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A-List Actress and Celebrated Activist Ashley Judd Headlines Home for Life's® Fall Gala

Ashley Judd holding dog

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!

Poppy and Soosa running

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.

A Perfect Day for Home for Life's® Pool Party!

An event-but somehow more than a fundraiser-a joyful day to celebrate our dogs and our bond with them.

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!!


Home for Life's® latest video spotlights our "Peace Creatures®" and community outreach programs

Home For Life Animal Sanctuary is with Woodbury Senior Living

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. 

The video begins with spectacular drone footage of the Home for Life's® 40-acre sanctuary facility on the Apple River in Star Prairie, WI and glimpses of the daily life of our precious cats and dogs. From the sanctuary, you will journey with Home for Life® staff and our "Peace Creatures®"— some of our therapy animals who participate in our Peace Creatures® community outreach programs — to  Woodbury Senior Living, Woodbury, MN one of our regular outreach sites and community partners. Home for Life's  Peace Creatures® programs  provide solace and joy to over 7000 at risk kids and adults each year through the healing pet therapy.  Our animals, who have survived and overcome so much themselves, can reach vulnerable children and adults in a special way,  as you will see in this beautiful short film. 

Home for Life's® 4th Annual Best Pool Party of the Year is SOLD OUT!

pool party logo

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.

New Photos by New Photograher, Alexandra Colich of Picture Me Lovely

HFL staff member Mackenzie with Blaco: Alex captures the love & care of HFL for our animals

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!




Home for Life® Dogs' Love of Swimming!

Home for life dogs love swimming

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.