Celebrating the animals of Home for Life® at the 2024 Spring Gala with Isabella Rossellini

Image: Two elegant Italian ladies: Isabella with Home for Life's® Italian Greyhound Gianna at the gala. MANY thanks to Katie Thering Photography & Design who provided event photography for Home for Life's Spring Gala! Katie has photographed every Home for Life gala since 2007, when our special guest was Cesar Millan. Learn more about Katie and her collaboration with Home for Life in this blog post she did following our gala with Dr Jane Goodall.

Dandelion Season Arrives at Home for Life: photos by Mark Luinenburg

Dandelion season at Home for Life is short but beautiful. Once a year, Home For Life Animal Sanctuary is covered in yellow flowers—dandelion season! Photographer Mark Luinenburg,'s photos of this time of year have become an annual tradition. Mark made it out to capture this special season for the sanctuary—the carpets of sunshine signify spring is really here at last after a long winter.


Our new cat Nala is a mystery. Found as a scrawny stray south of the Minneapolis area, she started showing up in the yard of a kind couple. They fed her and for several days she came to visit them whenever they were outside, so they set up a little area for her in the garage with food and a dry bed since it was a stormy spring. Believing it odd that a cat like Nala would be a stray, they checked the local lost cat postings online and the vet checked for a microchip, but there were no leads.