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Sammamish Animal Sanctuary

Sammamish Animal Sanctuary Sammamish Animal Sanctuary is a farm located in Renton, WA that hosts many different rescue animals! Sammamish Animal Sanctuary is the home of the animals from the Rescue Series Books, written by Diane Odegard Gockel.

It is regularly open for reservations and available for birthday parties, corporate events, and more! Come visit us or reach out via our contact information for details!

Operating as usual

08/10/2022

Jack and Lightning were getting some love from our camp kiddos 😂 #itchy #goat #goatsofinstagram #rescuegoats #dwarfgoats #summercamp #seattle #bellevue #issaquah #kent #sammamish #washington #renton

Welcome to your new home Little Star! This little guy was one of three lambs born to one mother sheep. Usually sheep and...
08/09/2022

Welcome to your new home Little Star! This little guy was one of three lambs born to one mother sheep. Usually sheep and goats give birth to 2 babies at a time and when they have 3, they don’t have enough milk to feed them all. Star was brought to us a couple days ago at just 5 weeks old! He can be found hanging out with his bunny friends or wandering the sanctuary with our manager. Isn’t he so handsome? #pnw #samammishanimalsanctuary #sammamish #renton #kent #seattle #bellevue #washington #issaquah #sheepofinstagram #lambsofinstagram #bottlebaby #toocute

A big thank you for Nannery’s Hoof Care! They trimmed all 15 of our goats hooves and they did such a fantastic job, fast...
08/09/2022

A big thank you for Nannery’s Hoof Care! They trimmed all 15 of our goats hooves and they did such a fantastic job, faster then we’ve ever done on our own. Can’t wait for them to come by again to trim their hooves again! #hooftrimming #PNW #supportsmallbusiness #bellevue #seattle #kent #washington #renton #goatrescues #animalsanctuary #goatsofinstagram

Say Cheese 🧀 🦙 #llamasofinstagram #animalsanctuary #seattle #bellevue #issaquah #renton #sammamish #washington #farmlife...
08/08/2022

Say Cheese 🧀 🦙 #llamasofinstagram #animalsanctuary #seattle #bellevue #issaquah #renton #sammamish #washington #farmlife #saycheese #explore #rescuellama #summer

Lighting is waiting for the camp kids to come back 🤠🐐 #summercamp #seattle #bellevue #renton #kent #issaquah #sammamish ...
08/07/2022

Lighting is waiting for the camp kids to come back 🤠🐐 #summercamp #seattle #bellevue #renton #kent #issaquah #sammamish #washington #rescuegoat #animalsanctuary #sanctuarylife #cowboy

We are so happy to announce that our girl, Magic, is finally home! Some of you know that when we first rescued our horse...
08/06/2022

We are so happy to announce that our girl, Magic, is finally home! Some of you know that when we first rescued our horse Abby (abracadabra) 4 years ago, she came with her brand new filly Magic. Magic’s trainer fell so in love with her that he ended up adopting her and taking her with him halfway across the country! Well through a series of events (and a few years later) she’s finally back with her Mama 🥰

Willy isn’t your average pig, he’s more like a dog! He has his very own bed that he gets tucked into at night 🛌 🐖 #house...
08/04/2022

Willy isn’t your average pig, he’s more like a dog! He has his very own bed that he gets tucked into at night 🛌 🐖 #housepig #pigsofinstagram #rescuepig #pigsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #renton #issaquah #seattle #bellevue #kent #washington

Look at this group of fantastic counselors and junior counselors ❤️ and this isn’t even all of them! Our social media fo...
08/02/2022

Look at this group of fantastic counselors and junior counselors ❤️ and this isn’t even all of them! Our social media focuses a lot on our animals but without our summer camp volunteers we wouldn’t be able to host such fun camps! #volunteerappreciation #volunteerwork #animalsanctuary #sanctuarylife #sammamish #seattle #summercamp #renton #kent #issaquah #bellevue #washington

Frilly is Home! We get a lot of questions on when our cows are making the move from Sammamish to Renton. For the past fe...
08/01/2022

Frilly is Home! We get a lot of questions on when our cows are making the move from Sammamish to Renton. For the past few weeks Diane and Don have been trailer training Frilly. And now she’s here! Our other cows are staying in Sammamish for a bit longer. #cowsofinstagram #highlandercow #recuecowsofinstagram #animalrescue #sammamish #renton #issaquah #bellevue #kent #seattle #washington

Zoey loves having a window she can actually see out of! Being a pony has its pros and cons but a personal window is defi...
07/31/2022

Zoey loves having a window she can actually see out of! Being a pony has its pros and cons but a personal window is definitely a pro! #poniesofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #sanctuarylife #renton #kent #issaquah #bellevue #newcastle #seattle #washington

07/29/2022

Hi friends! Today we launched a new website but are having some difficulties. To get on you can’t access the website through your cache for the initial time. After you’ve seen the new website, your cache will update automatically and there won’t be a problem. We are working to fix this. You can also get on through Facebook. Thanks for your patience!

Sometimes you just can’t walk past a pretty face!  Our Petunia ♥️
07/27/2022

Sometimes you just can’t walk past a pretty face! Our Petunia ♥️

We have Guinea pigs available for adoption! These piggies come in pairs! We have a mother daughter duo omelette and waff...
07/27/2022

We have Guinea pigs available for adoption! These piggies come in pairs! We have a mother daughter duo omelette and waffles, for star wars fans we have Ren and Leia, and for our Mexican food lovers Taco and Burrito! They all have different levels of socialization but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same amount of love ❤️ #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigs #adoptdontshop #animalsanctuary #seattle #bellevue #washington #renton #kent #issaquah #sammamish

Goats just want to have fun 🎶 #rescuegoats #rescuegoatsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #minigoat #pygmygoats #sammamish #re...
07/23/2022

Goats just want to have fun 🎶 #rescuegoats #rescuegoatsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #minigoat #pygmygoats #sammamish #renton #kent #issaquah #seattle #bellevue #washington #pnw

What makes our camps so great (pt2)? Our volunteer Camp counselors!! They spend an hour before camp to set up activities...
07/20/2022

What makes our camps so great (pt2)? Our volunteer Camp counselors!! They spend an hour before camp to set up activities, they each take care of our camper kids until they get picked up, and they stay later to help clean up. We love our counselors!! ❤️ #summercamp #seattlefun #renton #washington #seattle #kent #issaquah #sammamish #bellevue

It’s important that bunnies get some outside time! It’s great for the physical and mental health. Sitting in cages isn’t...
07/19/2022

It’s important that bunnies get some outside time! It’s great for the physical and mental health. Sitting in cages isn’t very exciting for them so our volunteers bring out the bunnies in the morning for some recess! Once the bunnies are done with the zoomies they lay down or cozy up to each other to catch their breath! 🐰 🌬 #bunny #rescuebunny #animalsanctuary #nonprofit #renton #washington #seattle #bellevue #kent #issaquah #sammamish #explorepage

Sophie was channeling her inner cowgirl! 🤠🐴 #yeehaw #horsesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #western #sammamish #renton #ken...
07/18/2022

Sophie was channeling her inner cowgirl! 🤠🐴 #yeehaw #horsesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #western #sammamish #renton #kent #seattle #bellevue #washington #

What makes our summer camp so great? We have the best Camp Coordinator, Shane! He puts so much time and effort in to mak...
07/18/2022

What makes our summer camp so great?
We have the best Camp Coordinator, Shane! He puts so much time and effort in to make our camps enjoyable for all ages 4-12yrs. He’s been volunteering with us for years and we are so grateful to have him running our summer camps! ⛺️ 🐴 🐮 🐓 🐷 ☀️
#volunteerappreciation #animalsamctuary #seattlekidsevents #summercamp #animals #seattle #renton #bellevue #kent #issaquah #sammamish

Summer time means fly time! Flies get very irritating especially when you don’t have hands to swat them away. Sophie and...
07/17/2022

Summer time means fly time! Flies get very irritating especially when you don’t have hands to swat them away. Sophie and Abby wanted to model their brand new fly masks today! #rescuehorsesofinstagram #rescueanimals #horsesofinstagram #arabianhorse #renton #washington #bellevue #kent #sammamish #issaquah #seattle #flymask

Who let the dogs out?! Mr Bojangles and his Lady, Lemon can often be found playing around at the sanctuary! Have you met...
07/15/2022

Who let the dogs out?! Mr Bojangles and his Lady, Lemon can often be found playing around at the sanctuary! Have you met them yet? #dogsofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram #animalsanctuarylife #redcueunleashed #sammaish #washington

Waiting for the morning meeting…. And someone’s always late with the treats!
07/15/2022

Waiting for the morning meeting…. And someone’s always late with the treats!

Some days you've just got to sing your own song!
07/15/2022

Some days you've just got to sing your own song!

Many of you know our bunny pair Tigger and Peach! They’ve been bonded for a while now but Peach tends not to groom Tigge...
07/14/2022

Many of you know our bunny pair Tigger and Peach! They’ve been bonded for a while now but Peach tends not to groom Tigger back so our manager often “plays bunny” and grooms him regularly! He often gives kisses in return 💋 🐰
Check out our recent story to see him getting his hair groomed! #bunniesofinstagram #bunnygram #rescuebunny #animalsanctuary #sammaish #pnw #renton #mayvalley #bellevue #seattle #issaquah #washington

A nice relaxing breakfast before camp yesterday morning!  It takes a lot of energy keeping an eye on our campers♥️ #bunn...
07/14/2022

A nice relaxing breakfast before camp yesterday morning! It takes a lot of energy keeping an eye on our campers♥️
#bunniesofinstagram #rescuebunny #seattlesummercamps #summercamp #washington #pnw #renton #sammamish #issaquah #kent #seattle #bellevue

A nice relaxing breakfast before camp this morning!  It takes a lot of energy keeping an eye on our campers♥️
07/14/2022

A nice relaxing breakfast before camp this morning! It takes a lot of energy keeping an eye on our campers♥️

Who needs a lawn mower when you have Dustin? 🌾🐴  #miniponiesofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #rescuepony ...
07/10/2022

Who needs a lawn mower when you have Dustin? 🌾🐴 #miniponiesofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #rescuepony #washington #renton #seattle #issaquah #kent #bellevue

WE WON!!! Thanks to all our supporters who voted for us! We were voted #1 for best places to take your kids in Seattle a...
07/08/2022

WE WON!!! Thanks to all our supporters who voted for us! We were voted #1 for best places to take your kids in Seattle area!!! I personally want to thank all our amazing volunteers for their hard work and great personalities for they are the face of our farm! Thank you everyone!

A bath? In this heat? I’ll just take a dust bath how about that? #alpacasofinstagram #rescuealpaca #animalsanctuary #res...
07/07/2022

A bath? In this heat? I’ll just take a dust bath how about that? #alpacasofinstagram #rescuealpaca #animalsanctuary #rescueanimals #farm

Lilly needed a nice long nap after watching the fireworks all night! 😴 🐐 ☀️ #goatsofinstagram #rescuegoats #animalsanctu...
07/05/2022

Lilly needed a nice long nap after watching the fireworks all night! 😴 🐐 ☀️ #goatsofinstagram #rescuegoats #animalsanctuarylife #renton #washington #mayvalley #kent #issaquah #seattlefun #seattle #bellevue

Happy 4th of July! #bunniesofinstagram #rescuebunnies #flemishgiant #animalsanctuary #sanctuarylife #washington #seattle...
07/04/2022

Happy 4th of July! #bunniesofinstagram #rescuebunnies #flemishgiant #animalsanctuary #sanctuarylife #washington #seattle #sammamish #renton #kent #issaquah #bellevue #independenceday

Introducing 🥁 Poof! Poof is a lop bunny that ended up in the wild probably after being dumped. The neighborhood tried to...
07/03/2022

Introducing 🥁
Poof! Poof is a lop bunny that ended up in the wild probably after being dumped. The neighborhood tried to catch him and after a while finally got him. He was brought to us and he is now bonding to houdini another one of our lop bunnies 🐰 ❤️ 🐰 #bunnyrescue #bunniesofinstagram #animalsanctuary #renton #washington #bellevue #kent #issaquah #sammamish #seattle

Oscar went on a field trip and met Sophie! #rescuepigsofinstagram #rescuehorses #animalsanctuary #renton #washington #sa...
07/02/2022

Oscar went on a field trip and met Sophie! #rescuepigsofinstagram #rescuehorses #animalsanctuary #renton #washington #sammamish #issaquah #seattle #bellevue

Amelia got some new swag! Have you checked out our general store? We have all sorts of things available for you to take ...
07/01/2022

Amelia got some new swag! Have you checked out our general store? We have all sorts of things available for you to take home including hats, shirts and even books written by our rescue animals! Come check it out next time your visiting 🐮 🧢

#cowsofinstagram #rescuesofinstagram #rescuecow #amelia #nonprofitorganization #donationsappreciated

Why did the chicken cross the road? 🐓  #chickenrescue #rescueanimals #animalsanctuary #chickensofinstagram
06/30/2022

Why did the chicken cross the road? 🐓 #chickenrescue #rescueanimals #animalsanctuary #chickensofinstagram

🥁 Introducing 🥁 Sheriff Wally Llama ⭐️ Thank you Dana for suggesting the name for Sheriff! #namecontest #llamasofinstagr...
06/27/2022

🥁 Introducing 🥁
Sheriff Wally Llama ⭐️

Thank you Dana for suggesting the name for Sheriff!
#namecontest #llamasofinstagram #rescueanimalsofinstagram

Toby wants everyone to remember to stay hydrated! #cowsofinstagram #rescuecow #animalsanctuary #rescuesofinstagram
06/26/2022

Toby wants everyone to remember to stay hydrated! #cowsofinstagram #rescuecow #animalsanctuary #rescuesofinstagram

Even donkeys need to go to the nail salon every now and then! 💅🏼 🐴 #nailcare #donkey #animalsanctuary #rescuedonkey #res...
06/24/2022

Even donkeys need to go to the nail salon every now and then! 💅🏼 🐴 #nailcare #donkey #animalsanctuary #rescuedonkey #rescueanimalsofinstagram #renton #sammamish #issaquah #bellevue #seattle #washingtonstate

Have you met Mickey and Goofy?These two are so sweet, they love to help with our bunny birthday parties! #bunniesofinsta...
06/21/2022

Have you met Mickey and Goofy?These two are so sweet, they love to help with our bunny birthday parties! #bunniesofinstagram #rescuebunnies #rescueanimals #animalsanctuary #pnw #washingtonstate #renton #seattle #issaquah #bellevue #kent

Puppy kisses for Dapper! Dapper has decided he really wants a dog for himself 🐴 🐶 #puppiesofinstagram #poniesofinstagram...
06/19/2022

Puppy kisses for Dapper! Dapper has decided he really wants a dog for himself 🐴 🐶 #puppiesofinstagram #poniesofinstagram #horsesofinstagram #animalrescues #animalsanctuarylife

Happy #smallanimalsaturday ! #bunniesofinstagram #rescuesofinstagram #rabbitsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #pnw #washingt...
06/18/2022

Happy #smallanimalsaturday ! #bunniesofinstagram #rescuesofinstagram #rabbitsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #pnw #washingtonstate #bellevue #seattle #issaquah #renton

Daphne love sitting on tall structures, since she’s the smallest goat in the pasture she likes to feel tall! #minigoat #...
06/16/2022

Daphne love sitting on tall structures, since she’s the smallest goat in the pasture she likes to feel tall! #minigoat #goatsofinstagram #rescueanimals #animalsanctuary #renton #seattle #sammamish #issaquah #bellevue #washingtonstate

Well hi there! 👋🏼 🐴 #minipony #miniponiesofinstagram #rescuehorse #animalsanctuary #renton #seattle #bellevue #issaquah
06/12/2022

Well hi there! 👋🏼 🐴 #minipony #miniponiesofinstagram #rescuehorse #animalsanctuary #renton #seattle #bellevue #issaquah

Volunteering isn’t always just cleaning! Recently volunteers have been learning to handle our horses and Zoey is the bes...
06/11/2022

Volunteering isn’t always just cleaning! Recently volunteers have been learning to handle our horses and Zoey is the best teacher 👩‍🏫 🐴 #horsesofinstagram #rescuehorse #ponygram #animalsanctuarylife #volunteeringexperience

“#thankgoatsitsfriday “ ~Amelia #goatsofinstagram #cowsofinstagram #rescuesofinstagram #animalsanctuarylife
06/10/2022

“#thankgoatsitsfriday “ ~Amelia
#goatsofinstagram #cowsofinstagram #rescuesofinstagram #animalsanctuarylife

New hair, who dis? 💇🏼 #alpacasofinstagram #rescueanimals #animalsanctuarylife #rentonwa #issaquah #renton #washingtonani...
06/09/2022

New hair, who dis? 💇🏼 #alpacasofinstagram #rescueanimals #animalsanctuarylife #rentonwa #issaquah #renton #washingtonanimals

Address

16515 SE May Valley Road
Sammamish, WA
98059

General information

Our rescue farm is a nonprofit that is open daily to kids and adults to visit without an appointment. We do not charge for visits but will accept donations :) Message us if you are interested in having your birthday party with us!

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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Look at our two special alums living their best life with their forever families and working hard at the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary . ❤️
🚨 Name contest alert 🚨 We welcomed this handsome 17yr old Llama 🦙 to our family and we don’t have any name ideas, can you believe that?? We’d love a name that compliments our western theme but whatever name you come up with we’d be happy to hear 👂🏼 Comment your name suggestion and whoever’s name we choose will win the Al the Alpaca, Forever Friends book written by our founder Diane about one of our current residents, AL! Deadline is Monday 6/27 #namecontest #llamallama #rescueanimals #welcometothefamily #animalsanctuary #seattle #washington #renton #mayvalley #sammamish #issaquah #bellevue #kent
🚨 Name contest alert 🚨 We welcomed this handsome 17yr old Llama 🦙 to our family and we don’t have any name ideas, can you believe that?? We’d love a name that compliments our western theme but whatever name you come up with we’d be happy to hear 👂🏼 Comment your name suggestion and whoever’s name we choose will win the Al the Alpaca, Forever Friends book written by our founder Diane about one of our current residents, AL! Deadline is Monday 6/27 #namecontest #llamallama #rescueanimals #welcometothefamily #animalsanctuary #seattle #washington #renton #mayvalley #sammamish #issaquah #bellevue #kent
Diane Gockel and her husband created the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary to save farm animals right in our backyard! They purchased our pre-engineered Sierra 48 horse barn for this very special project. Read more about their story in our blog: bit.ly/3xDucsr #BarnPros
I am so grateful for organizations like yours who provide a home for these animals. As a environmentalist and huge animal lover, I want to recommend a documentary that I recently had the opportunity to watch that spoke of the importance of respecting the Earth and all of its inhabitants called The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World. It’s about so many movements that have been started by the younger generations of today and how they truly care about total inclusivity. While so many important movements are talked about like Indigenous rights and Black Lives Matter, the main message of the documentary is to heal and respect our planet. It uses spokespersons like AOC and Greta Thunberg to vocalize how if we don’t care for our planet and make it a healthy place for our animals and ourselves, then all of the other movements are for nothing. It's an incredible documentary coming out on Earth Day, and I can't recommend it enough. https://www.facebook.com/events/1024398928284321/?active_tab=about
Check out this rousing mom-endorsement for Sammamish Animal Sanctuary: "This place has everything: rescued farm animals, hands-on experiences, unplugged family bonding, and free admission!" 🐇
Throwback Thursday-🎃 Pumpkins in the Park We were absolutely blown away by the attendance and enthusiasm shown by the community for our Pumpkins in the Park event hosted at Marina Park this October. From a petting zoo brought by the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary to the pumpkin carvings of Wade Lapp, and games all throughout, this was an absolutely fantastic fall event. Pumpkins in the Park was sponsored by @Kirkland Kids Dentistry.
A little something to make you 😀 on a Sunday. This 📷 came from our AmeriCorps' trip to the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary during a day of service for #MLKDay.
ICYMI yesterday, our AmeriCorps spent #MLKDay completing a day of service at the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary.
Our AmeriCorps spent #MLKDay completing a day of service at the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary.
just joined today, look forward to keeping up with the animals
I don’t think that pumpkin is quite big enough for the both of you. Sammamish Animal Sanctuary #animalsanctuary #animalrescue #farmanimals #farmanimalsanctuary
Not quite sure what this look is…but it’s adorable! Sammamish Animal Sanctuary #animalsanctuary #farmanimalsanctuary #farmanimals #animalrescue
Had a wet and rainy outing at Sammamish Animal Sanctuary. We timed it perfectly for some pumpkin smashing! #animalrescue #farm #animalsanctuary
Everyone meet our newest addition, a pony named Zoey! Zoey was abused by her first owner and was sent to a kill pen where she was with her c**t who looked to be sired from a full sized horse. Thankfully she ended up in a loving home where she gave pony rides and after some time later they decided to give her to us. Zoey is adjusting well here as Sammamish Animal Sanctuary and loves all getting all this new attention. If you would like to meet Zoey and all her new friends that live here at SAS, go to our website and make a reservation! We hope to see you soon!
So awesome the care an help available here Sammamish area…thank you!