Special Puppy Housing Project

dog house project call to action

SFAS is seeking sponsors to assist us in purchasing new Puppy Housing at the Sanctuary.

Currently we are able to transport up to 40 young puppies per month. Due to the volume of litters of puppies currently being transitioned medically and awaiting transport, we must ensure their health and safety. With much thought and planning, we have determined that these Puppy Houses will significantly reduce the risk of common diseases and prevent the spreading of diseases between litters or groups. These particular houses are designed specifically for puppies, with their health care built into the designs. Individual yards are included for pups of the same litter.
SFAS has chosen a local contractor to build these houses on site at the sanctuary.

The cost to construct each of the permanent Puppy Houses is $3,000.00.

Questions? Please call Pam at 985-630-7627.

Full sponsorship
Sponsors of the complete construction of a puppy house will have the building named in your honor and we will acknowledge you in the SFAS newsletter.

Donations may be mailed to St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 0616, Mandeville, LA 70470

These houses are vital for the well-being of the puppies. With your help, we can quickly rescue and transport 80 puppies per month! Please help us save as many as we can!

“Let’s Save a Life Together!”

Our Puppy Protocol

Before exposing healthy, adoptable dogs to a new intake, the newcomer should undergo a veterinary exam that includes taking a fecal sample and temperature as well as searching for signs of ringworm, mange, fleas and ticks, and respiratory disease (nasal discharge, coughing, and ocular discharge). Deworming, flea and tick treatment, and vaccinations should be given prior to kennel introduction. A new intake should stay in a holding ward 10-14 days before introduction into a healthy adoption ward. This allows any incubating diseases to present themselves without putting the adoption population at risk. When holding or isolation space is limited, save it for dogs who are lethargic, have diarrhea, are coughing or sneezing, have ringworm or are presenting any other signs of contagious disease. Cage contagious animals individually until any incubation period is past. Due to the severity of parvovirus and distemper in unvaccinated or improperly vaccinated young puppies (under 16 weeks of age), do not mix litters of puppies who come in without a vaccination history and clean bill of health.