Renovating Animal Shelters: NH’s Project Pawsitive Featured in Animal Planet’s Pet Nation Renovation Airing Nationally on December 2 at 10:00pm EST


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Renovating Animal Shelters

New Hampshire’s Project Pawsitive Featured in

Animal Planet’s Pet Nation Renovation

Airing Nationally on December 2 at 10:00pm EST

paw for sitePortsmouth, N.H. Portsmouth-based Project Pawsitive, a not-for-profit with the mission of renovating animal shelters in critical need, will soon hit the national television airwaves for a second time in Pet Nation Renovation airing on the cable network, Animal Planet on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by animal expert Dave Salmoni and featuring Portsmouth’s Jill Sullivan, founder of Project Pawsitive along with Project Pawsitive Project Manager, Drew Davis, and General Contractor, Lance Powers, this is the second episode of the Pet Nation Renovation two-part series which follows the Project Pawsitive team as they completely renovate animal shelters.

Sullivan was approached by Animal Planet after they learned about her mission behind Project Pawsitive and the animal shelter renovations completed at area shelters and rescues in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and beyond. “There are so many deserving shelters doing everything they can to give homeless animals the second chance they so deserve,” said Sullivan. “Project Pawsitive’s mission is to make sure shelters are able to stay open and providing a place of refuge, along with creating an environment that reduces stress and promotes a sense of well-being for the animals and volunteers. One of the best rewards for me is the increase in adoption rates after a project is completed.”

The Pet Nation Renovation episode airing on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT reveals Project Pawsitive’s transformation of Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) in Pontiac, Michigan. Viewers can also tune into Animal Planet at 9:00pm just before the MARL premiere to watch part one of Pet Nation Renovation’s debut show featuring Project Pawsitive’s renovation of Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9s (BARK) in Ashland, Virginia.

About Project Pawsitive

From financing the project, to design and actual renovation, Project Pawsitive relies solely on donations.

“We are a 501c3 charity,” said Sullivan. “All donations are tax-deductible and go towards renovating shelters in need. Our mission is to focus on the shelter renovations so the staff at the shelters can focus on the care and adoption for the animals.”


“We hope that audiences who watch Pet Nation Renovation will see a glimpse of the important work these amazing animal shelters are doing and how Project Pawsitive is helping them succeed in their mission to save animals in need.”

Project Pawsitive has completed renovations and projects throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and beyond. To date, it has helped over 10,000 animals and Sullivan has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for rescues and shelters in need. Larger renovation projects include: The Animal Rescue Network of New England in Pelham, N.H., The Salem Animal Rescue League in Salem, N.H., Lucky’s Legacy in Epping, N.H., Center for Wildlife in York, M.E., Humane Society of Greater Nashua in Nashua, N.H., Cocheco Valley Humane Society in Dover, N.H., (electrical/ventilation), Loki Clan Wolf Refuge in N.H., Greyhound Adoption Shelter in M.A., and Sterling Animal Shelter also in MA. The nonprofit has also traveled to Jefferson County, T.N. to build a new cat shelter building, as well as Virginia and Michigan. Grants for renovation work and food donations have also been provided to animal rescues around the country.

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