This summer, Project Pawsitive helped rebuild and renovate two amazing shelters at BARK in Ashland, Virginia and Michigan Animal Rescue League in Pontiac, Michigan with Animal Planet on Pet Nation Renovation over the summer. It was an amazing experience for us and we are honored to be the lead design and build team for the show. These two shelters have seen increases in their adoption rates (over 30% in BARK so far!) and dramatic in overhauls of their suffering buildings. This is WHY we are Project Pawsitive. On our own, we are a 501c3 profit that relies on donations from people like YOU to help us renovate deserving shelters. PLEASE donate, volunteer, and shop to help us continue our mission.
BARK Animal Shelter Renovation in Ashland, Virginia
I was honored and thrilled to join forces with Animal Planet to renovate the BARK Animal Rescue in Ashland, Virginia from the graciousness of ACE Hardware and Delta Faucet. For me, this has been an eight-year journey focused purely on serving those less fortunate (and super cute)! Through the years, I’ve been helped by talented electricians, master carpenters, GCs, and designers to rebuild the lost hope felt by many of the animal rescue volunteers and staff whom thought their facility might never see the upgrades it so desperately needed. I’ve had the fortunate circumstance of meeting amazing people like my fellow team member, Drew, who has been with me since day ONE, to the many others I am so grateful for. I’m blown away when I think of the generosity of so many that has enabled me to raise over a quarter of a million dollars to help save shelters that are saving our furry best friends. This experience has been the best life lesson and journey I have ever taken. What some once considered just a “hobby” for me (grrrr…), or perhaps, couldn’t see how I could keep moving past the struggles of what it really takes to do this, now see (clearly!) that it’s my destiny and calling. I am forever grateful for the people I have met, helped, and worked with and I look forward to the ones I have not yet met. Here’s to an amazing 2017!
– With sincere gratitude, Jill Sullivan Grueter, Founder of Project Pawsitive