The Doglando Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is provide behavioral wellness and increase optimal health conditions for pregnant dogs and senior dogs in high kill shelters.
About Puppy BREATH:
In 2012, the Doglando Foundation developed the worlds first and currently only program that serves to protect pregnant dogs and their unborn puppies through enrichment and training. The Puppy BREATH program aims to protect, prevent and promote:B: behavior wellness, R: research on neonatal development, E: education for adoptee families, A: successful and forever adoptions, T: training of all moms and their puppies, H: ensuring optimal health before and after adoptions.
Over the last six years, Puppy BREATH's collaboration with other rescues has led to the successful delivery, weaning and rearing of 9 pregnant dogs and their litters. It's been a slow, yet highly effective start. We were adamant about developing a program that has a clear mission with a an implementable plan. It was of utmost importance to us that our policies, processes and procedures were accurate, observable and measurable whereby all involved: staff, volunteers and fosters remained unambiguous in their practices to achieve the impact and results our program had intended to have. We are so proud to announce, what started off as a grassroots program, is now on its way of become it's own entity, operation and standard of care for pregnant dogs in shelters.On May 15th, 2019, we purchased 3.5 acres in East Orlando, off Baron Rd. This new site is the new home of Puppy BREATH.
Our new home will offer our dogs and puppies a beautiful nature-rich outdoor playscape to be dogs! This was very important to us, as we believe dogs need access to nature to thrive and they too must be protected of their freedoms. The property has a lot to offer us: mature trees, a small creek, large open fields and it even backs up to 80 acres of preservation land. But, before we can get started, we need a building. Our plan includes three phases:
Phase 1:Bush hog/clearing of land (currently in the works) Fence entire property with security gates (currently in the works) Install new well Install new septic tank Run electricity to location of birthing center Site development/prep site for birthing center
Phase 2:First barn: metal barn built completely built out in the interior to have to include: office kitchen laundry training room 6 birthing suites Water, Electric, AC, Security Cameras Driveway and parking
Phase 3:Second barn: addition to first barn Overnight stay / lodging room Conference room / multi purpose room 6 birthing suites Water, Electric, AC, Security Cameras
Note:Our biggest wish list item is to be open by March 1st, 2020! Many people stillbring home new dogs and puppies for Christmas. February, March and April are the worst months for animal shelters.
About The Senior Dog Ranch:
Sadly, the current situation for senior dogs who end up in our local shelters is devastating. With such a large population of mature adults who have made Florida, and most importantly Central Florida their home, it is imperative we develop a program that provides our senior dog-loving and owning population of CFL peace of mind knowing their dogs will not end up in the shelters after their departure.
The senior dog ranch will serve as a sanctuary to dogs 12 years and older. Here, seniors who are unable to have a dog (because of their age and living conditions) and yet are quite phsyically able, will provide grey muzzled dogs tender loving care and company during the last years of their life.
With these two programs, we believe the circle of life: nature's way of taking and giving back life is fully protected in the most harmonious, sacred and divine way.
We are in the process of building Doglando's Foundation's new website, however, you may visit us here for more information on Puppy BREATH.
The help we need!
We purchases our 3.5 acre property in May, 2019.
Currently, the property is being prepared for land clearing and fencing (estimated date of completion: Septemeber 1st, 2019).
Next undertaking: purhcase our steel building and complete interior build out - estimated