People always ask us:
Why didn’t I receive an email with my directions and confirmation after I registered?
Our tours are quarterly. This is a long time between tours, and we often have over 100 people who register. That is a lot of paperwork and a lot of email correspondence. To limit our staff time (which equals your donor dollars), we have streamlined this system.
- You will receive notification that you have been registered after you hit “submit” on the registration form.
- On the Thursday prior to the tour, you will receive an email from with your directions, instructions, and waivers so you can prepare for the tour. If you have questions at any time, please email us.
Can we bring treats or gifts for the animals?
Our rescued animals love it when you bring them gifts! Most of our farm animals can be fed along the tour, so feel free to bring some produce, leafy greens are best, already cut up and ready to feed. Just ask your tour guide prior to feeding, as many of our animals have special diets, and may not be allowed to eat everything on the menu!
- We always need cat litter, dog food, cat food, and produce.
- Almost all of the animals can eat leafy greens like lettuce in all its forms, spinach, and most love celery.
- Some other items that would be welcome are: seedless grapes, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and other seasonal (NO PITS) fruits (no citrus), frozen corn (birds and goats LOVE corn!), unsalted peanuts or air popped popcorn – no salt or butter (for pigs) and of course our horses LOVE carrots and eat a ton of them, and apples as well. Please make sure to remove all labels from the the fruit.
- Due to the dangers involved, Pasado’s does not use rawhide or other items of this nature. All natural jerkies, or dehydrated dog or cat treats are best, as are small training treats.
- We also accept other types of donations including dog beds, cat beds, collars, leashes, toys, etc. We love old laundry like sheets, towels and blankets, as we are always having to throw items like this out due to the occasional BIG potty accidents. Flashlights, batteries of all sizes, office supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, hand sanitizer, poop bags (old grocery sacks are fine) – the list goes on and on. If you think you have something we can use, but you are sure, email your questions to our Administrator: email us.
Do you have Pasado’s items for sale at the sanctuary (t-shirts, etc.)?
Yes! We have a lovely donation gift shop that is only open during tours and other sanctuary events. We have a small selection of T-shirts, sweat shirts, drink-ware, gift items, and other logo memorabilia, as well as a few other fun items. All pricing is a suggested minimum donation, and all proceeds benefit the animals, so shop until you drop!
- For many of our tours, we include a wine element. Wine tasting, and wine sales, are only available on those days that we have a special permit, so keep your eyes peeled for those special event dates.
- For many other great items, styles, colors and sizes of Pasado’s Safe Haven Gear, you can check out our CafePress online store here: PSH Gear at CafePress.
Can we bring our dog?
No. The sanctuary is not open to outside animals. Our animals come to us in every condition imaginable, including contagious conditions. To limit the spread of disease, our protocols do not allow outside animals to visit. We also enter large animal enclosures during the tour, so we cannot allow dogs, etc., to be exposed to this possible temptation to chase, herd or harm the animals… or the danger of BEING chased or injured.
Weather permitting, you can leave the dogs in the car, but just understand that parking is OUTSIDE the sanctuary gate, so your car will not be monitored while you are away.
Can we bring our cameras, video cameras, etc?
Please do! People often tell us that their visit to Pasado’s is an expereince that they never want to forget. You are going to make a lot of new friends with our rescued animals so snap as many photos as you want!
What should I wear?
Plan on wet, muddy, farm conditions! Good rubber or work boots, pants, and a good warm coat with a hood are essentials during the fall, winter, and spring months, everything else is optional. Umbrella? Gloves? Sunscreen? Sunhat? Sunglasses? The weather is unpredictable in the Cascade foothills!
Can I bring my children?
Children 12 and over are welcome to attend. There are hazards on a farm that could be dangerous to small children, so no exceptions will be made for public tours.
Can I bring a guest that I forgot to register?
Yes. You will need to let the person at the gate know that your guest is not on the list, and have them added. If prior to the tour, please email us and include a subject line referring to the tour.
Why hasn’t my credit card been charged yet?
If you chose to donate via your credit card when you registered, we process those all at once just prior to the tour after we close registration. If you would like it to go through sooner, just let us know. This ensures that anybody who had to cancel doesn’t get charged for THIS tour, and can reschedule for a different tour, and donate at that time instead.
If you have any other items you think need to be added to this list, please email us!