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Tour a Farm Sanctuary

Gig Harbor, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Kate

90 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visitors to the sanctuary get to meet all of the animals. We take a walk through their habitats and talk about where they came from, what hardships they have faced and how they have overcome them. Some of the animals get snacks during the tour, other animals prefer to get pets instead, while others might prefer a different activity.

During the tour we meet and interact with pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, special needs animals and sometimes the sanctuary dogs.

We visit the rescued hens and turkeys who love to flock around your feet and ask for their favorite treats.

Next are the big pigs, Lucy, Ethel and Josie. They are 500lbs of curiosity and love. Ethel will even give you about kisses and many of the pigs like belly scratches.

Our goats greet visitors by jumping on the gate to say hello. They are very curious to meet you and tug on all your zippers and buttons.

Finally we meet our special needs pigs Fiona and Penelope who also love getting treats.
Other things to note
Wear appropriate shoes and clothing. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended. During the summer sneakers are good too. Please do not wear high heels or clothes you would hate to get dirty.
Visitors to the sanctuary get to meet all of the animals. We take a walk through their habitats and talk about where they came from, what hardships they have faced and how they have overcome them. Some of the animals get snacks during the tour, other animals prefer to get pets instead, while others might prefer a different activity.

During the tour we meet and interact with pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, special needs animals and som…

Kate's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Mon, Jan 25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Tue, Jan 26
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Wed, Jan 27
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$35 per person
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Meet your host, Kate

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 55 Reviews
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I have been working in animal welfare and research for over 10 years. In 2017 I left my career as a college science instructor to cofound a farm animal rescue which came to be known as Heartwood Haven. We have rescued over 500 farm animals ranging from chickens to goats to pigs and even special needs animals. All animals here are rescued and living their best lives.
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About the organization: Heartwood Haven



The mission statement of Heartwood Haven is: 1) To provide sanctuary and care for neglected, abused or homeless animals. 2) To provide and find homes for mistreated animals in need. 3) To promote adoption as the most responsible act to help homeless animals. 4) To promote respect and compassion for all animals. 5) To provide education to the community about our responsibility to be the guardians

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Heartwood Haven.
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Where you'll be

The sanctuary is located on 2.5 acres of beautiful forested land. When you arrive, please park along the street outside the gates and someone will meet you at the front gate. Please do not enter the property on your own. The sanctuary is located at our house. You can tell that you have arrived when you turn up a private road and arrive at two green gates with “No Trespassing” signs.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 55 reviews.

Bryan
January 2021
What a special place. It’s heartwarming to meet someone like Kate who has dedicated so much love and energy to rescuing these animals. She is extremely knowledgeable and her tour is excellent and eye-opening. I’d recommend it to any animal lover and we plan on visiting again.
What a special place. It’s heartwarming to meet someone like Kate who has dedicated so much love and energy to rescuing these animals. She is extremely knowledgeable and her tour i…
Cassie
January 2021
We loved getting to hear about all the animals back stories and they're new lives at the sanctuary. Kate was also incredibly knowledgeable about the animals and we learned so much about the care needed for everyone. Excited to visit again
Kelly
December 2020
We were looking for a fun alternative to visiting a zoo with the kids. Kate has so many pigs and ducks and turkeys to visit, and you really get up close and personal, getting to feed and pet them. She has a lot of knowledge about the animals, and will answer all your questions and help you to feed and interact with the animals. They are doing great work caring for and rehabilitating their pigs and other animals, to help them live their best lives!
We were looking for a fun alternative to visiting a zoo with the kids. Kate has so many pigs and ducks and turkeys to visit, and you really get up close and personal, getting to fe…
Sarah
December 2020
Kate is amazing and her animals are so well loved and cared for. She met us on a soggy, rainy day but the kids were thrilled and loved meeting the animals and feeding them. A wonderful place and adventure close to home.
Claudia
December 2020
We did get a little lost so were a little bit late - make sure to read her directions bc Apple Maps did not work! Kate did great with the tour, sharing everyone’s back story! The animals were amazing and the location was great! Thank you for your hard work taking in and taking care of neglected and harmed animals ❤️❤️❤️
We did get a little lost so were a little bit late - make sure to read her directions bc Apple Maps did not work! Kate did great with the tour, sharing everyone’s back story! The a…
Shruti
December 2020
It was a great experience. Kate was very friendly and informative. It was really nice meeting all the residents at Heart Haven, especially the cute piggies. Thank you for a great tour.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Proper attire for the outdoors depending on weather

Proper shoes for the outdoors. Boots or sneakers depending on weather.