Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Donte's Den - constructing a doggie-haven in Florida

Donte's Den is a non-profit 501(c)3 project in Manatee county in Florida, aiming to rescue homeless dogs as well as provide care and housing for those whose humans have died, or are incapacitated. The vision is to be able to care for up to 100 dogs, in style.

Image from the Bradenton Herald

The dogs will be able to spend hot afternoons swimming in a 15,000 gallon pool. They will have private porches connected to clean and air-conditioned rooms equipped with toys and televisions. They will be coddled by volunteers, have access to veterinary care, and plenty of treats.

The main focus is on dogs whose owners are in care facilities or die as well as military personnel deployed abroad. They will also have a place for dogs abandoned and made homeless, and for these dogs, Donte's Den will actively search for adopters.

Construction starts in January, and is estimated to finish in October 2014.

To learn more about the project, visit their website through clicking here and read this article in the Bradenton Herald!

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. That looks pawsome! What a great idea!

    1. If something happened to me and hubby I'd want for my doggies to go there. They'd love the swimming pool! =)