Come join us this weekend at @naturalpetessentials ! #HOWS will be tabling the entire day. Hope to see you and your furry friends! 🐾❤️🛍🐾 #howsproject #customerappreciationday #collectingdonations #dogs #cats #treats #bagsofdogfood #naturalpetessentials ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately we did not generate enough volunteer activity to move forward with the fence build next Saturday, August 24th. 😔 With so many HOWS commitments in the weeks ahead, Precious will have to wait until Saturday September 21st. This deserving dog is not doing well being chained. Her anxieties and pacing continue, so please consider helping us to release her to roam freely in a safe environment. comment your interest in helping here or pm Deanna Barbeau-Scott or Greg Scott. 🐾🐶🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
🐕 Next HOWS Delivery / Field Day is Saturday 08/31, 8:30am to 3-ishpm!
And we’re lookin’ for 6 volunteers to make it happen! 💪🙏🐾
Help us deliver HOWS dog houses, pine bedding, flea/tick preventative, no-tip water buckets, walking leads, nylon collars, Nylabones, dog treats, food, hugs, love and education! Hope to sign up a few dogs for spay/neuter as well! 🤞🐾
Be part of something amazing — Be a HOWS volunteer! 🐕❤️ Such a feel-good thing to do!
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Thanks to donations this last week as well as the HUGE earnings from yesterday’s HOWS 2nd Annual Yard Sale🛍we need just under *$3,000* to purchase a mac daddy crew cab late model pickup truck! 🙌 Please consider a donation to help us get there! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Help Us Haul More HOWS! 💪💪💪 (We NEED to buy a pickup truck) 😉
🐾 HOWS dog houses are big and heavy! And goodness knows we deliver a lot of them… Over 1,000 to date! 🙌 🐾 Add to that mix the transport of our dog house raw materials to our various schools, scouts, and other construction volunteers. 🐾 Our fencing materials and equipment demand all kinds of space. 🐾 Not to mention that bales of straw bedding can fill an entire truck in no time!
Dog houses, lumber, fencing materials, and straw – all require BIG vehicles for transport! And they are all integral to what we do.
We spend a lot of money on truck rentals every year… so much that we could have already purchased a truck with what we’ve spent on rentals! 😮 Our HOWS van helps a lot, but with as much as we do these days, it is simply not enough! It’s time to add a second vehicle to the HOWS family… We really need a HOWS pickup truck! 🙏🐕
We are partnering with a local dealership and need to raise just $9,000 more to purchase that crew cab / long bed / late model mac daddy of a pickup that will really make a difference in how many dogs HOWS can help on each outing!
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO OUR PICKUP TRUCK INITIATIVE! You can donate by: •Visiting our secure site and donate through Paypal at www.howsproject.org •Sending a check* to: HOWS Project P.O. Box 56 Ruckersville, VA 22968 *Please specify ‘‘HOWS Truck” in the memo line
Together we can do this! Be a part of something special!
This big 9 year old hound / lab mix is as adorable as he is wide (...but we are working on slimming him down...) 😉
Tommy came to HOWS this June as a surrender from the person who adopted him from life as an outside dog when he was first surrendered to HOWS in early 2018.
He has been in HOWS foster care for 6+ weeks and is learning boundaries not taught to him by his previous person. His foster momma, Tara Reardon, is a very experienced dog foster. She and her two woofs are doing a wonderful job of sharing dog-life knowledge with Tommy. We’ve also employed the assistance of Chris Kirtley of Southern HosPETality to evaluate and offer training tips for Tommy’s success.
Tara says Tommy is one of the easiest fosters she’s had. He’s a mellow mushroom who loves his crate and just hanging out. He loves to play with her dogs and go for walks.
Tommy has been around an elderly cat, with no interest in the lil guy. He needs guided introductions with medium to large sized dogs. He has done well not only with Tara’s medium sized pups, but also another HOWS foster’s small to 50lb. dogs... thanks Karen Grubbs and fam for your role here. He was also “tested” with an unknown large male dog with the help of his trainer; with guided intro he was good with face to face contact 🙂 We are looking to adopt Tommy in to an adult only home (i.e. no children). As he truly loved the company of other dogs, a home with canines would certainly be a plus!
Tommy’s adoption will come with a couple more HOWS-paid-for in home sessions with Southern HosPETality... just to ensure a smooth transition.
If you are interested in Tommy, please let us know. He’s happy where he is but would love to find his furever home.
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Wow!....that’s all we can say for the Second Annual Yard Sale and Market! It was an amazing day with so many amazing people!
We raised $2861.80 (and still counting) from yesterday’s sale. These funds will be going towards purchasing our new pickup truck. We are almost there!!! Wahoo!
🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 There are so many people to thank for the amazing event: Thank you to the Shops at Stonefield for allowing us again to have the lawn area for the sale. It is such an amazing space and we are extremely grateful! Thank you Paul, owner of Kid2Kid, for donating all the children’s clothing. They were a huge hit! Many parents were extremely grateful! Thank you to all who donated all the items! We had so many amazing items for sale because of you! Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped pick up donations, sort, price, pack, load the trucks, unload the trucks, and setting everything up the day of the sale. Big kudos to Janine, Andrea, Stacey, Darlene, Jaleen, Theresa, Nancy and her friends she brought with her, Laura, Melanie, Mark, Rebecca and her husband, Cindy, Adriana, and Billy. You all rocked it and we can’t thank you all enough! 🙏🏻❤️ And finally, Thank you to all the supporters/friends who signed up to have tables at the event. You all are amazing people, we loved chatting with you all and loved having you all there!
Wow! Amazing work, all! Being under the big tent at the The Shops at Stonefield was perfect!! Thank you Patti P Wilson, too, for donating and also jumping into the fray to help unbox and organize!!! <3
Looks wonderful. Sorry I couldn’t be there this year!