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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

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1

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.

1

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

While on the Pasado's tour, my son said "I didn't realize animals were so funny, or had personalities."

4 Elaine J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pasado's spade my dog free because I am low income senior. While they had her out they noticed she had some puppy teeth that hadn't fallen out and her new teeth where coming in. So they extracted them. That was very nice Thank you.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were wonderful a very helpful getting my cats fixed. I could not have gotten them fixed any other way. I appreciate their help very much.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2010 I had to put down my beloved 16 year old Border Collie/Black Lab mix dog, Sadie. It didn't take long for the for the despair of missing a canine companion to set in. I knew that I must get another dog. It was during my search for a new "family member" that I discovered Pasado's Safe Haven. There was one dog in particular who caught my eye - - and after going back to the website several times, I submitted an application to adopt my sweet Buddy. Buddy had a long and tumultuous journey before ending up at Pasado's. Buddy's story (and his journey) was chronicled in an article written by Tracy Campion - - and I know that many lives were touched by this sweet "happy ending" story. When I went to visit Buddy for the first time, I was simply amazed at the wonderful facility. The dogs had "cabins" that they lived in, sleeping on cots (with blankets)....and the radio turned on for them at night. It was very obvious that the animals in the care of Pasado's are truly loved by all involved with them. Even though Buddy was a senior dog, and I only had the pleasure of having him in my life for two years, I will forever be grateful to Pasado's for the love and care they gave him. I've always said that the staff and volunteers at Pasado's are angels .

2 lenaluvslife

Client Served

Rating: 5

February 2010 Pasado's Safe Haven helped my husband and I with a our war dog, Oso, who was rescued from Afghanistan. They rolled out the red carpet for her from the moment she was picked up in her cushy Pasado's "chariot". All of their staff treated her with such love and care. They understood how much she had been through to make it out of the country and how much she meant to our family and the soldiers who saved her life as a very young pup. They gave her a thorough health check, even testing her DNA for serious diseases you find in Afghanistan. They housed her in her own private, heated cabin for her quarantine for rabies. All of their volunteers and staff were beyond caring and loving. They will forever be in our hearts. We have been back to visit and volunteered there once a couple of years ago and they have a great volunteer training and education that was such a joy to attend. Lastly, I have witnessed all of the animal areas and their vetting center and they are marvelous! The vets they have on staff are compassionate and love to help you learn. The living quarters for all their animals is superb, clean and nurturing. I can't tell you how much I love and appreciate Pasado's.