How Can I Help?

We are a two person team

Shari is the contact person who actually works on finding and placing the alpacas in their new forever homes.  Her duties also include the daily job of running the farm.  We currently have 30 alpacas, 1 llama, 3 horses, 3 mini horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats (all rescues).  Jackie works 3 jobs while supporting & living with her father in Olympia.  Jackie also assists with the farm duties and rescues on her days off.  We are non-paid volunteers.

  • We do not receive grants or any financial support from major companies.  All feed, medical, travel expenses and farm improvements come from private and adoption donations.
  • When CCAR takes on a rescue, we are there for the long haul, getting to know the animals, so that we can best meet the request made by future homes and (most importantly to us), make sure the animals that are buddied up or related go to their new homes together.
  • Our desire is to build relationships with the people that adopt, to make them feel a part of the alpaca community and lead them into a lifestyle full of fun and relaxation with a future full of luxurious fiber.  A private Facebook group has been set up for them for the sharing of ideas, questions/answers, pictures and stories.  Mentors are set up as needed and are on the Group site to help answer any questions or concerns that are brought up.
  • The animals that we care for here at Cross Creek, come in with special needs.  Some we can eventually adopt out and some will stay to live out their days.


Sponsorship is one of the ways we fund our efforts to provide a safe-haven for alpacas in need of refuge.  Many of the alpacas we take in require significant amounts of “down time” due to physical and/or emotional trauma experienced prior to rescue.  By maintaining a sustainable budget via sponsorship, we are able to prevent the “move’em out quick!” mentality that is so often seen in the animal rescue world.  These alpacas have been through enough in their lives.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click on the Option 1 button to the right and select your desired level and set up a reoccurring monthly donation.  Also, check out our Send A Card program if you are making a donation in the name of a friend or loved one.

Thank you to all of you who allow us to save lives via your generosity, shares, support and love!

*If you would prefer to donate by giving gift cards, please contact us at  We would love to give you the name of the feed store and hardware stores that we use.

or send your check to

4225 Old Military Rd SE, Tenino, WA 98589

Your tax-deductible contribution will help provide care and assistance for alpacas.  

Tax # 26-4363682

Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue was established in 2009 to ensure quality care and treatment of alpacas and other animals through intervention, education and outreach.


  Thank you for your help and support!

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