Sometimes it’s not so easy to get a HOWS house into a dog pen by walking it through the “front door”. Sometimes we have to go over the top, literally. 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 Several people hoist it up and rest it on a solid “ledge” of the pen; and others stand on the receiving side, holding it in place until the others join them to lower it back down to the ground… inside the pen. It looks something like this. It takes teamwork. Fortunately that’s what HOWS is all about!
You folks are AMAZING!!! I'm sorry you were short two sets of hands. I hope my husband and I are feeling healthier for the next outing!
Great team work!
It was a physically demanding day, but SO WORTH IT. Stacey and her crew were dedicated to the goal of providing houses and straw to so many dogs. I came home tired, but happy knowing these pups would be warmer and more comfortable this winter.
Team HOWS 01/18/2020 braved the weather advisory to deliver 6 HOWS houses and lots of straw bedding and other essentials to 14 dogs who greatly benefited from our efforts! 💟🐾
Thank you to Linda Sega, Darlene Hinton, Mark Mehlin, Brianna Fleming, Gabriele Ford, and Stacey Vaughn Norris for all their efforts today with Jake, Rocky, Bullwinkle, Blackie, Darla, Shirley, Smoky, Boo Boo, Yogi, Roscoe, Copper, Miracle, Chloe, and Red. Many of these babes are on our spay/neuter list... hoping to get those priorities in place very soon!👍🐕
It was a cold one… 🥶Which made it even more important to make these critters more comfortable. Fortunately the weather event was not nearly as bad as it had been predicted to be.
Special thanks to the folks at our second stop who threw themselves in to the mix and helped right along side us to put everything in place.
Good, cold, wet day... we will all sleep better tonight! 😉🐶
HOWS volunteers, Brad and Nancy, visited two new members of our HOWS family today. Their person reached out to us recently asking for help with shelter for her pigs, Julie and JR. These poor babes were shelter-less and living in mud and muck 😬😢 We were happy to help by delivering a custom built house filled with straw. We ❤ 🐽🐽.
Awwww! THANK YOU so much for giving shelter to those piggies!! You guys are the best!!!
Thank you Nancy & Brad! These sweet little piggies needed shelter so bad. And there you are! ❤️
That's fantastic Nancy! Jaleen
Nancy and Brad are beyond awesome! HOWS is so lucky to have them!
That's such an improvement - thank you for the deck - they will love that!
This is awesome!! So many mini pigs in our community in need!! Lorelei Pulliam weren't you just asking about fencing and housing for a local pig whose mom would like to be able to keep her if possible?
During the month of December three local pet stores and one local gym had the “HOWS Wish List” at their stores/gym. And man, oh man, did they get some donations for us! 🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍🛒🛍
Thank you Animal Connection, Crate & Marrow, Pet Supplies Plus and M3 Core Training for allowing us to have a donation barrel at your shops and helping spread the HOWS mission for us! 🙏🏻 And a HUGE thank you to all your customers for donating to us so we can help all the outside doggies this season. 🙏🏻👍🏻🐾😁 ... See MoreSee Less
January 4, 2020 - Our first field day of the new year was a smashing success!
With 3 vehicles and 8 volunteers, in 6 hours we visited 31 dogs and 2 pigs, delivered 9 dog houses, scheduled 5 new clients who will receive dog houses in a few weeks along with a pig shelter and signed up one female to be spayed.
We had one seriously committed team: Theresa Tocco, Jaleen Tocco, Nancy Burr, Darlene Hinton, Andrea Denton, Megan Rice, Nanci Dodson & Gaby Ford.
We’ll let the pictures tell the “tail” of today’s adventures!
The success of our field days is because of our volunteers, donors and supporters and we can’t thank you enough.
If you are interested in becoming a HOWS volunteer, please send a FB message. Our next field days are Jan 18 and Jan 25. ... See MoreSee Less
🙌🐾🌟🎄❤️ Thank You SOOOO Much to All our Supporters!!!! We did it!!!! We maxed out our $10K End of Year Match! We are going to do SOOOO much good with those funds!!!! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 #howsproject #thankyou... See MoreSee Less
🐾💟 BCAWS is a group out of Tennessee. About a year ago their team leader, Kristin Baksa, learned about HOWS Project from one of our volunteers— Julie Rydlund — and BCAWS wanted to do what we do for the outside dogs in their area. With a few HOWS/BCAWS phone conversations, our HOWS Project Dog House Plans, and a handful of extremely dedicated individuals, these folks have been rockin’ it for the animals in need in their community! 🙌💪🐕
We are very grateful that the idea of HOWS is spreading! We started almost 12 years ago, inspired by PETA’s Angels for Animals program... and we have inspired several other groups in our own state and other states to do the same! Please check out BCAWS’s Facebook page. They are doing great stuff! ❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾❤️