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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

158 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This sanctuary goes above and beyond with the rescuing, rehabilitation, nurturing and loving of each being that enters their gates. The staff and volunteers are amazing! They’ll get up in the wee hours, to drive hours to get informed information to analyze the next steps in the care of a baby goat. The LOVE towards all the residents they care for is very easy to see by their interactions, in showing every being brought in a better life, they are a very dedicated and learned group of people who give selflessly to the betterment of every creature in their care, with the eventual outcome being in finding forever loving homes.
They teach others that abuse and neglect is not tolerated. They go into the schools and educate, they educate the law-enforcement fields with how to get correct information to bring offenders to justice, and offer spay/neutering services for low/no income to stop needless overpopulation, to name a few things.
I am very proud and humbled to be a part of this Sanctuary, in any capacity that I can serve and giving the animals a better life.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pasado's Safe Haven is an incredible organization making a positive difference in the lives of so many animals. They are always transparent about their work and keep their community in the loop with updates. I've seen firsthand how well the animals are cared for and loved while at the sanctuary. I'm happy to support such a worthwhile cause. 

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of Pasado's Safe Haven since I first visited the sanctuary in 2002. Now, as a proud team member, I get to see first-hand the work that is done and the incredible commitment to the same original mission that is provided by everyone who works and volunteers there. We are all passionate about ending animal cruelty, and providing the best possible lives for the animals that come through our gates, whether they are there only briefly before being adopted, or for many years.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to be able to support the incredible work that Pasado's Safe Haven does on behalf of animals everywhere. They care so much about each life they save, and it's evident in the quality of care they provide. They also do so much for our community through their spay/neuter and food bank program.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pasado's Safe Haven is one of the most incredible organizations I've had the pleasure of being a part of! With the mission of ending animal cruelty, you can feel the dedication and compassion of every employee and volunteer from the moment you set foot on the sanctuary. My daughter and I volunteer together and whether we're pulling weeds, mucking stalls, sitting with kitties, petting pigs and donkeys, lugging buckets, playing with goats, or taking inventory of donations, it's the best part of every week! It takes an enormous amount of work to make good on the promise made to every animal who enters Pasado's ("Now you are safe!"), and we are grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in ensuring these deserving animals get a second chance for a healthy, happy life.

Becky M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't tell you how wonderful the folks at Pasado's are. I was there to adopt two new kittens. They sat with me and talked to me about me, my space, what I can give to new kittens. They then walked me around to meet all their cats. They made sure that I was a good fit for the kittens and the kittens were a good fit for me. I left with my boys - Booch and Shep. We had a little bit of a adjustment and there was some big brother kitten bullying. The folks at Pasado's called me and helped me get the boys back to brotherly love with a little wrestling thrown in for good measure. The best part is that we can still keep in touch with them and update them on the daily goings on with our new forever friends in their facebook group. I can't thank them enough for doing what they do..

Client Served

Rating: 5

We heard of this place from our 10 year old that visited on a field trip with the YMCA. He couldn't stop talking about how amazing it was and all the work they were doing to help the animals they had on site. He was so vocal about it that when it came to get a new dog, this was the first place we went.

Everyone was super helpful, the process was thoroughly done, and the litter of puppies we decided on where very well taken care of. The facility is well maintained and the staff has been great even after adoption.

I absolutely love that they get children involved and interested in helping animals, my son can't wait to go back and volunteer when he's old enough!

Danielle M.14

Client Served

Rating: 5

I work at a veterinary clinic that Pasado’s brought a puppy to during an emergency(he was fine!). Well I fell in love with that pup the second I saw him! Everyone I spoke with during the interview and visits to their property were so kind and excited for out story it made adoption even more special!! They really go above and beyond to rescue the animals in need as well as for all the animals in their care!

Linda P.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pasado's has the most kindest and knowledgeable personnel. I have adopted from them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted two wonderful animals from Pasado's and am currently fostering a cat with special needs. After adopting my first animal from Pasado's I signed up to be a volunteer because I am passionate about the work that they do. Pasado's is an incredible organization dedicated to rescuing all kinds of animals from neglect and abuse. Everyone who works there and volunteers there is passionate about the animals and loves them unconditionally.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization truly working on behalf of animals everywhere. Their hard work investigating cruelty and rescuing animals from horrific situations like hoarding and fighting are literally saving hundreds of lives a year. Pasado's is also transparent throughout their organization.

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.

Ashley165

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at Pasados is by far the most rewarding thing I have ever done. The grounds are amazing! Each and every animal gets the absolute best care when they go there. Each dog gets its own cabin and yard! The kitties have hundreds of toys and multiple catios to choose from. The farm animals have fields to roam and play in. Pasados truly is the definition of animal sanctuary. I feel so honored to be apart of something so amazing with a group of people who truly love animals and enjoy spending their time helping them and loving them.

Stacey58

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My time at Pasado's began at a tour during the holiday season. I was so moved and inspired by the work they do, I just had to be a part of it! When I am able, I enjoy every minute on the farm and never regret joining the volunteer team. ☺️

1 Kyle35

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 !

2 Elise6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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?

2 Robin153

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Christi10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Samantha83

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Melody13

Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

**** SHADY ORGANIZATION****

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

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 Kim_W

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Susan399

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.