Visit The Happy Herd

We love to have visitors at The Happy Herd! We like to remind all guests that this is a sanctuary for animals that were previously abused or at risk for abuse. This is their home, which is why we do not have public visiting hours but instead offer small group tours. Visits are by donation and provide approximately half of our total raised donations. You will also have the opportunity to visit Garth’s Gift Shop to pick up merchandise like a hat or hoodie.

Email animals@happyherd.org to book a tour. 

  • Guests are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Aside from the gift shop, the tour is outdoors so dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Children are allowed to visit, but please let us know how many children and their ages at the time of booking.
  • Unfortunately we do not allow outside dogs/pets
  • We do not charge a set admission, tours are by donation and go towards our operating costs
  • As we schedule our daily tasks and feedings around these tours, we are unable to accommodate guests who arrive late. If you need to cancel, please email us as soon as possible so someone else may take your time slot.
  • Tours are weather permitting, and can be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control. When it rains, for example, most animals hide inside so it’s not as fun.
  • Please ensure you provide a cell phone number and check your email the day before your tour
  • All guests must sign a liability form prior to entry to the sanctuary
  • Please don’t feed anything to the animals without getting approval from your guide
  • Bring your own hand sanitzer and water to drink

 

COVID-19 safety 

In keeping with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19, please remember to keep socially distant with our volunteers.

Volunteers

Volunteers must ensure they are COVID-19 symptom-free and have not been in recent contact with anyone who has tested positive. Volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask when unable to maintain social distance. No more than one volunteer per animal house at any given time. Volunteers who are not vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks when working near others.