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Rebuilding And Beautifying Texas Shelter Helps Adoption Rates!

Part of each sale through the iHeartDogs store is donated to Greater Good, which helps support various charities. Thanks to customers like you, happy endings, like the one below, are made possible. 

City of Temple Animal Shelter had been looking for new ways to beautify their shelter and make it more inviting to prospective adopters. Studies have shown that the brighter and more relaxing a shelter is, the better adoption rate they will have, which is the ultimate goal. Rescue Rebuild made their way to Texas, and the rebuild commenced.

The day started with some lighter and brighter paint on the inside of the shelter. The floors needed a lot of help. The top of the concrete floors was in dire need of coating. As concrete gets old the top, smooth layer can become loose and break off exposing a more porous concrete underneath. Being porous it will retain bacteria and won’t be sanitary for the dogs to walk on. The solution is a strong acid etch and a very expensive two-part epoxy coating which the shelter received!

Photo: Temple Animal Services

Next came the outdoor pergola which instantly transformed the back play area by casting shade underneath for anyone to enjoy on a hot Texas afternoon. Finally, the team completed some general landscaping, door repainting and kennel and chain link fencing repairs.

Photo: Temple Animal Services

What a successful one-day build! So much was accomplished in a short period of time. What may look like an impossible task is possible when you have determined and motivated volunteers to help make it happen!

When you buy anything from the Rescue Rebuild collection in the iHeartDogs store, a part of your purchase will help rebuild shelters to make life for shelter pets better. It could also help them get adopted!

20% of your purchase helps rebuild shelters!

Featured Photo: City of Temple, Texas/Facebook

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Written by Adriana Sandoval
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