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It's not too soon to plan to join us this fall for the most anticipated gala event of the season! Home for Life's® Fall Gala, the Fancy Feast will welcome beautiful Ashley Judd as our special guest at this year's event. Like our 2018 gala guest, Dr, Jane Goodall, Ashley loves dogs and works hard for conservation efforts, particularly on behalf of bonobos apes in their native Congo. Ashley also loves and cherishes all animals, and has relied on her beloved dogs for emotional support animals during turbulent times of her life.
Home for Life® is named one of the 10 most amazing animal sanctuaries in the country! Thank you USA Today!
Well! This happened. We are happy to announce Home for Life® was selected as one of the 10 most amazing animal sanctuaries it in the United States! Each of these sanctuaries highlighted in the article provides neglected and abused animals a second chance at life, giving them a wonderful, peaceful place to call home.
Home for Life's® annual Pool Party is a fundraiser, but seems more than that—a very special and joyful event where, for one day, every dog and person is happy. The beautifully perfect weather didn't hurt either. Thank you to everyone who turned out—see you next year!!
Thank you to Kirsten Eitrem of KME Photography for all these beautiful photos that we will treasure! Click here to see the album with all the photos.
So long summer 2019! See you next year!!
You would have to be made of stone not to be moved by Home for Life's® new video produced by Hold Tight Video Productions.
We are planning a wonderful day for our guests and their dogs Sunday, September 15 at the Town & Country Club, St Paul. As with past events,we will have complementary t-shirts for all guests, and this year, are thrilled to feature an exclusive design created just for the 2019 Pool Party by British Watercolor Artist Iain Welch! Iain's special gift is his evocative depictions of dogs: browsing his site with all the beautiful images is good for the soul.
We are delighted to introduce you to Alexandra Colich from Minneapolis of Picture Me Lovely, a photographer new to our sponsorship program and introduced to us by Debra, longtime Home for Life® supporter, sponsor and volunteer. The photo shoot was June 21, and Alex's photos are full of golden light, perfect for the summer solstice and to celebrate the start of the summer season!
It has become a summer tradition for supporter and longtime friend to Home for Life®, Photographer Mark Luinenburg, to come out to the sanctuary for a day of swimming at the Apple River with many of our dogs who love the water. This year, he made it out the day before July 4th, and we had a perfect, hot day for cooling off at the Apple which borders the west side of Home for Life's® 40 acres. See more of Mark's photos and more swimming photos in his public album here.
Featuring the story of Jonathan, an unwanted black cat who found a Home for Life® & became a Peace Creature®!
The "Cat Who Gives Hugs" is Jonathan, one of Home for Life's® Peace Creatures® therapy cats. He is featured in our latest blog post and match drive with $50,000 at stake. Read his story here.
Mark Luinenburg was out last month for his first visit of the year - the winter was so snowy, icy and cold, we didn't have the heart to ask him to come out. We had a lot of catching up to do, and he got many great photos of new faces and old favorites.
Photo Credit: Richard Chin
HOME FOR LIFE'S® Pool Party event is back on for 2019, and will be a one day event only, BUT it will be a nearly all day extravaganza and combine the best of both our events from last year! Below are the latest details.
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Home for Life® is a registered 501 (c) (3) charity. Your donation provides the animals of Home for Life® with food, veterinary care, toys and a beautiful facility to roam freely. 100% of donations go to helping these animals receive the medical care they need, as well as the affection and freedom to help them recover from illness, disability, mistreatment or neglect. With your help, these incredible animals can lead the full, safe and happy lives they deserve.