Many of you have been with us on our rescue/foster/hospice
journey over these past 8+ years. Our wonderful supporters have
sent countless wishlist items to help provide care for over 15
hundred foster dogs now, supported every time we have needed
to get a dog to safety or provide emergency medical care.
Many have supported us so that we could pay for fencing
materials, washing machines, dog food, foster room flooring, vet
care, etc. Some saw our beautiful foster room get remodeled, our
property logged for safety, the extensive clean up after, and have
fallen in love with all the dogs we've helped together. We have
never done a personal fundraiser ourselves and I had hoped to
complete this project on my own with the money raised from this
years calendar sales. But here's the deal. We have had several
very special dogs arrive to our rescue in the last 2 weeks. Some
will stay with us to live out their golden years. These deserving
pups will be a permanent pack member and we are so excited to
be able to provide the stability they have lacked.
With this we will be needing to add two new additions to our
program where they will be comfortable. On the off chance
everyone does not get along we will continue to use the meet/
greet and event room on a rotation so that everyone gets house/
couch snuggle time. This does not mean that we will not be taking
in more rescues. On the contrary, we will be expanding our
rescue efforts. But we need to do it now to be able to fully provide
everything our incoming dogs needs and to have space for the
many waiting and needing care. Here is a breakdown of exactly
where your donation will go -
2 - 10 x 12 cottages, both with individual fenced in yards and
porches. Basic units to purchase with delivery are $4580 each.
We will then insulate and put sheet rock on the insides, run
power, install heat/air units, tile the floors and decorate with all the
comforts of home. We hope to have one for adult dogs with a
couch, TV, and music and a bit more suitable for senior dogs.
Total costs for units alone - $9,160. We will personally pay for all
other construction materials, trees for shade and for inside decor/
1 - 3/4 acre fenced play yard with 3 gates, a main entrance and 2
going to separate areas for the more timid/senior dogs, including
access to the cottages. This will be installed by a professional
fence company as we need it to be completely secure. The fence
will be hog panel and wood, going a foot into the ground and 6+ ft
high. I hope to eventually have a covered puppy area but those
improvements can be made in the future with funds raised by t-
shirt sales. Estimated cost for this - $2800. We will pay any
incurring costs above this amount.
This work will all be completed within a few months from now,
both so the new dog will have access to it and before our summer
months begin. I have debated doing a monetary fundraiser for so
long now as I absolutely hate to ask for help. But this is not for
me. This is for the dogs who deserve it the most and will be used
to help many more dogs for years to come. Any donation amount
would mean the world to us, and if we somehow go over our goal
those funds will be used towards the construction supplies. You all
mean so much to us and our gratitude is truly endless. We
absolutely could not do this without the support we have received.
From the bottom of my heart, Michelle
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