The LAST Renovation Update 3/28/19

After several months of work by our friends at KC Custom Design, the renovations at Shep’s Place are almost complete. So this will be the last update; in a matter of days, we’ll be ready to open!

Over the last two weeks, Tommy’s Concrete poured the driveway and parking spots. The weather finally cooperated. Notice in the picture that the crew also repainted the house, and filled in cracks in the stone work with new mortar.

The fences are nearly complete. Here, workers build the fence across the top of the driveway. It will allow dogs to pass from the kennel and house to the play yards without danger of escaping.

The play yards have been hard to complete, because the ground has been frozen or wet. The concrete culvert has been moved into position, where it will become a piece of play equipment. In the photo, you can see a drainage trench being dug through the yards to help keep them dry.

New key pad locks have been added, and a new address plate by the freshly painted door.

Inside, the house is basically complete, except for a few small tweaks. Last weekend, we moved the furniture back in from the storage unit. Thanks to those who helped!

The kitchen.
The workroom.
Shep inspects the new dog wash.

This week, we began holding Volunteer Training sessions, hosted by our Volunteer Coordinator, Gina Carnahan. If you are interested in volunteering, just click on the Volunteer tab and fill out an application.

Volunteers meet in the Living Room.

All we have left is going through inspections and licensing. Almost there!

And don’t forget, we still need the support of people like you to help us pay for the upgrades to Shep’s. Please consider donating to our Capital Campaign at !

2 thoughts on “The LAST Renovation Update 3/28/19”

  1. I saw Dr. Clothier on Home & Family & was really excited! I live in Independence, & I LOVE dogs. I also love what y’all are doing for these sweet old dogs.
    I’d like to come visit, & possibly volunteer. I’m working on getting my townhouse ready to sell & If I can get a small ranch house with a yard, I would consider adopting a loving older dog.
    Where are you located so I can come visit?

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