Watch our progress as the new Puppy Academy becomes a reality. Freedom Starts Here!
We officially broke ground!
The grass has been cleared and leveled, preparing the site for the next step in construction.
Trenches were dug along the perimeter of the future building.
Supporting rebar and concrete are added to the trenches to form the foundations.
The site is almost ready for the concrete block wall placement!
The interior kennel walls are being set and beginning to take form.
The puppies kennel door placements are set and ready!
Concrete is poured overtop the wire mesh and vapor barrier.
The concrete slab has been poured and smoothed.
Reinforcing rebar is put in place while interior and exterior walls are erected.
A few April shower rain puddles can’t stop all the progress we’re making on the new Puppy Academy!
A birds eye view of the new Puppy Academy, as seen from the roof of the new Student Center!
Our Puppy Academy will also be the new home to our Gift Shop! These two large display windows will soon give you a fabulous view of some of the items we will have to offer.
Workers are pouring concrete into empty cells, reinforcing the walls.
The inside block work and wall structure is coming along nicely!
We are making great progress on the new Puppy Academy!
The future classroom for Puppy Kindergarten! Surrounded by plenty of runs for the puppies that lead to an outside play space.
Plumbing installation has been brought up through the floor and is ready for the next step.
This will be the entrance for our Puppy Raisers when they are ready to pick up one of our future superheroes!
These custom built, stainless steel drains are being installed in the whelping runs.
The plumbing rough is being installed, allowing our puppies to always have plenty of fresh drinking water through the Lixit system.
The roof trusses have arrived and are being placed and installed. Seen above are the “flying trusses”.
Our new Puppy Kindergarten Adventure classroom will have plenty of sunshine! Natural light will shine through skylights, like the one you see above.
The trusses are set, the Puppy Academy officially has a roof in place!
It’s really starting to come together!
The Puppy Academy grand opening is around the corner in March. The monthly update will discontinue until it’s time for the big reveal this spring.