Well, we hope it will soon be our AWSOM dogs!
For the last two summers AWSOM has tried to build a play yard for our dogs to exercise, get fresh air and to interact with their other buddies that reside in the AWSOM shelter.
This interaction with other dogs is great for them and it allows the much needed playtime for our furry friends.
These pens help our dogs remain outside for longer periods of time rather than the quick walk and then back into the shelter waiting till the next dog walker comes along to take them out.
Mark our shelter manager and a few volunteers were able to put a couple of panels together and came up with one play area. Now that the weather has warmed up the staff has been able to place two or three dogs at a time in the play pen and let them run around and have an AWSOM time!
Sadly, one pen is just not enough for all the dogs that are at the shelter daily. Our mission this year is to make their time at the shelter as enjoyable as we can until they are adopted by a furever family.
So, with that goal in mind we have priced out what it would take to put up some additional pens with covers.
Tractor Supply in Mt. Pocono has a heavy duty 10 x 10 by 6 ft tall pen for $300.
If we can purchase two of these pens and put them together we would have an additional play yard which would be 20 x 10 or 200 square feet!
This size pen would be large enough for volunteers to go into the area and throw a ball or Frisbee or just let 2 or 3 dogs run around and play for a few hours.
The existing play area is AWSOM but we would to make it Super AWSOM for our furry friends!
To complete our mission it will cost $1,600 plus the cost of renting a truck to get the four pens to the shelter. Once the pens are at the shelter Mark and a few volunteers will put up the pens in a day.
We have started the Doggie Play Pen fund to raise enough money to get us started.
Please become an AWSOM Doggie Play Pen Fund Supporter by going to our website to donate.
Tell us you are an AWSOM – DPPFS and your donation will go toward the AWSOM doggie play pen.
Thank you all for your help and support of our AWSOM Shelter Animals.
Hope you enjoy this and make us your mission pawsible….see you round the food bowls!