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Friday, March 29, 2013

Smile On A Dog

Just a quick note before the weekend. We are bursting at the seams with dogs, as is just about every shelter in the four corners. If you have been thinking of adding a new member to your pack, now would be a great time to do it. We have many great dogs here at LPCHS, and some of those dogs are Pit Bulls. Dont be afraid, and if you don't believe me check out the picture below.
Looks pretty scary to me.

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Have a great weekend.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lookin for some help

So I have already failed in my commitment to do one of these every week. That means that you get two this week, and I will get back on track next week. This one is going to be short and sweet. Stay tuned for the second one which I will hit the publish button on Thursday. It will make you laugh.

For this blog post, I need to make a request. As many of you know, we are preparing to build a dog play yard. This will be a place where large groups of our shelter dogs can go outside and be dogs.They will be able to run and play, and even take a little splash in the water on nice days. At some point we may even have it available for use by the public after hours.

The play yard will have a concrete walking path ( so staff and volunteers can get around ), agility equipment including a tunnel, and even a water feature. It will provide an area where potential adopters, can see the dogs as they are going to be at home, not how they are in a kennel with 50 other dogs barking.  We are also planning on having a web cam that broadcasts the play yard all over so you can all watch the dogs while you are supposed to be working. Sounds great right?

Here is where you come in. Many of you have already helped to fund this project by attending last years Bark & Wine fundraiser. In fact, nearly 25,000 was raised for the project. That is fantastic, but I want to make this play yard something the whole community can be proud of, and that is going to cost money. What Im asking of you, is for a little assistance. Sure, you can donate money to help fund the project, but what I really need is favors.If any of you know of contractors who can do the dirt work, the plumbing, the concrete, or landscaping, who really love animals, then let them know about this project. Maybe they would be willing to give us a deal on the labor, or even donate their services. Thanks for the time, and if you know anyone who might be able to help, have them call me here at the shelter.