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Pasado's Safe Haven

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Working to end animal cruelty.

Target demographics: 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

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

147 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Patricia L. W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered here at Pasado's Safe Haven, specifically the dog area, several times, and it is truly a sanctuary away from the suffering the animals have endured. Beautiful relaxing rural environment. I prefer volunteering here than in shelters.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best rescue I've ever volunteered for. Much better environment for the animals compared to the typical animal shelters with overcrowded kennels. It is in a natural setting, and well-designed. The dogs have their own little cabins with a doggy door to their own yard. Nice short trail by a stream and roads around the sanctuary to walk the dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering at Pasado's after searching for a way to become involved in animal welfare. I could never have imagined how formative the experience would be. Pasado's Safe Haven truly embodies the concept of a safe haven - it is so evident that each caregiver, staff member, and volunteer there wants nothing more than to make sure all of the animals experience the care, attention, and love they deserve. The amount of work Pasado's does in communities speaks volumes of the commitment to their mission statement and values. Knowing Pasado's Safe Haven exists to stand against the cruelties animals experience, and to address not only the symptoms but the causes of that reality, is inspiring and comforting. I was constantly amazed by how helpful caregivers were to volunteers - I truly felt like my time was appreciated and I was able to learn things about animal welfare and specific animal behaviors because the caregivers were willing to answer my questions and even show me things they thought I might be interested in. The most important part of Pasado's- the reason the sanctuary is so special - is because each animal is considered an individual and that is so apparent in how the caregivers treat them and the amount of time and effort expended on each one. Volunteering at Pasado's was a highlight of my week each time- it felt like a sanctuary for the people as well!

Salena H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There isn't be a better place to volunteer than Pasado's! I create my own schedule and they've pretty much got a position for any fitness level! Plus, there's more opportunity to change it up if you're not challenged enough. Everyone is super friendly and the animals are being amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a rescued cat, Doug, from Pasado's Safe Haven. The staff members at Pasado's are knowledgable, caring and thorough. Doug is now a loving part of a safe and happy family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pasado's is a fantastic safe haven for animals. Every single person there, you know they care with their whole heart. This is an amazing place and it feels so good to be there and be a part of something so incredible.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent organization with a high standard of animal care.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pasado's Safe Haven is an incredible organization saving the animals. It's incredible to see not only the dogs and cats but pigs, goats sheep and more at their sanctuary. It's clear the staff that takes care of the animals care deeply and are knowledgeable about the animals.

JennyRF

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege to work at Pasado's Safe Haven for 11 years. I have watched this organization tackle many challenges with grace and much success. I have seen Pasado's Safe Haven grow from a small non-profit to a strong organization with a fierce voice for the animals. The comprehensive approach that is in place is extremely impactful in saving hundreds of thousands lives. Pasado's Safe Haven is a force to be reckoned with.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Pasado's Safe Haven since 2005. They are an amazing organization that works tirelessly against animal cruelty. They rehabilitate and find forever homes for dog, cat, and farm animals; most arriving from abuse or neglect. It is so rewarding to watch an animal come in with the look of hopelessness in their eyes and watch them transform and learn to trust again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an incredible organization that truly goes above and beyond for the animals they rescue. Once rescued, the animals in their care are given as much time as they need to heal and find their forever home. The sanctuary is beautiful and definitely worth a visit!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that saves a lot of lives. I adopted a dog this past year that they rescued from an illegal puppy mill operation, and it has been an amazing experience. This organization has a long history of rescuing animals who are in the most need of help.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting this sanctuary for a handful of public tours over the year and have followed the rescue stories and other work that they do closely. I am always impressed by and appreciative of the great work that these people do for animals of all kinds. Their cruelty case work is particularly impressive - especially considering their small, but talented team.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a monthly donor to Pasado's Safe Haven through an animal sponsorship. I have visited a few times and have never been anything short of astounded at the care and love they have for the animals. The animals are always healthy, active, and alert. Their pastures are clean and inviting, filled with rocks, dirt, grass, trees, and/or large open fields - pretty much anything the animals would need to make a home in this kind place. If you are looking for an animal sanctuary to support, I would highly recommend this one for their amazing animal care.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet Lilly dog from Pasado's Safe Haven last month after she was rescued from a horrible puppy mill. You can tell the staff truly cares about the animals and the work they do. They took the time not only to help me find a dog, but to help me find the RIGHT dog. My home is filled with so much happiness thanks to Lilly and thanks to Pasado's Safe Haven.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization does incredible work to fight animal cruelty and provide a safe place to land for many animal survivors of abuse and neglect. Their approach is full-circle to address rescue, homelessness prevention, education and outreach, and their staff is incredibly dedicated to this work. Pasado’s Safe Haven fills a gap in our system and we are lucky to have them working so hard in our community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Just realized that they are GFAS certified. I'm not surprised, but this is a huge accomplishment, and should make every donor feel safe and secure that the animals that are rescued are being cared for in a facility with the highest standards, and with oversight to those standards. Good job Pasado's, on always pursuing that highest standard in sanctuary care.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am proud to have been involved with Pasado's Safe Haven for the past 12 years. This non-profit is exemplary in every way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Pasado's in various capacities since 2009. I have learned how to muck pastures and stalls, feed lettuce to chickens and bottle-feed baby goats. I have walked dogs, played with cats and cleaned chicken coops. I have been so close to a cow that their sheer mass and size have given me pause. For someone like me, who has loved animals since before I could even walk, volunteering at Pasado's feels like coming home. It doesn't matter if I am covered in poop, hay and sweat, I feel like every minute I spend there is worth it because I am helping the animals that are in need. I love Pasado's!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I have volunteered at Pasado's Safe Haven for years and love both the rescued animals and the staff who care for them. It's a wonderful respite for farm animals and people like us who prefer to see them living happy lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit fills a unique role. They work hard to get at the root causes of animal cruelty, and to make systemic changes that impact the way people think about and treat animals. Their impact is far reaching, and the sanctuary is an amazing place for people to connect with the animals rescued from cruelty.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This team is making a real impact in the lives of animals through improving animal welfare laws, holding people accountable for acts of animal cruelty, and healing the animals who make it through the gates of their sanctuary.

Nancy181

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I reached out for help with a hoarding situation involving a cats a dog three rabbits and over 300 chickens, I received tremendous help from Kim, their cruelty investigator. Anytime I have dealt with this organization I have been treated courteously and with compassion. In a previous year while working to assist with barn cat placements, Stephanie made herself available at every stage and listened to/followed up on every suggestion I made - her dedication and the obvious caring about the individual lives of every animal in the sanctuary made the whole process a delight. In every communication I have had with Jenny, I have received a prompt response and assistance in finding the answers to my questions. I appreciate the "genuineness" of everyone I have met in this organization, they truly care about the animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I never met a more caring, dedicated, and passionate group of people than I have at Pasado's Safe Haven. Everyone there from the management/administrative team to the farm hands loves the animal residents. It evident from the way they speak about them and how they treat them. Every animal is cherished and loved, no matter what. I want to spread the word to as many people as possible about this wonderful organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing sanctuary. Donations are used wisely and the money goes far. Caring staff and volunteers. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Pasado's Safe Haven since 2001. It is a wonderful sanctuary for rescued abused farm animals, as well as dogs and cats. They not only receive top notch care, but lots of love as well. The staff and volunteers strive to end animal abuse, whether domestic or farm animals.

Sheltopia

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic work for the animals! A great place to volunteer on an ongoing basis or for a community or company caring day. Very supportive. Also, love the events at the sanctuary: Fire & Earth cooking classes, tours, LoveBash! and celebrations for the turkeys. Absolutely do visit this caring place. The animals arrive at the sanctuary from terrible situations of abuse and neglect — however, the sanctuary itself is a happy, caring place of healing on a beautiful property. They do great work including educational outreach, promoting plant-based meals, and advocating for animals (including working with local police and animal welfare organizations).

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing! I've visited several animal sanctuaries, including Farm Sanctuary and The Gentle Barn, and Pasado's Safe Haven vastly outshines them all in terms of animal care and teamwork.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this place! So many animals! So many great caregivers and volunteers.

Christina P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be involved with Pasado’s. This organization has saved and changed the lives of so many animals and being a part of that is truly an inspiration and has changed my life. On top of doing such effective and meaningful work, they make it easy for volunteers like me to participate by being incredibly organized and well run, and providing a vast variety of opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this place so much! They do incredible things for their animals and help where it's needed

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A wonderful place for rescued animals to have a second chance!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dedicated to compassion, protecting the victims of animal crimes, and spreading the love while educating the public about animal issues.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pasado's is amazing! 85 acres of beautiful rolling hills and well kept grounds and animal enclosures. This is what an animal sanctuary SHOULD be. It's lovely, peaceful and worth visiting. The drive is great
The animals were all well cared for, happy and even the ones who were more isolated due to temperament had a large open, clean kennel area to play in. You could tell right away as you entered each area, that the animals love the staff and volunteers too...even after they have come from such brutal beginnings, we didn't see more than a handful that we exhibiting any fear at all. A true testimate to the resilience of animals!
Way to go Pasado's! Keep up the great work!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Snohomish County and the Greater Seattle Area are so lucky to have an organization like this in their back yard. This organization is not only a sanctuary for homeless, abused and neglected animals but a strategic partner is the fight to end animal cruelty. PSH is making a true impact by improving animal welfare laws, holding people accountable for acts of animal cruelty, providing educational opportunities for the public, and caring for the animals on their farm.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked closely with numerous non-profits for over 20 years. From everything I've witnessed, this staff, along with its volunteers and donors, are the real deal. They are doing the tough work day in and day out that is making an impact.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed being a part of Posada Haven. THE INTERACTION WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND
THE CATS GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS MY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES.
I will be bring on several new individuals to experience the animals, physical and mental tasks and people of the haven. We older folks need this experience. Thank you Pasado.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pasado's Safe Haven is a true sanctuary. Sick and neglected animals receive excellent care; which allows them to heal both physically and mentally. The love they receive from staff and volunteers helps them learn to trust again. I am honored to be a volunteer for this amazing pro-animal organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing people, amazing animals, amazing passion! The first day driving up to Pasado's was a dream come true. I've wanted to volunteer for an animal sanctuary for years and they blew my expectations out of the water for what a rescue facility can be. Animals are not only given a second chance at life here, but an amazing home, if need be, staffed by people who's compassion and love for animals is more than abundant. I'm so grateful to be apart of such an amazing, loving family and to be able to help all their beautiful inhabitants live an abundant, safe life.