Build a Dog House, Save a Life – Updated May 12th – Building Clinic Postponed

Photo Credit: HART (Helping Animals Reach Tomorrow)

Photo Credit: HART (Helping Animals Reach Tomorrow)

(THE DOG HOUSE BUILDING CLINIC HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. THAT DATE WILL BE PUBLISHED WHEN ITS MADE AVAILABLE).

Dogs like the one in the picture above are not that unusual to find. Not everyone treats their pets like family, pampering them with love, affection and adequate shelter. Not only do these dogs never know the comfort of a bed, a couch or even a dog bed, many don’t know what it’s like to have a place that’s warm enough, cool enough or dry enough to be comfortable. They have to contend with extreme heat and cold as well as snow and rain.

AC PAW has had a Dog House Program since 1997, working to protect outside dogs against harsh Michigan weather conditions. The “Gimme Shelter” Dog Housing Project has been able to get about 180 dog houses built and almost as many used ones have been rounded up and refurbished to bring shelter to as many dogs as possible. That number can get even higher with help from you.

The first annual Dog House Building Clinic will take place on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 3 pm at Lowes in Traverse City. AC PAW and Lowes got together to start this clinic, which they hope to be just the first of more to come. The clinic is free and open to those who know nothing about building right up to the professional contractor who’s never built a dog house before.

The AC PAW Dog Housing Project will be making a huge effort over the next year to push the project from good to great and this building clinic is a first step.

This is one of many bad dog houses that AC PAW has come across.

This is one of many bad dog houses that AC PAW has come across.

There will also be an upcoming Dog Home Builders Show and Competition. Taking part in this Dog House Building Clinic will definitely give you a PAW UP on the competition.

An effort is underway to acquire funds for materials and those wishing to build a dog house for AC PAW to raffle or auction might be able to get their dog house materials supplied.

AC PAW is trying to set a new standard for an acceptable dog house is to meet the challenges of a northern Michigan climate.  Dogs face a wide range of weather conditions and those dogs that must live outdoors rely on their dog house to protect them but many dog houses fall short of doing that.  Some simple design and constructions changes can make a world of difference.

Dr. Mike Shultie built these dog houses - with the advantages of special features built into his design and craftsmanship. This is the second deluxe dog house the TC cardiologist has built and donated to the AC PAW Dog Housing Project.

Dr. Mike Shultie built these dog houses – with the advantages of special features built into his
design and craftsmanship. This is the second deluxe dog house the TC cardiologist has built and donated to the AC PAW Dog Housing Project.

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dog house overhang

Please contact us if you want to know more about the clinic, the Dog House Project, or, to pre register for the clinic.  It would be very helpful for us to know about how many people will be attending. Call Brian at 231-499-6608 or email him at acpawbrian@torchlake.com

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One thought on “Build a Dog House, Save a Life – Updated May 12th – Building Clinic Postponed

  1. Barbara A Salinas May 2, 2013 at 11:49 pm Reply

    I wouls love to have the plans to make this doghouse.

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