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Animal experience hosted by Kate

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people

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, turkeys, special needs animals and sometimes the sanctuary dogs.

The sanctuary is home to 16 pigs of all sizes. You will meet big 600lbs pigs, little 100lbs pigs, naked pigs, pigs who love belly rubs and more.

We also visit the rescued hens and turkeys who love to flock around your feet and ask for their favorite 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, turkeys, special needs animals and s…
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Meet your host, Kate

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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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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From $49
/ person
Sat, 17 Apr
$49 per person
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$49 per person
Sat, 17 Apr
$49 per person
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$49 per person
Tue, 20 Apr
$49 per person
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$49 per person

About the organisation: 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.
Maekaila
April 2021
The sanctuary was better than I expected albeit a tad hard to find due to the amount of streets with a similar address (FYI if you drive into a private community - it’s not the right area lol - best use Google Maps, Apple took me on too many detours including some off-roading). On the experience itself, you can tell how knowledgeable and passionate Kate is about the work she does. She’s a walking encyclopedia! I absolutely loved her dog, Shadow, and her cat and the massive, but adorable pigs (my fav was Arlo)! I definitely recommend this experience whether solo, with friends, or the family. Young or old, you’ll enjoy it if you’re open to learning something new.
The sanctuary was better than I expected albeit a tad hard to find due to the amount of streets with a similar address (FYI if you drive into a private community - it’s not the rig…
Quinn
April 2021
I loved meeting all the animals while learning about where they came from and seeing their personalities. Great way to spend an afternoon!
Sherah
April 2021
Awesome opportunity to meet and connect with beautiful farm animals. Our children learned a ton and loved feeding the pigs! Great experience, will go again!
Caitlin
April 2021
This was such a wonderful place to tour! Book your trip today and see a wonderful variety of ducks, chickens, roosters, pigs and two sweet dogs! A really wonderful place doing really wonderful work to raise awareness for animal cruelty and abuse!
This was such a wonderful place to tour! Book your trip today and see a wonderful variety of ducks, chickens, roosters, pigs and two sweet dogs! A really wonderful place doing real…
Meg
March 2021
This is such an amazing experience - being able to see and pet a lot of the animals, hearing the stories of how they came to the sanctuary and how well they're doing, and seeing just how happy they are! I did this with my 8yo daughter and she was in heaven. Would definitely recommend this!!
This is such an amazing experience - being able to see and pet a lot of the animals, hearing the stories of how they came to the sanctuary and how well they're doing, and seeing ju…
Catherine
March 2021
This place is awesome! Such a treat to hang out with the animals and hear their stories. Kate was super accommodating and spent extra time with us so we could pet the pigs and gawk at the turkeys a little longer. Beautiful spot and I highly recommend a visit!
This place is awesome! Such a treat to hang out with the animals and hear their stories. Kate was super accommodating and spent extra time with us so we could pet the pigs and gawk…

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  • Sat, 17 Apr
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $49 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $49 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $49 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $49 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $49 per person
  • Wed, 28 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $49 per person
  • Thu, 29 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $49 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    $49 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.