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 personal tours. Visits are by donation. If you are interested in visiting us please read our guidelines and COVID-19 safety plan below and then contact Shawna at tours@happyherd.org to book a date.

  • We will be monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic and will respond based on the advice of public health authorities and the government. At this time we are only allowing visits from those in the same household/ Bubble.
  • Masks are mandatory and social distancing is in effect.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirty. The tour is outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Children are allowed to visit, please let us know how many children are in your group at the time of booking.
  • Unfortunately we do not allow outside dogs/pets.
  • We do not charge a set admission, but donations are appreciated and go towards our operating costs
  • As we schedule our daily tasks and feedings around these tours, We will be unable to accommodate guests who arrive late.  If you need to cancel please email us.
  • Tours are by appointment only and take place outside ,weather permitting, and can be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control
  • 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

Covid-19 Safety Plan

In keeping with government rules regarding covid-19 restrictions such as social distancing, occupancy, and sanitization protocol, Happy Herd has implemented a number of new policies and procedures to keep guests and volunteers safe.

Volunteers

Volunteers must ensure they are covid-19 symptom free and have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19 or travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.. Volunteers are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Guests

All guests are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.  Sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the farm, Guests must use sanitizer before contact with animals. Guests will be required to sign a covid-19  form ensuring they do not have covid-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who tested positive with Covid-19 or travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

Sanitization

Tour guides will ensure all common area surfaces have been sanitized prior to guests arriving 

Social distancing

Signs are placed throughout the farm encouraging all guests to maintain social distancing.