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Learn About the Adoption Process

Learn About the Adoption Process

By adopting an animal from Pasado’s Safe Haven, not only are you giving that animal a second chance at life, but you are also allowing us to help another animal in need.  Whether you have a specific animal in mind or you are generally interested in adopting or fostering, our adoption process helps you find the perfect match!

Get Started

If you are interested in adopting, simply fill out an adoption questionnaire. If there’s a match, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the animal at the sanctuary during a scheduled visit. If you then decide to adopt, we will complete a home check and schedule the animal for a final health exam.

If this is your first time adopting or you are simply looking for additional guidance, check out our resource page! If you have questions about individual animals, the adoption process or our foster program, please email us.

Adoption Fees
  • Dogs: $150 for one
  • Cats: $100 for one, $175 for two
  • Llamas/alpacas: $175 for one, $200 for two
  • Cows: $200 for one, $375 for two
  • Goats/sheep: $100 for one, $150 for two
  • Chickens/ducks: $15 for one $20 for two
  • Geese/turkeys: $30 for one, $50 for two
  • Pigs: $200 for one, $250 for two
  • Equines: Adoption fees vary by animal. Visit their profile page for more information.

* Adoption fees can be paid by credit card, check, or cash

Transport Requirements

These are our transportation requirements for transporting your newly adopted or fostered animal home with you. If you are unable to transport the animal (which is common for larger farmed animals) we can transport them to you for a reasonable fee (see tab below for transportation fees).

  • For dogs we require a fully enclosed vehicle with a leash and harness for the dog. For some dogs (particularly shy or nervous dogs), we may require a crate.
  • For cats we require a fully enclosed cat carrier or crate.
  • For waterfowl, we require a secure, fully enclosed plastic crate, large enough for them to stand up in. You can line the bottom of the crate with towels. Wire crates are not recommended.
  • For small goats, pigs, or other smaller farmed animals who may fit into a crate or SUV, we require a secure plastic crate with enough room for them to stand up. Enclosed trailers are also an acceptable means of transport.
  • For larger farmed animals like llamas, cows, equines, and others, we require a fully enclosed trailer.
Transport Fees

If you are unable to transport the adopted animal/s to your home, Pasado's Safe Haven may be able to transport them to you for a reasonable fee.

The fees vary depending on the distance driven, the number of caregivers needed, and the kind of equipment needed. Below are approximate ranges to give you an idea of what a transport fee might be for you.

Distance Approximate Fee
0-5 miles $0
5-15 miles $35 - $100
15-40 miles $50 - $150
40-50 miles $100 - $200
50+ miles (within Western Washington) $175 - $250
In or around Portland, Oregon $250 - $350
Oregon, Eastern WA (East of the Cascades) $400 - $500
Out of State Adopter is required to arrange transport.
  • Where are you located? We are located north of Monroe, Washington. We do not have our physical address listed for the safety of our animals who are often rescued from animal cruelty cases. When you schedule a meet and greet with us for foster or adoption, we will send you everything you need to visit us including our address and directions.
  • Do I have to bring my pets? Unless otherwise discussed, if you have a meet and greet scheduled for a dog (whether to foster or to adopt) we do ask that you bring your dog so the dogs can be introduced by our dog caregivers. Please make sure they are up to date on vaccines and flea prevention.
  • What's the first step to adopting? View our animals to see if you are interested in meeting any of them. Then fill out an Adoption Questionnaire (links above). If it looks like a good fit, our Adoption & Foster Manager will get back to you within 3-5 business days. Our Adoption & Foster Manager typically works Sundays through Thursdays.
Fostering an Animal

If you are not ready to adopt, fostering is a great way to give an animal a warm, comfortable home while we continue to search for their forever family. A month in a foster home can sometimes make all the difference for an animal who needs some extra TLC. Learn more about our Foster Program here.

Contact Us

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