The New Kennels!
Building our dream
Brick by brick
We are reaching our goal for the benefit of the dogs
For almost 20 years our kennels have been based at the current site in Dolores. An old finca with land and buildings that have been converted into kennels, it has served us well. However, the site was not designed for this purpose and by now is too small to meet all today’s requirements. Furthermore, it suffered considerable damage in the Gota Fria of 2019.
In 2014, thanks to a generous legacy, SAT acquired a site for new kennels in San Isidro and since then we have been working hard to raise the necessary funds to build on this new site. In 2022 we finally had enough money to build Phase I of our new kennels and over the comings months you will be able to see our new building appearing on the site. We expect to move to this new site in the second half of 2023.
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Our new kennels will be a very significant improvement on the current situation. The site is much larger and located in an area not prone to flooding in the same way that we see in Dolores. We will have modern, purpose-built accommodation for our dogs as well as areas for sick animals, room for veterinary examinations and treatment, grooming facilities, areas for potential adopters to meet their would-be pets, storage and offices.
Phase 1 represents exactly half of the complete project and will provide the left-hand block in the images above. This is now virtually complete. We decided to press on and build the large dog kennel section of Phase 2 before moving in so we are ready to help as many dogs as possible and give extra flexibility to the kennels team. We’re calling this Phase 2A and that will be complete in the next few months.
We still need to raise funds to finish the project, provide landscaping, trees, and finish the approach road so any help you can give is much appreciated.
Latest on the project!
Read the blog below
19 November 2023 It looks like our four-legged friends will finally get the best Christmas present as the builder has…
22 October 2023 We’re getting ever closer. This last week we got the final outstanding permission that we require in…
24 September 2023 You can see from today’s update that the main construction of the Phase 2A kennels is almost…
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