Animal experience hosted by Cat

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sanctuary life and the wildcats we care for. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a true Sanctuary and to see the more than eighty animals that live here. Because we aren't a zoo, you'll see the animals in a relaxed, peaceful setting, unlike anything you've experienced before. Included in the tour you'll see lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals, hybrid and domestic cats as well as our farm animal rescues.
Tours are limited to four people maximum and two people MINIMUM with no children under the age of fourteen. (That allows us to provide a personal experience without adding stress to the wildcats. You'll hear the heartbreaking stories, meet the animals and see their personalities. *Please note, tours are not available for a single guest, the minimum is two people or tours do not happen.
Walking tours run for about two hours. We have golf carts available as needed. Please dress for the weather and no open-toe shoes. Tours must have at least two people and no more than four. There is no contact between guests and animals, but you will have the opportunity to see them up close and personal for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Other things to note:
There is no direct contact between guests and animals. Silverton, Oregon is only seven miles away and there are several excellent restaurants to choose from.
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Sanctuary life and the wildcats we care for. This is a unique opportunity to learn about a true Sanctuary and to see the more than eighty animals that live here. Because we aren't a zoo, you'll see the animals in a relaxed, peaceful setting, unlike anything you've experienced before. Included in the tour you'll see lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars, bobcats, servals, caracals, hybrid and domestic cats as well as…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water

Meet your host, Cat

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 25 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Since 2001 we have been an accredited sanctuary for captive-born wildcats that have been surrendered, confiscated, or were someones 'pet.' Our goal is to educate folks that wild animals should not be bred or sold. We will share information about how you can help make a difference for wildcats everywhere. WCR has been accredited by the American Sanctuary Association, Tigers in America, verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and a member of Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance.
Your tour guide will be our Director of Communications, Stefanie Kraus who will not only share all of the wildcat stories and answer any questions you have but is a professional photographer who creates wonderful images of our precious residents. Her enthusiasm and love for the wildcats make your visit a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Since 2001 we have been an accredited sanctuary for captive-born wildcats that have been surrendered, confiscated, or were someones 'pet.' Our goal is to educate folks that wild animals should not be bred or sold. We will share information about how you can help make a difference for wildcats everywhere. WCR has been accredited by the American Sanctuary Association, Tigers in America, verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and a member of Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance.
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About the organisation: WildCat Ridge Sanctuary



WildCat Ridge is a 501(c)3 non-profit sanctuary located south of Portland, OR. Our mission is to provide a safe, natural lifetime home for captive-born wildcats in need. WildCat Ridge Sanctuary is not open to the public; nor do we buy, sell, breed, or exhibit our animals & are a no-contact facility. The safety and well-being of the Wildcats always come first. WCR receives no state or federal funds

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to WildCat Ridge Sanctuary.
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Where you'll be

The Sanctuary is located on a rural, peaceful eighty-four acres in the outskirts of the sleepy town of Scotts Mills, OR. The wildcats live in spacious enclosures and you'll get the chance to see them comfortable and relaxed like you have never seen before. Sanctuary life is nothing like a zoo or road side attraction. It's providing the best life possible for animals who have been neglected and abused before coming to us.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Amy
August 2021
What an amazing experience! The cats were extraordinary and the tour was super educational as well as wonderfully fun. Great memories and very thankful for the incredible care of these special animals!
Alexa
August 2021
My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience. Our host was wonderful, and we learned about each of the animals - she was was so informative. You could tell the animals are loved, well taken care of, and in a great environment .
Honey
August 2021
Stephanie was our tour guide and did an excellent job. I leaned so much. I had never heard of a serval before and now I know exactly what they look like. Stephanie told us a lot of the back stories of the resident felines and it was very interesting and informative. It is very evident that the cats are very well taken care of and very much live their best possible lives. It is a little bit spendy but well worth it.
Stanlee
July 2021
Our visit to the Wild Cat Sanctuary was everything we expected and more. All animals looked well cared for and our guide, Stephanie, was an exceptional host.
Sami
July 2021
Stephanie was really wonderful, she knew a lot about the cats and all their stories. I would definitely recommend so you can support their rescue.
Clarissa
July 2021
This was a fantastic, informative tour of a great sanctuary. What I plucked most was that their priority was the cats and the cat’s comfort. We were just their to observe. No cats were put on “show” or disturbed. They all truly seemed comfortable.

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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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend.