Monday, January 22, 2007

January 22

Sorry no new pictures, we have been so busy I haven't even thought about taking any. We have had hundreds of visitors stopping by to see the new building since last Thursday and we have adopted most of our animals that moved over from the old building. It has been great. Everyone who has come over to see your new animal shelter, Thank You. You should be very proud of what we are doing for the displaced pets of the area, I know I am. The animals are settling down quicker, and the cats are really enjoying their sunny area.. They are Happy!

We received the missing panel for the last dog run today, so that should be up soon. The Snyder Company, they made our cat condos will be shipping the last two units this week. We will be receiving two 6 room units that can be rolled into the lobby to display more of our cats looking for homes. One of the biggest improvements is how our cats are house and displayed in our lobby. Everyone loves the design and enjoy watching the cats lay around on their benches.

Hopefully all the work that can be completed this winter will be finished in the next two weeks. Then after mud season we can concentrate on the landscaping and parking areas.

I hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

We are now open!

Now those are nice words! The animals moved in today and will be welcoming visitors starting Thursday, January 18 at 10 am. Please drop by and see your new Animal Shelter . We are open Monday - Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday's from 10am to 4pm. Hope to see you soon..

Here is a picture of our first visitor.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

January 13 - We are almost ready to open!

We sure have been putting in long hours. But we are very happy and proud to be doing it. We can't wait to welcome you into the communities new animals Shelter next week :-) Yes, if all goes well we will be open for the public on Thursday. The plan is to be closed on Monday, open at the Hotel Road location on Tuesday, Tuesday evening move the animals to the new location. Be closed on Wednesday to allow the animals and humans to acclimate to the new surroundings; open our doors at the new location on Thursday. Now, that is if all goes well with the last inspection on Tuesday.. Keep your fingers crossed!

Here are some pictures I took this evening before I left. As you can see we have finished installing the dog kennels, we have the sliding doors to install on Monday. Some finish works still needs to be complete, a little paint here and there, and a few other things need to be done, most will be completed before we move in, but there maybe some work still going on behind the scenes after we open..

Enjoy the photos and I hope to see you soon!





















Thursday, January 04, 2007

January 4 Update

Happy New Year! We had hoped to be in the new shelter this week, but it looks like it will be another 2 before the animals can move in. We had a problem with the epoxy/fiber walls in the dog areas so that needs to be fixed before the dog kennels go in..

The good news is that most of the other work is just about completed. We are having the final coat of stain put on the lobby floor this coming week, then the front area is done. The phone and computer systems are being installed and will be done the end of next week. The glass has been installed in front of all the cat condos, everyone who has seen the lobby has been presently surprised to see that the cats will be right in the lobby for all to see.

A huge thank you goes to John Richey, Donna's Father who has been a huge help with the installation of the isolation dog kennels and also the night holding kennels. Our next project will be the Mason Kennels in the adoption and temp holding area.

Here are a few pictures I took today. It was "bring your dog to work day" you can see Donna in her office with her yellow Lab, Molly and a couple of young pups that just stopped by to say hi.

I should have more pictures for you next week.









Sunday, December 17, 2006

December 17

A couple of pictures I took today of the floors in progress.. Blue foor is the exam room and green is the dog area.



Friday, December 15, 2006

December 15

Just a quick update. The epoxy floors are looking great! Here is a picture of one hallway that is just about done. Still looks like we will be in the beginning of January.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

December 13

Sorry for the delay in updating the blog, we have been very busy.. The front walkway is now compete except for sand to fill in the cracks. All the pavers that you sponsored have been installed. Some of the landscaping will have to wait till spring, we are also going to have to finish the two parking lots in the spring too. The pad for the emergency generator was being installed today. We are having the all the prep-work done now and will purchase the generator at a later date. Looks like we won't be finishing the big dog yard till next year..

Most of the inside painting is done, just a few areas to touch up. They were finishing the grouting of the tiles in the lobby today, it sure looks great! As you can see from her face, Donna is very excited about her retail space.. This week and into next week they will be installing the epoxy floors. Its a very interesting process to watch. I think I was told they have 5 different layers to install to get the finish floor. Once the floors are done the plumber can get back in and finish installing the sinks. Next week we hope to be able to get in to start installing all the dog runs, that will take at least a week to do.

It looks like we should be able to start setting up the offices and lobby the week after Christmas and the animals should be in their new home right after the New Year. So keep you fingers crossed for smooth sailing the next couple of weeks...