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The Dog Kennel Transformation Project


In the spring of 2018, we started a campaign to raise money to begin renovations to our deteriorating dog kennel building. Many of you helped us raise $100,000, however, since that time, we have received several other large donations which enabled us to look at different alternatives. Additionally, we were awarded a $500,000 grant from the New York State Companion Animal Fund announced on March 23, 2020. You can read the NYS Agriculture & Markets press release here.

We will be constructing a new kennel building and have received approval by the town of Wallkill, NY to proceed.

You can read our updates on the project here on this page! Periodically we'll post an update.

Click here for status dated April 6, 2021

Click here for status dated November 12, 2020

Click here for our latest press release announcing the NYS Companion Animal Fund grant.

Click here for status dated April 29, 2019

In 2018, we announced our plans to move forward with constructing a new dog kennel building to replace our rapidly deteriorating kennel building. We hired Shelter Planners of America, national experts in kennel design, to develop a needs assessment, which led to the creation of a conceptual design for the building.

Here's a view of the conceptual design below (click on images to see larger version).

Pets Alive Shelter Concept Floor Plan Pets Alive Shelter Concept Site Plan