunteering on Saturdays. My exposure to the animals at the sanctuary and the incredible staff compelled me to get involved.

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