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14 hours ago

The HOWS Project

WOW! Team HOWS 12/14/19 has an amazing day! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ•

We added *17* dogs to our HOWS family โ€” Rocky, Bullwinkle, Blackie, Darla, Shirley, Smoky, Boo-Boo, Yogi, Roscoe, Chloe, Miracle, Copper, Red, Tank, Ruger, Sassy, and Deuce. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ ALL are now on our list for spay/neuter... Their people are looking forward to no more puppies! ๐Ÿ‘ Three received HOWS dog houses today, and the rest will receive houses in the coming weeks. All got lots of pets, treats, no-tip water buckets, and warm straw bedding today. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

We also visited a couple sweet goats named Kiki and Sasha. They reside at a residence which used to have HOWS dogs, but now has only goats. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

And lastly we visited Kami, whose people have been working with us for the last year to supply her much improved exterior shelter, spay and vet services, and education on going to help them understand the does and donโ€™ts of dog care.
Today, in an incredibly generous act of love, with tears in their eyes, they asked us if we could find a better home for Kami. New family stressors have made it difficult for them to prioritize time and resources for Kami. And they realized that it was unfair to her. Kami is now with Brent Jacques, an expert big dog / shepherd rescuer. We couldnโ€™t have asked for a better place for her to land. โค๏ธ

Kudos to Darlene Hinton, Karen Grubbs, Brianna Fleming, Carrie Payne, Stacey Norris, and a special guest dog whisperer.
Additional kudos to Nancy Burr and Brad Suter for having the HOWS truck ready with a full tank of gas and HOWS houses for todayโ€™s ventures!

We do what we do because of the support we receive from our community. Please consider a tax deductible donation to help us continue our good work! ๐Ÿ™ Itโ€™s worth DOUBLE what you donate through the end of this year with our $10k match! Swwwweet! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

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You guys are the best

Way to go!

Thank you all! Deanna

You all are wonderful.

Wow! Great day HOWS! Thank you! Jaleen

Way to rock a field day! I’m so happy for Kami. Stacey, your kind and gentle approach, allowing the owner to reach their own conclusion while HOWS continues to provide support & assistance, is something to be admired. Compassion for people and animals. โค๏ธ Awesome job ladies!

Love you guys!

Kami hit the foster jackpot with Brent!

You are heroes and role models!!!

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14 hours ago

The HOWS Project

A fantastic team of volunteers is forming for next Saturdayโ€™s build! We still have room for a few more! The more volunteers, the quicker and smoother the build! 3-4 hours tops!

We have tentative help with picking up some lumber & fence wire. We will need more help here with for this particular build!

Gucci and Princess, hold on sweethearts.. your life is about to be better (not ideal because theyโ€™ll still be outdoors), but atleast not without the comfort of each other!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far.. if you still can help us, please pm Deanna Barbeau-Scott with your interest!
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A fantastic team of volunteers is forming for next Saturdayโ€™s build! We still have room for a few more! The more volunteers, the quicker and smoother the build!  3-4 hours tops!  We have tentative help with picking up some lumber & fence wire. We will need more help here with for this particular build!  Gucci and Princess, hold on sweethearts.. your life is about to be better (not ideal because theyโ€™ll still be outdoors), but atleast not without the comfort of each other!  Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far.. if you still can help us, please pm Deanna Barbeau-Scott with your interest!Image attachment

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You all are amazing. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Makes me so emotional. Thank you for all you do.

16 hours ago

The HOWS Project

๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ $10K End of Year HOWS Match!!!!! AND WE ARE HALF WAY THERE ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

๐Ÿพ Help Us To Maximze Our Funds!!! ๐Ÿพ

HOWS has been blessed this holiday season with a โ€œSecret Santaโ€ offer of up to *$10,000* in matching funds NOW THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Your donation, matched dollar per dollar! โค๏ธThink of all the good this will do to help outside dogs in need, from:
Improved outside HOWS houses, straw bedding, no-tip water buckets, stainless steel food bowls, nylon collars and leashes;
To fencing, spay/neuter services; medical care; and surrender care.
Of course, we also offer lots of love to these animals and education to their people, which -- though free -- is truly priceless for the animals and families we service.
Winter is especially difficult for these animals. And we are out in full force doing as much good as possible during the colder months.

We are able to do what we do because of the support we receive from our community.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Please, this holiday season, help us to continue our efforts. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ™
11 years of HOWS Project and counting!

Please send checks to
HOWS Project, PO Box 56
Ruckersville, VA 22968
(and denote โ€œmatchโ€ in the memo line)

Or visit our website at www.howsproject.org
to donate via Paypal (and specify โ€œfor matchโ€)

Your donation is 100% tax deductible ๐Ÿ‘

#howsproject #yearendmatch
#letsdothis #helpushelpthem
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๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ $10K End of Year HOWS Match!!!!! AND WE ARE HALF WAY THERE ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ  ๐Ÿพ Help Us To Maximze Our Funds!!! ๐Ÿพ  HOWS has been blessed this holiday season with a โ€œSecret Santaโ€ offer of up to *$10,000* in matching funds NOW THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Your donation, matched dollar per dollar! โค๏ธThink of all the good this will do to help outside dogs in need, from: 
Improved outside HOWS houses, straw bedding, no-tip water buckets, stainless steel food bowls, nylon collars and leashes;
To fencing, spay/neuter services; medical care; and surrender care. 
Of course, we also offer lots of love to these animals and education to their people, which -- though free -- is truly priceless for the animals and families we service. 
Winter is especially difficult for these animals.  And we are out in full force doing as much good as possible during the colder months.  We are able to do what we do because of the support we receive from our community.  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Please, this holiday season, help us to continue our efforts. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ™
11 years of HOWS Project and counting!  Please send checks to 
HOWS Project, PO Box 56 
Ruckersville, VA 22968
(and denote โ€œmatchโ€ in the memo line)  Or visit our website at www.howsproject.org 
to donate via Paypal (and specify โ€œfor matchโ€)  Your donation is 100% tax deductible ๐Ÿ‘  #howsproject #yearendmatch
#letsdothis #helpushelpthemImage attachmentImage attachment

20 hours ago

The HOWS Project

Donโ€™t forget to drop by Crate & Marrow, Animal Connection and Pet Supplies plus to do your shopping ๐Ÿ› this month! HOWS has bins at each store for donations to our furry friends. ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

The HOWS Project

Princess and Gucci are waiting for the day the can receive a fence and be together again. They are litter mates, small, thin and frail. Previously in a very small kennel together full of feces, they are now separated. Princess in a kennel alone in the woods and Gucci is chained. ๐Ÿ˜”
We desperately want to give them the Christmas gift of warmth and companionship! A fenced in space with HOWS houses will be just the ticket!
A Fence Build, with enough volunteers, can go up in as little as 3 hours! Please say youโ€™ll spend a couple hours helping us on the morning of Saturday December 21st!
Due to one of our fencing coordinatorโ€™s surgery, we will also need help with loading some fencing items. So even if this is all you can do, it will be a tremendous help!
Time is of the essence, so please comment below or pm Greg Scott, Deanna Barbeau-Scott or Darlene Hinton with your interest! Happy Holidays!!
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Princess and Gucci are waiting for the day the can receive a fence and be together again. They are litter mates, small, thin and frail.  Previously in a very small kennel together full of feces, they are now separated. Princess in a kennel alone in the woods and Gucci is chained. ๐Ÿ˜”
We desperately want to give them the Christmas gift of warmth and companionship! A fenced in space with HOWS houses will be just the ticket! 
A Fence Build, with enough volunteers, can go up in as little as 3 hours!  Please say youโ€™ll spend a couple hours helping us on the morning of Saturday December 21st! 
Due to one of our fencing coordinatorโ€™s surgery, we will also need help with loading some fencing items. So even if this is all you can do, it will be a tremendous help! 
Time is of the essence, so please comment below or pm Greg Scott, Deanna Barbeau-Scott or Darlene Hinton with your interest! Happy Holidays!!Image attachment

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Are their environments legal?

Hopefully the owner will surrender them instead. That seems like a much better Christmas gift for these two ๐Ÿ˜ข

I'll see you all this Saturday the 14th and count me in for the 21st as well! I might already be on the list?

Can help on 12/21. Also can help load and can get pick up truck if needed. PM me

What county is this in? What time frame? My boyfriend and I would like to help (but I do have a 5 year old that might need to tag along depending on what time you need help)

I can help. I sent a PM to Deanna.

Do you all accept newbie fence builders? ๐Ÿ˜Š I would be happy to help.

I live too far away to help you with your projects but I just want to say how much I love and admire what you do! You guys REALLY rock!!!

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7 days ago

The HOWS Project

What a weekend for Team HOWS! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ The Dog Gods shined upon us, the weather cooperated and we were able to ensure that 16 dogs will be warmer as temps drop into the 20s and winter descends upon us.

Bozo, Kudjo, Deebo, Hennessy, Prince, Moss, Princess, Badass, Diamond, Obie, King, Bo, Belle, Marshall, Bear & Chance are the 16 dogs who were helped by HOWS this weekend. Six of these dogs received HOWS houses. As a result of just being visible, we received requests and referrals for 8 additional dogs who will receive houses soon.

Kudjoโ€™s house was specially constructed with a bigger opening and ramp to accommodate his worsening arthritis. Thank you, Nancy, for accommodating this sweet old fella. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ

One of our clientโ€™s, whose two dogs received houses this weekend, was so impressed with our organization that he wants to become a volunteer! And, Belleโ€™s people recently donated to HOWS! HOWS that for paying it forward? ๐Ÿ˜‰

And if that isnโ€™t enough cool stuff, this weekend HOWS welcomed TWO new volunteers: Carrie Payne and Beth Repole. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

On a very serious note, folks, part of HOWS mission is education. Spaying and neutering is vital to even begin to address the problem of over crowded shelters and euthanization of healthy adoptable pets! Did you know that one female and her babies can theoretically create 67,000 puppies in six years? This comes directly from the HSUS website. Not only does HOWS provide dog houses, but we also pay to spay and neuter our clientโ€™s pets. In order to continue this important mission, we need your donations. Until the end of December, donations will be matched. $10,000 in donations will mean $20,000 in life saving services and supplies to central Virginiaโ€™s pets! Please, in support of HOWS, carry the message to friends and family about the importance of spaying and neutering.

Shout out to team HOWS this weekend: Jaleen Tocco, Theresa Tocco, Darlene Hinton, Jean Leslie, Carrie Payne & Beth Repole. Thank you for your compassion in action! โค๏ธ
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Thank you everyone! It was a very successful weekend! ๐Ÿ˜˜Jaleen

So happy!!!

Thank you all for your love & kindness to these precious furbabies♥๏ธ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Thank you all so much!!!

Nice work

โค

Fantastic job!!

The Angel Team!

Thank You all for your kindness and generosity.

Y'all ROCK! <3

Great seeing those old digs going to the dump!!

This is an angel team for sure! Thank you so much

Right on, in informing the general public concerning spaying and neutering... And that there is financial help available for those that need... Encouraging to see all you have accomplished!!

God bless you guys!

While I greatly appreciate all you ladies do for these pups and the community, I don’t understand why these people have dogs if they are kept outside. Most of them have short coats. This is such inhumane behavior. You can guess what political party they belong to.... the heartless (babies in cages) one.

This was such a great day. It's amazing the amount of time it takes to get all this together. I have so much respect for team HOWS, you all are amazing!

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7 days ago

The HOWS Project

OK FOLKS โ€” AT THIS POINT WE ARE FULLY โ€œSTAFFEDโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ THANK YOU

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชHOWS Field Day Volunteers Needed ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช
๐Ÿ™๐ŸพSaturday, 12/14, 8:30am to 4ish-pm ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™
Wanna help us deliver a bunch of awesome dog supplies, hugs, and dog kisses? ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ•Weโ€™d love to have you!
Looking for one to two more volunteers ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚
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OK FOLKS โ€” AT THIS POINT WE ARE FULLY โ€œSTAFFEDโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ THANK YOU  ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชHOWS Field Day Volunteers Needed ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช
๐Ÿ™๐ŸพSaturday, 12/14, 8:30am to 4ish-pm ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™
Wanna help us deliver a bunch of awesome dog supplies, hugs, and dog kisses? ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ•Weโ€™d love to have you! 
Looking for one to two more volunteers ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚Image attachmentImage attachment

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You guys are awesome! A couple of those pups look pretty little, but really cute!

Where do you need help at?

The Angel Team!

You guys do great things, with some humor involved, Hahaha!

I’m in! Let me know how I can help!

I'm in too!

Please message me.

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1 week ago

The HOWS Project

What fun we had at Santa Paws! Thanks for the invite Green Dogs Unleashed!!! So many adorable pups and awesome vendors.
๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿถ

And a huge thank you to Fork Union for helping unloading and loading of all the cars today....what a huge help that was! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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Yes it was a wonderful event

Such great photos of the event

1 week ago

The HOWS Project

๐Ÿ™Œ UPDATE: Thanks to dozens of supporters, HOWS has raised about 1/3 of the funds needed towards our $10K End of Year Holiday Match!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ

๐ŸŒŸPlease ๐ŸŒŸ Keep Those Donations Coming! ๐Ÿ™
๐Ÿ• 24 days left to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! ๐Ÿ•

HOWS has been blessed this holiday season with a โ€œSecret Santaโ€ offer of up to $10,000 in matching funds NOW THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Your donation, matched dollar per dollar! โค๏ธThink of all the good this will do to help outside dogs in need, from:
Improved outside HOWS houses, straw bedding, no-tip water buckets, stainless steel food bowls, nylon collars and leashes;
To fencing, spay/neuter services; medical care; and surrender care.
Of course, we also offer lots of love to these animals and education to their people, which -- though free -- is truly priceless for the animals and families we service.
Winter is especially difficult for these animals. And we are out in full force doing as much good as possible during the colder months.

We are able to do what we do because of the support we receive from our community.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Please, this holiday season, help us to continue our efforts. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ™
11 years of HOWS Project and counting!

Please send checks to
HOWS Project, PO Box 56
Ruckersville, VA 22968
(and denote โ€œmatchโ€ in the memo line)

Or visit our website at www.howsproject.org
to donate via Paypal (and specify โ€œfor matchโ€)

Your donation is 100% tax deductible ๐Ÿ‘

#howsproject #yearendmatch
#letsdothis #helpushelpthem
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๐Ÿ™Œ UPDATE: Thanks to dozens of supporters, HOWS has raised about 1/3 of the funds needed towards our $10K End of Year Holiday Match!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ„  ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ  ๐ŸŒŸPlease ๐ŸŒŸ Keep Those Donations Coming! ๐Ÿ™
๐Ÿ• 24 days left to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! ๐Ÿ•  HOWS has been blessed this holiday season with a โ€œSecret Santaโ€ offer of up to $10,000 in matching funds NOW THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Your donation, matched dollar per dollar! โค๏ธThink of all the good this will do to help outside dogs in need, from: 
Improved outside HOWS houses, straw bedding, no-tip water buckets, stainless steel food bowls, nylon collars and leashes;
To fencing, spay/neuter services; medical care; and surrender care. 
Of course, we also offer lots of love to these animals and education to their people, which -- though free -- is truly priceless for the animals and families we service. 
Winter is especially difficult for these animals.  And we are out in full force doing as much good as possible during the colder months.  We are able to do what we do because of the support we receive from our community.  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Please, this holiday season, help us to continue our efforts. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ™
11 years of HOWS Project and counting!  Please send checks to 
HOWS Project, PO Box 56 
Ruckersville, VA 22968
(and denote โ€œmatchโ€ in the memo line)  Or visit our website at www.howsproject.org 
to donate via Paypal (and specify โ€œfor matchโ€)  Your donation is 100% tax deductible ๐Ÿ‘  #howsproject #yearendmatch
#letsdothis #helpushelpthemImage attachmentImage attachment

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The Angel Team!

Done!! Love your work

Love the inscription on the doghouse ๐Ÿ’•

1 week ago

The HOWS Project

All set and ready for Santa Paws! Come visit us! We are located upstairs to the right. ... See MoreSee Less

All set and ready for Santa Paws! Come visit us! We are located upstairs to the right.
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