House of Dreams provides shelter and care for abandoned and homeless cats, with the goal of finding them permanent homes or providing them a lifetime home in our facility. We are a free-roam, no-kill cat shelter located in Portland, OR, and one of the only area shelters with facilities for Feline Leukemia positive kitties.
House of Dreams is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Exciting news! We are getting closer and closer to the big move into our new shelter. In the past week, commercial grade floors have been installed, more rooms have been painted, and drywall replaced.
We still need to finish painting, get some sewer work done, and pass our inspection with the city. Crossing our fingers that all can be completed by the end of October, and the kitties will move in November.
Sunday's work party to spiff up our new shelter was a great success. Rooms were painted and made to look new; sad, old linoleum was removed in the kitchen, and plans were made to build furniture especially for the cats.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who lent a hand yesterday, and to all those who put in hours in the weeks and days prior. Thanks to all who have sanded, spackled, replaced drywall, moved heaps of dirt, tidied up the garden, and more; and to all of those who have picked up extra shifts at the current shelter so that others could be free to work on the new facility.
Here are some photos from yesterday's work party:
The dining room...clearly a work in progress.
Gary works on tearing out the old linoleum in the kitchen. Commercial grade, top-of-the-line flooring to follow!
Scott takes measurements for the kitty furniture he's planning.
Leslie and Deborah, discussing their next move.
Cheyenne paints the living room.
Deborah gazes down the hall, perhaps envisioning the finished shelter?
In spring 2009, House of Dreams purchased a house in NE Portland. We have been hard at work renovating the house, bringing it up to city codes, and preparing it for the big move (almost 50 cats!) coming in October.
This coming Sunday, September 20, we will be painting the interior rooms and doing other prep work. We have a good sized crew for the project so far, but could always use more helpers. If you would like to join us, email Kristin for more information.
Here are some "before" photos of the shelter. "After" photos will be pubished in the coming weeks.
(interior photos by HOD volunteer and photographer Lenny Gotter)