Odd Man Inn started with a dog, a black Labrador retriever named Roswell who had a tendency to bite.
Wendy and Josh Smith moved from Portland to 4 acres in the hills northeast of Washougal to give Roswell more space, keep him out of trouble and save him from euthanasia.
The Smiths decided that they had so much room, why not take in another vulnerable animal that needed a home?
They added a pig. One became two, and so on. The Smiths, passionate animal rights advocates, now operate a full-blown nonprofit refuge that specializes in care for farm animals that Humane Society shelters have trouble accommodating.
“We’re trying to work within the system to provide education and shed some light on the plight of farmed animals,” Wendy Smith said. “It’s not just about cute animals or picking up strays off the street. We are trying to participate in the end of animal exploitation.”