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Left: A scene from the Home for Life® sanctuary.
photos: Mark Luinenburg
author: Robin Raven, Contributor
Left: Holly and Finn
Against a lot of odds, the pets at the Home For Life® sanctuary are too busy enjoying life to feel down.
Left: Snowball with Grace
What a great way to start October with the photos of Home for Life's dogs and cats from Mark Luinenburg's Fall shoot at the sanctuary!
While we have not been able to offer tours of the sanctuary this summer and fall as usual, until we can be together again, we invite you to take this virtual tour of Home for Life®.
Sep 01, 2020 by Stephanie Figy of Sidewalk Dogs
One of our favorite ways to end the summer with a SPLASH is by attending Home for Life’s® Annual Best Pool Party of the Year, and this year’s no different! Except that your dogs are gonna be celebs, because this puppy’s going virtual, which means they need videos of your pups not only swimming in pools, but lounging in the lake, chillin’ in a canoe, paddle boarding—doing whatever it is they do on or in water! If you’re already IN, scroll down for details on how to enter.
After considering every alternative to try to present our 5th Annual Best Pool Party of the Year before summer ends--including: moving the event to another location, hosting the pool party at the sanctuary with swimming at the Apple River which runs on our property, renting out a private pool, scouting out a private lake--we have come to the decision that with COVID still raging, there is not an option to present this live event and still assure the safety of all our guests.
Home for Life's® sponsor program is a great way to support the sanctuary while forging a special bond with an individual animal. Historically, we have relied on professional photographers as an integral part of this program: they donate their time and talent by coming out to Home for Life® and taking photos of the cats and dogs who are sponsored, and then we highlight their work and business on our website, social media and with our sponsors.
An unusual summer approaches. With this hot weather, cooling off with a swim is a priority. It's the first time we started our excursions to the Apple River in Mid-June. There are still many unknowns and especially concerning Covid-19 as restrictions are beginning to be lifted.
Left: Rosa, one of our disabled dogs and an international rescue, cools off at the Apple River. Swimming is an important activity to help rehabilitate dogs like Rosa and restore their mobility--plus it's a fun way to exercise and cool off in the summer!
So many great photos, it's always hard to choose just a few to highlight his visit. Thank you, Mark, who's been telling Home for Life's® story through photos for nearly 20 years!
Home for Life® is a new idea in animal sheltering, an animal sanctuary for special needs animals. We could proselytize until we were blue in the face about why care for life sanctuaries are needed, and how our mission makes a difference. But with a single photo, Mark illustrates why Home for Life® has and continues to save lives of the animals we help.