Odd Man Inn is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit farm animal sanctuary and adoption shelter in the Columbia River Gorge.

Odd Man Inn provides 100% donor-funded animal services including:

Intake of at-risk animals direct from animal control and shelters

Transport services for animal residents to receive medical care

Adoption home visits for all outgoing animals

Delivery of all animals to their new families once adopted

Top quality veterinary medical care for all animal residents

24/7 onsite caregivers present for animal residents

State permitted wildlife rehabilitation in the state of WA

Roswell

Our Story

We believe EVERYONE Deserves a Forever Home.

Odd Man Inn was started because of our commitment to a dog named Roswell. Fear-based aggression and a tendency to bite made him extremely difficult to manage. When we ran out of training options, the professional recommendation was euthanasia. Instead of giving up on him, we purchased land for Roswell to get out of city life in Portland and created a safe space for him and other animals who are out of options.

Roswell lives here happily with a variety of other animals who are considered misfits in society. Our residents are often called too bitey, too dirty, too plump, too ugly, too inconvenient, too old, too big, too whatever. We make every effort to rehabilitate animals based on their specific needs and help them become ambassadors for their kind. We find adoptive families whenever possible to free up space for the next ones who are out of options.

Our first adoption was in 2017, and we have successfully been able to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome hundreds of animals including pigs, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, rats, chickens, geese, ducks, peafowl, rabbits, turtles, llamas, donkeys, pigeons, and cows.

We are proud Network Partners of Best Friends Animal Society.

Board of Directors

Joshua Smith

  • Co-Founder and President of Odd Man Inn
  • Graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • OMI Facility Manager and Director of Corporate Relations
  • Farm Dad and full-time OMI caregiver

Wendy Smith

  • Co-Founder and Vice President of Odd Man Inn
  • USAF Military Veteran and Registered Nurse 20+ years
  • OMI Director of Communications and Marketing
  • Farm Mom and full-time OMI caregiver

Christy Payne

  • Registered Nurse and mother of two
  • OMI Treasurer
  • Foster mom to the OMI special-needs grazers