Seniors Need Furever Homes Too
By Kimberly Spina, Rescue Rebuild Program Manager
Back to one of our favorite states, Tennessee! Local county superstar Miranda Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation teamed up with Rescue Rebuild yet again. Together we were able to improve the lives of senior dogs that have not yet found their furever home. We have all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but sometimes we just can’t help it. That proves the same for the outside of buildings as well. In hopes of making this shelter more appealing to the public to come on in and find their next four-legged family member, we got to painting. It is incredible what a fresh coat of paint can do.
Before grabbing our paint brushes and rollers, we pressure washed the entire building, the pergola and the fence. And wow was that super gratifying…it suddenly looked brand new as the pressure washing turns it back to the wood color! We then water sealed the fence and pergola to make the wood look nicer and help keep it from greying and rotting in the future. Before it was time to get painting, we patched up the holes in the soffit which were due to previous roofing damage. This was important for not only the look appeal but also to keep out insects and birds.
Finally, time to get painting. The whole crew joined in as we had the entire front of the building to do. With this fresh new look, we all hope those in the area will head over and spend some time visiting the old timers in there looking for a well-deserved belly rub. Senior dogs can be a great addition to the family, as they tend to have more manners, be less destructive, and are much calmer.
by kimberlyspina, January 15, 2019