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Upscale Doghouses Designed to Help Homeless

Some of the country’s most well known homebuilders have collaborated to build pet houses, which will benefit Las Vegas’ homeless families through HomeAid Southern Nevada.

The fundraiser is unlike any other in that nine houses built specifically for pets are being showcased from May 11 to June 4 at Town Square Park at Town Square. This retail destination is along the well-known Las Vegas Strip. The houses will be built and donated by construction industry leaders. KB Homes, Pulte Homes, KB Home, Pardee Homes, Fusion Sign & Design Martin-Harris Construction Company are among those who will participate.

The fundraiser will include a raffle in hopes of raising funds for HomeAid. This organization is dedicated to building and maintaining housing that affords the homeless an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

In conjunction with the Las Vegas fundraiser, Project Playhouse: Pet Edition will host pet adoptions, including a May 22 special adoption day or Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc. (FUPI) who have been left behind by their families.

While Las Vegas builders in general have been one of the hardest hit by the new economy, that they are putting their time and effort into helping temporarily homeless pets and also assisting in finding homes for pets that have been abandoned because of the economy, says a lot about their humanitarianism.

The project is receiving a lot of support and has sparked a wave of increased hope and upbeat attitude about the future by those involved.

The doghouses that will be on display are different from what most would expect. Designs include a firehouse, fire hydrant, tiki hut, solar-paneled green house. The display will even include such designs themes as “Ultimate Fetching Challenge” or UFC, and “Pirates of the Canine-bean.”

The fundraising culminates on June 3 with a VIP celebration, which includes a live auction. A winner of the raffle drawing will be announced on June 4.

Please contact: www.homeaidsn.org for more information.

Vacation Pet Friendly sends a warm thank you to the homebuilders that are working toward making this fundraiser a success. While Vacation Pet Friendly is dedicated to helping people traveling with pets by providing them with a one-stop place from which they may reserve pet-friendly hotels, cars and airlines, it also is a resource for up-to-date information about the pet community. If you have a story you would like to share, please be sure to send it to us via our “Contact Us” page.

 

Posted by Lisa on May 12, 2011 in Blog, no comments
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