L.O.D.G.E Project (Loving Outdoor Dogs and Giving Education)
Founded Fall 2019
The L.O.D.G.E. Project provides life-saving and life-enhancing supplies to dogs that live outside 24/7/365 days a year. Our program ensures a dog living outside has proper shelter, a lightweight tether, an appropriate collar, and food. Since program inception, we have provided over 700 dog houses to dogs in need.
Education is the major component of this program, and we work diligently with owners to improve the care of their dogs and their living conditions. Our goal is to transition dogs inside the home and to help them become part of the family, however, this process can take time. While this is occurring, we do everything we can to make the dog's lives comfortable, happy and enriched.
During the cold weather months we experience a 500% increase in our call volume for dogs outside in need of help. On average, we use over 500 bales of straw each winter to insulate shelters for dogs living outside.