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๐Ÿพ HOWS Partners With Loaves & Fishes Charlottesville Food Bank ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

HOWS volunteers Mary Barrick and Andrea Denton, along with two new Spanish-speaking volunteers, worked along side Loaves & Fishes volunteers at a couple of their grocery pick-ups to identify those in need of food who may also need help for their outside dogs. ๐Ÿ•

We identified 35 dogs (on 17 properties) with a need for improved outside shelter. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™Œ

A couple months in the making, this January 10 Loaves & Fishes dogs received HOWS dog houses. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ
Mary and Andrea, plus Madeline Bruggeman, Amy Lancaster, Nancy Burr, and Brad Suter pulled together on 01/14/23 and arranged for folks to pick up HOWSes from Better Living Building Supply. Dyamond, Red, and Bear had their people pick up houses; HOWS will follow up with site visits to these dogs in the near future. ๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿ‘
Andrea and Amy delivered 4 HOWSes that same Saturday to Fat Fat, King, Smokey, and Bella. ๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘
And a few days later, Mary, Andrea, and Cole Blackman delivered HOWSes to Bella and Hustle. ๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘

We will continue to chip away at our Loaves & Fishes / HOWS list, integrating new ways to help outside dogs who need our services. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to help us get HOWS dog houses and other supplies to dogs in need, please let us know! Weโ€™d love to have you along! ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿพ

#howsproject #loavesandfishes #betterlivingbuildingsupply #community #ittakesavillage #helpingpeoplehelptheirdogs
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Amy Lancaster, thank you for your help! Invaluable!

Great!

4 days ago
The HOWS Project

Thank you to Mr. Dan Brown and his students at Monticello High School for building 8๏ธโƒฃ dog houses for HOWS Project ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿพ
MHS has been part of our HOWS construction family for many years now and we are forever grateful for all their help ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜Special thanks to Nancy Burr and Brad Suter for collecting and storing these houses until such time they can be distributed. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

These dog houses can be a game changer for many dogs, especially on days like the one weโ€™re getting ready to have here in Virginia, where temps do not exceed 40ยฐF and weโ€™re expecting a nasty wintery mix. โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿฅบ
(For the record, weโ€™d like to see dogs โ€œinsideโ€, especially during inclement weather events)โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™
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#howsproject #monticellohighschool
#community #thankyou #winterweather๐Ÿ˜”
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Thank you to Mr. Dan Brown and his students at Monticello High School for building 8๏ธโƒฃ dog houses for HOWS Project ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿพ
MHS has been part of our HOWS construction family for many years now and we are forever grateful for all their help ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜Special thanks to Nancy Burr and Brad Suter for collecting and storing these houses until such time they can be distributed.  ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช
These dog houses can be a game changer for many dogs, especially on days like the one weโ€™re getting ready to have here in Virginia, where temps do not exceed 40ยฐF and weโ€™re expecting a nasty wintery mix. โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿฅบ
(For the record, weโ€™d like to see dogs โ€œinsideโ€, especially during inclement weather events)โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™
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#howsproject #monticellohighschool 
#community #thankyou #winterweather๐Ÿ˜”Image attachment

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That's awesome! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ 

5 days ago
The HOWS Project

The Unicorn Dog Gets Adopted! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ•๐Ÿก๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Just a few weeks back HOWS dog Cooper was surrendered to HOWS Project, and we partnered with Brent Jacques to get him into his โ€œbig dogโ€ rescue. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
Brent did a *great* job figuring out the ins and outs of this gentle giant, and - partnering with Green Dogs Unleashed - came to understand that Cooper was the easiest dog ever (thus dubbed the unicorn dog)! ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿคฃ Gets along with everyone, everything, perfect manners, etc! ๐Ÿ™Œ
Fast forward to this past Saturday, when Team HOWS 01/21/23 was out and about. Volunteers Mariah Steele and Jeff Sands were talking about opening up their home to a shepherd, should they find a good match for their 4-legged family๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
We told them of Cooper, they applied that next day, and the rest is history!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Jackpot for Cooper! Tears of joy for the rest of us! ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ•

Lots of good folks to thank for being part of Team Cooperโ€™s village! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿพ You know who you are!!!!

Congratulations to Mariah, Jeff, Cooper, and their other 4-leggeds too! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

#howsproject #germanshepherd #saved
#ittakesavillage #thankyou
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Love this so much!!!

Yay, Cooper! ๐ŸŽ‰ May you live (very) long and prosper! โค๏ธ

Im so overjoyed! Christmas miracle for sure!! Such an amazing outcome!! Better than I ever have hoped for!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅฒ

Im so happy ๐Ÿ˜Š โ˜บ ๐Ÿ’“ for you Cooper and will always miss and love you but the joy and relief in my heart knowing you have your forever home is so amazing congratulations you two Cooper is a love bug

Lucky boy! He deserves everything that’s coming his way!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Thanks to all the folks that made this happen! So happy for Cooper.

Love how the stars aligned on this! Enjoy this next chapter of your life, Cooper, with your new family!

Greatest outcome!! Happy trails, Cooper and Fam!!โค๏ธ

So wonderful!! ๐Ÿ’•

Yay!! Soooo….do we get visiting privileges?? Asking for a friend…..๐Ÿ˜œ

Miracles do happen! Thank you to everyone who played a part in Cooper's happy journey!

You guyyys.โค๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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1 week ago
The HOWS Project

4๏ธโƒฃ Stops ๏ฟผ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›ป๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›ป
5๏ธโƒฃ Dogs ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
7๏ธโƒฃVolunteers ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Team HOWS 01/21/23 spent the day bringing dog houses and supplies to Gunner, Bella, Bubba, Chloe, and Reba! ๐Ÿพ

๏ฟผGunner and Bellaโ€™s people ๏ฟผplan to soon extend their kennel to give them three times their current space. ๐Ÿ˜€ In the meantime, we upgraded their dog houses, cleaned up their pen, and helped their people with tips on how to keep things in check.
Both received dewormer and, if they donโ€™t put weight on in the next couple weeks, will be vetted through one of our partner veterinary clinics.๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿพ

Bubba became a Tom Petty fan todayโ€ฆ Check out his house! ๐ŸŒผ๏ฟผ He will be neutered through HOWS soon! Happy to say he spends his nights inside with his people.๏ฟผ ๐Ÿ™Œ

Chloeโ€™s people signed her up for HOWS help, but have not been reachable with the provided phone number. So we stopped by to see if anyone was home, and unfortunately, no one was. We left some straw and dog food, as well as a note, asking for them to call us back.๏ฟผ๐Ÿ™

And Reba made us all giggle with her complete and utter fascination with her Nylabone! ๐Ÿ˜†โค๏ธ๏ฟผ๐Ÿฆด
Reba spends much of her time inside with her people, but on occasion needs to be left outside and did not have a shelter. Weโ€™re so glad her person reached out to us!๐Ÿ™‚

Kudos to Darlene Hinton, Gaby Ford, Karen Grubbs, Mariah Steele, Jeff Sands, Tatiana Soto-Montero, and Stacey Norris for spending their day helping these awesome dogs and their families. And special thanks to Nancy Burr and Brad Suter for preparing the houses for transport. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿพ

๏ฟผ#howsproject #volunteersmaketheworldgoround #community #helpingpeoplehelptheirdogs
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Bless you all!!

Beautiful work on a beautiful day!

Thank you HOWS!!!

What great work!

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