This holiday season, instead of hope, joy, and love, many families are forsaking their own needs, including food and medicine, to provide for their devoted pets. The economic downturn has dramatically impacted our local communities, resulting in job loss, home foreclosures, and bankruptcies. In Washington State alone, more than 23,000 people are homeless on any given night and over 100,000 people face homelessness in our state each year. And it is estimated that between 10-25% of homeless people also have nonhuman family members – resulting in difficult and often heartbreaking decisions each and every night.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Now more than ever, the local community needs your help. You can help Pasado’s ensure that low-income and homeless pet owners don’t have to make this difficult choice during this season of celebration.
Since 2004, Pasado’s Safe Haven has ensured that pets who have so very little will not have to go without once again during the holidays. While many people see the holidays as a cause for celebration, for those who are already struggling, it magnifies their plight. But thanks to Home for the HOWLidays, dogs and cats who live in the rain, wind, and cold will be warm and cozy this holiday season. These pets have had very little in their lives, yet their owners love them and give them everything that they can. Sometimes, these pets are all that they have. And giving to those who need our help the most is the best gift that one can give.
On Tuesday, December 20th, we aim to give every dog and cat shelter, food, and much-deserved treats. With the help of local merchants and caring volunteers, December 20th will be a day of caring and giving back to our community: A celebration of hope, joy, and love for those who need it the most. This year, more families will need our help supplying the basic necessities than in seasons past and this winter’s upcoming inclement weather will jeopardize the health of their pets. After last year’s Home for the HOWLidays event, every family we visited had dogs and cats that were well-fed, warm, and had a toy to cuddle up with at night. We cannot think of a better way to celebrate the spririt of this season.
Last year, Pasado’s had over 100 Puget Sound volunteers who chose to use their holiday season to help incredibly grateful pets and their people, delivering to 8 local cities. We’re looking for even more volunteers this year! Travel with our teams and witness one of our most heart-warming outreach events of the year. Instead of shopping and partaking in festivities, you can bring dog and cat food, bedding, treats, and toys to pets who are in the greatest need. If you are interested in volunteering, donating a pet item, donating $14 for a case of dog food, or assisting with delivering supplies on December 20th, please contact Karol at KarolE@pasadosafehaven.org.
Join us for this annual day of giving. It could change your life.
Meeting time 10:30
New Horizons Christian Church
18200 Cascade View Drive
Meeting time is 9:00
Snohomish Park and Ride
1700 Ave D
Meeting time 10:00
VA Hospital Parking Lot
1660 S Columbia Way
Do you want to donate items for us to deliver to pets of the poor?
Items can be delivered to the following Drop Off Bin Locations:
Fred Meyer 18805 Stevens Pass Hwy, Monroe, WA 98272
Cascade Vet Clinic 121 S Ferry St Monroe, WA 98272
Pet Pros Westwood Village, 9033 25th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Pet Pros 10304 Lake City Wy, Seattle WA 98125
All The Best 2713 Madison St, Seattle, WA
Whole Foods 2201 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA
Whole Foods 1026 64th St, Seattle
Greenwood Market 8500 3rd Ave NW, Seattle,
All the Best 3037 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
All The Best 1048 116th Avenue Northeast Bellevue, WA 98004-4640
Whole Foods 888 116th Ave NE, Bellevue
Mud Bay 13407 NE 20th St, Bellevue 98005
Whole Foods 17991 Redmond Wy, Redmond, WA 98052
Top Foods 17641 Garden Way NE, Woodinville
Denny’s Pet World 12534 120th Ave NE, Kirkland
Dooley’s Dog House 1421 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Kenmore Storage 18716 68th Avenue NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Mud Bay 5314 15th Avenue NW, Ballard, WA 98107
Mud Bay 22627 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell, WA
Iverson Genetics 19805 North Creek Parkway | Bothell WA, 98011
Haggen Foods 3711 88th St NE, Marysville 98270
Sno Isle Foods Co-Op 2804 Grand Ave, Everett 98201
Central Market Mill Creek 15605 Main St Mill Creek, WA
Mud Bay 1018 164th St SE, Mill Creek, WA
Currently, we need cat and dog food and treats, kitty litter, beds, collars, leashes, and toys. Items will go to the homeless and to pets of those who are on public assistance. Your support can truly make this a season to celebrate.
Thank you for being a part of this unforgettable event. Your support can truly make a world of difference this holiday season.