Who we are
Snake Haus was created by Dr. Sara Mayes and her husband, Mirko, out of love and appreciation for these amazing animals. Sara is a veterinarian that has been working with exotic pets and wildlife for many years. Sara is currently the Medical Director and an Associate Veterinarian at Broadway Animal Hospital in Everett, WA. Mirko is a carpenter and a cycling coach with a natural curiosity and talent with animals. Together they make a powerful team and are able to help many animals that other people won’t.
A second location has now also been started by Sara’s great friend, Dr. Nicky Finch, in Clarkston, WA. Nicky runs the Exotics Ward at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She and her family specialize in the housing and care of Snake Haus’s smaller rescues like colubrids and some of the ball pythons. Sara and Nicky often team up on rescue missions for snakes in each other’s differing areas and may transfer animals between the two locations as needed. For the most part, size of the animal is what dictates at which location an animal will be housed.
Our goals at Snake Haus are two fold:
1) Provide a safe haven for unwanted or large snakes
2) Educate people about these amazing animals
(Pictured: Willie, Marion, Sif)
Why we are needed
There are many snakes out there in desperate need of care. These animals are sensitive and totally at the mercy of their environment. They are commonly left neglected and abandoned by uncaring or unknowing pet owners without even the most basic care. Snakes are not difficult to care for in captivity, nor do they require a tremendous amount of time or commitment. What they do need is easy to provide with the right tools and knowledge, and they deserve our compassion and protection.