2021 Visiting Guidelines - Please read first before booking.
We are doing everything we can to provide access for our supporters to come see the animals while minimizing the risk of infection as much as possible for our staff, our community, and for you, but we cannot guarantee there is no risk associated with visiting. So, if you are a high-risk individual, please carefully decide on your own whether or not 2021 is a good time for you to visit. And if you have been sick, have close contact with someone who is sick, or you pose a higher risk to our team or other visitors, please wait until it is safer to visit.
Prioritizing the safety of our staff here (including high-risk individuals living/working on-site) so it is very important that you follow all our safety rules without exception. Not only do we take our obligation to keep our staff healthy seriously, but you can imagine how hard it would be to take care of 400+ animals each and every day if had an outbreak here. By protecting our staff, you are protecting our animals as well. Please note, the full list of safety precautions for our 2021 visiting season is listed at the bottom of this page as well as on our tour reservation page.
Reserving a Time to Visit
The pandemic has necessitated that we make adjustments to our regular visiting season to balance providing access to our supporters while keeping our staff safe. In 2021 we are following the same safety protocols as we did in 2020. At this time are not planning on hosting any of our annual special events, such as our Happy Cows, Gentle Thanksgiving Events, or hosting a 2021 summer camp. If things change and we feel it is safe to do so, we'll revisit this.
We will be hosting a series of visiting days that feature self-guided tours with a limited number of guests allowed and advanced registration required. These visiting days are open to anyone in our community who reserves a time in advance. Please note, masks and social distancing will be required for all visitors. See 2021 Visting Guidelines below to learn more about the safety restrictions we have in place for our 2020 visiting season.
We know this is a challenging time for many, but for those who are able to do so, we kindly request that you make a donation ($25 per guest suggested) when scheduling a visit if you aren’t already a current donor.
Please note, to ensure as many people who want to can visit, we are asking that people do not book multiple visits for the 2021 season.
To reserve your visit, please visit our Online Reservation System.
Scheduling a Private Tour
Donors giving a minimum of $250 (in the current calendar year) may schedule a private tour between the months of July and September. All private tours are limited to no more than 5 guests and must be booked by email (email@example.com) at least two weeks in advance. While we will do the best to accommodate your preferred time/date, please know we will not be able to make all dates/times work given our busy schedules here but will work with you to try to find a time that works. Private tours are typically scheduled between the hours of 1 pm-3 pm and are roughly an hour long. If you would like to bring a vegan picnic to enjoy after your tour you are welcome to do so, provided you follow our social distancing requirements.
2021 Visiting Guidelines
Please carefully read and agree to the following guidelines before scheduling a 2021 visit:
- Masks must be worn by visitors at all times on sanctuary property - no exceptions
- Please, do not visit if you are/have recently been sick or have been around other sick people or anyone that has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last month
- If you scheduled a visit but then get sick, please postpone your visit and let us know – we will accommodate your visit at a later date if possible
- Please respect the scheduled time of your visit and manage your time here accordingly:
- If you arrive early, wait at your car until your check-in time
- If you arrive late, you’ll still have to leave at your scheduled departure time
- You must check-in at your scheduled time and check-out before leaving
- Please be back to your car by the end of your scheduled visit
- Visitors may not enter our “people barn” facility – this means that we will not have a public bathroom available for visitors so please plan accordingly
- Please carefully follow all written and posted safety guidelines for each barn/habitat
- Please do not enter the same barn/area with other visitors who aren’t in your party
- Please maintain at least 10’ between your party and other visitors/staff at all times
- If you have been around sick animals (or animals that you suspect may be sick) please do not visit us. We cannot risk exposing our animals and have very strict contagious disease quarantine protocols here
- If you have farmed animals or equines at home, please do not wear unwashed clothing that could potentially transmit disease to our animal residents and if you must wear the same footwear you use around other farmed animals/equines, please thoroughly bleach/disinfect before visiting
- Please note, due to the pandemic and related public health concerns, PRS will not be providing food at open house events and ask that visitors refrain from bringing food or eating on sanctuary property
- If you want to bring fresh (unspoiled) produce to donate to the animals it is greatly appreciated but for the safety of our visitors and animals, all donated food will be collected and fed out by our caregivers only – no feeding of the animals is permitted
- We have a strict 5mph speed limit at our main sanctuary property to ensure our animals and visitors are safe - please respect this speed limit and drive slowly
- For the safety of our animal residents, we cannot allow people to bring companion animals to PRS - please respect this rule and leave your furry friends home when visiting
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding and for helping to ensure that our 2021 visiting season is enjoyable and safe for everyone! If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org