Construction of the P.E.T. Care Campus has finally begun!   After almost ten years of working toward the goal of a new Animal Shelter, Friends of Cookeville/Putnam County Animals took great delight in witnessing the Cookeville City Council vote unanimously to approve both the contract and bond issue to complete funding the new state-of-the-art Animal Shelter!   The new shelter will be built on the P.E.T. Care Campus located adjacent to Hyder-Burks Pavilion on Gainesboro Grade. 

*  THANK YOU to everyone who donated time, money and materials to reach this milestone! Check back here often for building progress & updates!

*  KUDOS to Architect Mary Johnson (Michael Brady Inc.) for designing the plans for this fab new Shelter!

*  HURRAY!  T.U. Parks Construction Co. from Chattanooga has been awarded the project.

*  YIPPEE!  Donnie Elkins of Elk Mountain Construction has begun site clearing!

Now we need to work on furnishings for the new facility.   Naming opportunities still available for several important rooms in the new shelter, as well as, many items needed to furnish the interior areas, benches and landscape materials for the exterior.  Detailed information coming soon.

P.E.T. stands for Pets, Education &Training in a Campus style environment.
In addition to the new Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter, the Campus will include two Roger & Marion Moore off-leash dog parks, an educational center and a Small Animal Disaster Rescue facility.   Do we hear a big “WOOF”?

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KROGER GIFT CARDS - Purchase a gift card from the Friends Group for $5, and it comes with $5 loaded on the card ready for use, recharge your card when you visit any Krogers,and a portion of your Kroger shopping purchases (including gas) goes to the Friends group.
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PLEASE HELP OUR ANIMAL SHELTER by donating needed supplies.
These items may be dropped off at the Animal Shelter, 2105 West Jackson Street,
Monday - Saturday  Noon – 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays

*Dish Detergent                                                     
*Clorox Bleach  
*Liquid Laundry Detergent (non bleach)          
*Clay Cat Litter
*Purina Dry Kitten Food                                                 
*Purina Dry Puppy Food
*Cat Carriers (medium or large)                               
*First Class Postage Stamps
*Small Blankets and bath towels ( gently used is fine)
* Monetary Donations to Animal Shelter

Forever Homes for Shelter Animals!

We welcome your thoughts, ideas and questions on this project!  
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The new Shelter will need many good volunteers as it is about
three times larger than existing one.  Interested?
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There are still some wonderful ways to help build this state-of-the-art new facility!  There are four great "Matchmaking Adoption" rooms that can be named and purchased for $5,000 each.  These are the special rooms where potential adopters can have a quiet "get-acquainted" time with an adoptable pet. 

The "Dog of the Day" room is highly visible within the lobby entrance and showcases Shelter dogs available for adoption.  This room is available for naming at $7.000.

This new Animal Shelter is being built to last!  Large air exchange systems will keep animals healthy and the environment smelling good!  The kennel system is designed to be functional, long-lasting and esthetically pleasing.  Each kennel (Doggie Dorm) includes an indoor heated & cooled 4' x 8' area, and an outdoor 4' x 8' area with stainless steel gates both inside and outside, and doggie door in between.  Each Doggie Dorm may be named and purchased for $1,500.

Matchmaking Adoption Room, located in Doggie Dorm quad A:    $5,000
Matchmaking Adoption Room, located in Doggie Dorm quad B:    $5,000
Matchmaking Adoption Room, located in the Puppy Suite:          $5,000
Matchmaking Adoption Room, located in Cat/Kitten Haven          $5,000
Dog of the Day Room, located in lobby entry SOLD                     $7,000
Doggie Dorms  (center of Shelter)                              $1,500 each

Please be a part of helping to complete this new facility!  For more information, please call (931) 858-2228.
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