Learn About the Adoption Process
Adopt An Animal
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, we can help you find the perfect match!
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.
- 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
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.
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.
|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.|
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.