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Double Exposure: Summer sponsor photos from KME Photography and Sarah Beth Photography

 Twa, one of Home for Life's® paraplegic cats, by Sarah Beth Photography

How fortunate Home for Life was to have both Kirsten Eitrem of KME Photography and Sarah Ernhart of Sarah Beth Photography out to the sanctuary in mid August for our sponsor photo shoot. It was a warm but beautiful day and between both these talented generous, gracious ladies and the Home for Life® staff, we got all the sponsor photos done plus photos of our new cats and dogs.

Left: Twa, one of Home for Life's® paraplegic cats, by Sarah Beth Photography

Summer Photos Mark Luinenburg

Frankie's blue eyes

Left: Frankie, one of Home for Life's Australian Shepherds in an extraordinary photo by Mark. Frankies story

Longtime friend to Home for Life®, photographer Mark Luinenburg was out at Home for Life® last week for summer photos, to meet our some of our new cats and dogs and for a swim at the Apple River, part of summer we look forward to at the sanctuary each year. Mark's been part of telling Home for Life's® story and sharing the stories of our animals for nearly 20 years! See the link for all of Mark's Summer of 2018 photos here including the latest Apple River swimming photos.

The Inspiration for Home for Life's Sold Out Pool Party Events!

Home for LIfe's® 2-legged Sheltie, Poppy, swims in the Apple River
Left: Home for LIfe's® 2-legged Sheltie, Poppy, swims in the Apple River

Home for Life's Best Pool Party of the Year—the Third Annual—and our new event the Caribbean themed Sunset Swim Party are September 8th and 9th and both events are SOLD OUT! 

We got the idea for a pool event after seeing how much our dogs loved to swim; we didn't think there was a need for yet another walk or K95K, but wanted to host an event that would be fun for people and their dogs to attend together.

Home for Life® Match Challenge Extended ! The Story of Shadow and Marian

Marian hugging Shadow

A unique aspect of Home for Life® is the help  the programs we offer provide to both animals and people. The story of Marian and her dog Shadow demonstrates how care for life sanctuaries are in a unique position—like none other in animal welfare—to maintain the bonds between animals and their owners. Sanctuary saves lives, not only of the animals we help, but also the people who love them.

Old Friend, New Photos: Sponsor Photos by Katie Thering Photography

Shakespeare by Katie Thering

Pictured left: Shakespeare

The latest photos for our sponsor program were taken by Katie of Katie Thering Photography ( If her name sounds familiar, it may be because you recognize her as the photographer who has captured the highlights of all our gala events including the our most recent gala of March 2018, with special guest Dr. Jane Goodall. For those of you who were not able to attend and also, for those who were there, be sure to see the blog post by event photographer Katie Theiring of Katie Thering Photography ( which includes many of  her beautiful photos from the evening:

Suddenly Summer: Spring photos by Mark Luienburg

Suddenly summer

Home for Life's® longtime friend and supporter photographer Mark Luinenburg was out to the sanctuary last Friday to get some spring photos. Spring? - it was nearly 90 degrees - and this after we had been under blizzard warnings in mid Apri - just a month before. The warm temperatures soared and everything seemed to bloom at once. We scrambled to get the canopies up and pools out, and get ready for tour season. We are now solidly into summer complete with hot temperatures and lots of humidity. but everyone is grateful for better weather and lots of sunshine.

Home for Life Featured on KarmaTube!

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A video produced by the the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation "An Animal Sanctuary that Promotes Kindness" was the featured video on KarmaTube for the week of June 7th, 2018.

The video depicts scenes from life at Home for Life's® sanctuary as well as our Peace Creatures® community outreach programs, which bring vulnerable animals and people together so both can heal. See The video here:

Tour Season is here!

Home for Life's® mascot, Sulcata Tortoise Goliath

Home for Life® Animal Sanctuary is open for tours to those interested in seeing our facility, meeting the animals and learning more about our mission and programs. Priority for scheduling tours is given to our donors and sponsors. Home for Life® offers tours throughout the summer and as far into the fall as weather permits, and as long as visitors want to undertake the drive! Please email us at or call us at 800-252-5918 to schedule your time to visit us- We hope to see YOU soon! 

Left:Home for Life's mascot, Sulcata Tortoise Goliath