999 Fairfax Road/Route 104 - St. Albans, VT 05478 - (802) 524-6659 - info@NorthernGreyhoundAdoptions.org
Kennel Renovations, New Sand for the Turn-Out Area & More!
Starting late Spring of this year (2010) a couple volunteers made two treks to now-closed tracks in NH & RI to pick up kennels (crates) to refurbish our WHOLE kennel with!!!
The kennels needed some work aesthetically; so they were sanded and painted ...
a bright cheery red!
The back room of the kennel is where new dogs go when they first arrive and as they are spayed and neutered and room is made in the front room as more are adopted, they move out there. So the backroom was the perfect place to start with the renovation ...
First, the existing shelves were taken down that held the old crates ...
the walls were painted a sunny yellow ...
and the new crates were set up ...
just in time for dogs to arrive on 9/11/10!
We have MORE kennel units that need sanding and painting to ready them for the front room. As room is made in the front we will need help painting each section as well. In time we can get the much-larger from room of the N.G.A. kennel renovated too! Can you help please?
On a Sunday in mid-October 2010 the larger front room of the kennel was completely emptied of its residents for a day - they spent the day outside or in people's vans with constant attention - and the rest of the refurbished crates were set up!
Now the whole kennel is cheery red and yellow, the dogs have sturdier homes and the volunteers have an easier time doing turn-outs and cleaning up!
New Sand for the Turn-Out Area! Aug. 20th, 2010
This is one of the many steps the volunteers of N.G.A. have been making this year to renovate the kennel. We have also started refurbishing donated kennels (crates) that will be better spaces for the dogs as well as for getting them in and out. We are re-painting inside the kennel. And the big one; re-doing the FENCE around the turn-out area! If you would like to donate a fence panel they are $25 each (go HERE to read more about donating options - thank you!)
Getting the sand replaced was VERY important for the dogs; this is where they get their daily excercise and do their ... erm, toilet. Keeping the sand as fresh as possible makes the dogs happpy & healthy!
First, the old sand was scooped up ...
and removed ...
Then new sand brought in!
A drainage ditch was dug along the outside of the fence ...
and pipe was laid so that the turn-out area won't flood!
Sylvester inspects the new sand and the mound left in the middle for the dogs to dig in - Greys do love to dig!
THANK YOU TERRY ST PIERRE EXCAVATING!!!
Larry says WHOOPEE!!!!
... AND SOON (Spring 2011), NEW FENCING FOR THE TURN-OUT AREA!