We have several goals to reach, but the most important goal we have is renovation of the barn into a functional kennel. The barn is a huge 40 X60 foot area with an additional 12 X 16 foot
barn with a loft
Dogs that come to our Sanctuary will stay until they find that one special forever home. The Sanctuary will provide veterinary care to make sure all dogs are up to date on vaccines and are spayed a neutered to keep them healthy and help in controlling the animal population. Their care will also include any further veterinary care as needed for any additional concerns. They will always receive food, fresh water and plenty of good treats!
All money from our fundraisers will go directly to the projects to help build and create a warm and comfortable kennel for the dogs taken in by the Sanctuary. You will be able to find updated information about the project status and fundraisers in our newsletter. Stay tuned!!!
All the dogs in the kennel will have all the food they need, including supplements, medications, fresh water, clean environments. We will always follow the kennel guidelines set forth by the ASPCA. We will have a large fenced in area for them to run - about 3 acres. Dog doors will stay open to allow the dogs to go out when needed for exercise and to potty. We plan to have a sick room that will be separate from the main kennel and a bathing/grooming area
Customers have questions, and we have answers. See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.
4 Hope Animal Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary that allows dogs to be dogs. Pets are at the mercy of their owners and when their owners are no longer able to care for them, where do they go? Often to a shelter where they spend most of their days in a kennel or cage. At our sanctuary, we want to provide an open area for animals to run and be free and enjoy each day. We are just starting, but we are working very hard to make this a dream for us and the many dogs we will try to find homes. If we are unable to find a home for them, then they will have a forever home at the sanctuary.
All animals have a purpose; just like humans, they live happier lives if they are fulfuilling a mission. We want to give animals in our care that opportunity. We would like to train animals to become therapy, companion, or service animals. If we are not able to help them become a therapy, companion, or service animal, they still have a place at the sanctuary for as long as they need a warm place to stay. We will do everything we can to find them forever homes, but our sanctuary can be their forever home if needed.
We will use donations to help every animal feel like they are one of our own. We will always use donation money responsibly and reasonably. Initially most of the donations will have to assist us in turning the Dansville, NY barn to have a shelter for dogs. Otherwise, all donations will be used for food, toys, beds, blankets, leashes, collars, cat litter, veterinarian bills, training, and anything else animals we take in will need. We will also donate to other nonprofit organizations that have similar missions to our own. We do not just take money donations either! We will take donations of food, blankets, collars, leashes, cat litter, gift cards, some furniture - anything helps?
John and I have been talking for many years about starting something that will help animals and people during natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, etc. The Hurricanes over the years have devastated a large number of people and animals. We understood that many people did not know what to do, or were just overwhelmed and took off without thinking of their animals, but they needed help too. The amount of animals housed in kennels after the storm made us wish we could do more to make a difference.
John, a Staff Sergeant in the National Guard, was recently seeking promotion within his chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear MOS and started looking into potential degrees that would put him into a position to apply for FEMA. He is hoping to make a difference in areas most affected by natural disasters. He is currently taking classes for a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Together, with me and my medical background, we can use our Sanctuary to start off by helping animals needing a home, and as we grow, we hope to do more to help people. Our dreams include training dogs to become service, therapy, or companion dogs for our veterans or disabled.
We also want to have the opportunity to work with the Veteran's Homeless program and other Homeless programs to provide places to live and work at the Sanctuary while providing shelter, food, and a positive influence. We want to help others feel secure and confident. We would like to have the opportunity not only to go into devastated areas to help animals, but to also help people. We are working on getting our dog treats tested so we can start producing them to sell. This will help fund 4 Hope Animal Sanctuary.
We have a lot of work to do!
I have had dogs all my life, when I was growing up and also when I got married and had children. They have always been part of my family. My brother-in-law always said if he could come back after death, he wanted to come back as one of my dogs. He said I spoil and love them so much. I lost my dog about 3 years ago and I didn't think that I was going to get another dog, until my daughter, Leigh Anne Dries, rescued a Shitzu. Oh my goodness! What a difference he has made in my life! I didn't realize how much I missed having a dog! They make all the difference.
I have worked over 30 years for the United States Government as a Computer Specialist.
As a combat veteran with PTSD, I have rescued many dogs and through this I have found peace and solace through unconditional love from the dogs I have rescued. I would like to help others find the same solace in receiving the unconditional love from an animal.
I have a love for any animal! I cannot think of a time where I was without the love of an animal! I currently work as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and wanted to start the sanctuary to help animals find a place where they can live a happy and fearless life. With my experience as an NP, this allows me to monitor the animals for health concerns and find treatment before symptoms become life threatening.
Dogs Help Us Every Day
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