About working at Pasado’s Safe Haven…
Because of the range of animal rescue and care that Pasado’s Safe Haven offers, there are job openings that occur from time to time. Many involve direct animal care, while others support what we do for the animals by assisting at the sanctuary or in the office.
Is Pasado’s right for you?
Pasado’s sanctuary is located one hour northeast of Seattle, but it feels more like a lifetime away. Monroe, the closest town to Seattle, is small but growing. The sanctuary is located approximately twenty minutes away, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. There are many houses and apartments for rent or sale in the area of Sultan/Monroe, ranging from fairly inexpensive to very expensive.
The weather: While the Northwest is known for being wet, we actually receive less annual rainfall than New York! However, we do admit to gloom, more often than we’d prefer. But the temperatures are mild, even in winter. Although we can experience an infrequent ice storm, most winter months are in the 30s. Summers are in the 70s or 80s typically.
For your pet’s sake: If you have pets, the great news about living in the Northwest includes no heartworm and no ticks. We always treat for fleas monthly, and that seems to do the trick. Luckily, the temperatures are easy on animals – even the seniors here. There is an abundance of outdoor activities available for the nature enthusiast and their pets in this area of Washington. There are opportunities to hike, bike, walk, run, climb, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, ATV, swim, and even fly kites!
The “downside” of working for Pasado’s Safe Haven: Any position at Pasado’s Safe Haven, whether it’s in the office or on the sanctuary grounds with the animals, can be emotionally difficult. Everyone, no matter what position they may play here, is involved to some degree in every rescue, every story of neglect or abuse, and every cruelty law that we work on passing. And we wouldn’t want it any other way. Despite our different talents and work assignments, we all share the same passion and we work together to help the animals. But facing sadness is a reality. The “upside” is that you are working to leave a legacy, not just for a paycheck. And you share every one of your work days with people who are just like you – who love animals and who want to make a difference.
Knowing Pasado’s Philosophy: To be able to work cooperatively, we like to know that we all believe in the same things. For instance, we do not believe in “selective compassion,” meaning that we work for the welfare of all animals. Our kitchens are “animal-free” zones. Our coat and shoe racks are “fur and leather free.” We ask that you adhere to veganism while on sanctuary property.
Current Employment Opportunities
Animal Caregiver – Cat Lead: The Cat Lead will oversee all aspects of care, rehabilitation and enrichment for the cats of Pasado’s Safe Haven, and support adoption efforts and interact with the public to help support our mission of ending animal cruelty. Read more.
Animal Caregiver: The Animal Caregiver will be responsible for caring for all aspects of dog, cat and farmed animal care at Pasado’s Safe Haven (PSH). Caregivers work closely with Animal Care Leads, Animal Care Manager, Volunteer and Adoption Coordinators and Veterinary staff to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of all animals at the sanctuary. Read more.
Vet Assistant: Pasado’s Safe Haven is looking for a compassionate Vet Assistant with exceptional inter-personal and communication skills to coordinate our spay/neuter transport program in Snohomish County two Saturdays/month. Read more.