We can do it with your help!

Why build a new facility?

#280528 Raised $6,088 towards the $250,000 target. Shelters everywhere are full, including Regional. We’re currently working out of “The Annex”, a 574 sq. ft.,  8 kennel facility  with the ability to have 6 additional dogs in collapsible crates in our isolation ward/office/laundry room. Because of our size, we are unable to take surrenders from people within the community who are unable to successfully re-home their dogs. We are also unable to take in cats, as we do not have safe  space to do so.

Our current space, although limited, allows us to help stray dogs either find their way home or find their way into new homes. But, we want to do more for all animals within our community, regardless of species or size. So much more is needed, and Regional wants to have the ability to help any animal in need.

Once completed, our new (or new to us) facility will ideally include:

  • separate dog and cat rooms, ideally with radiant heat flooring
  • accommodations for other small animals (mammals and reptiles)
  • accommodations for large animals
  • an on premise surgical room to offer low-cost spay and neuter programs
  • a grooming area
  • visiting rooms for families to meet their newest furry additions
  • a lobby with a gift shop
  • a memorial garden and a dog walk (with the bricks from our fundraising campaign! Want a brick? You can purchase one here!!)

What needs to be done?

We currently own a 26 acres of land located in the City and Town of Johnstown. After years of researching and a feasibility study, the land is not amenable to our needs. We are actively looking for a new plot to build on, or an existing structure to retrofit. Once a building or parcel is selected, we can retrofit or design a building that will suit the needs of our community.

How much do you need?

We believe a complete facility will cost us $500,000. We hope to secure at least half of that via grants.

How can I help?

Our biggest need, as always, is funding! Please consider making a donation today. A new facility  is an investment in the future of Regional and the animals to come that will call our shelter home.

Are you a contractor? Share your skill! We would appreciate your expertise! Contact us!

Send some supplies our way! If you think we need it, we can use it! Contact us!

How does this brick thing work?Brick

These laser-engraved bricks are a wonderful way to honor a cherished pet or loved one, and will last a lifetime. We are offering bricks in three different sizes with three different set donation amounts: 4×8 for $100, 8×8 for $200, and 12×12 for $400. Prices include text and optional artwork – you can use either the clipart provided or upload your own photo. All proceeds from the brick will go into Regional’s Building Fund, and the purchased brick will be used to create a memorial  dog walk at the new facility, wherever it may be. If you would like to commemorate your brick purchase, you are able to purchase a replica tile containing text and artwork for $20 (which will go to you, not the shelter!). You can securely purchase a brick online or use the form found here (PDF).

You can see our sample 4×8 brick pictured above, or in person at any of our fundraisers (real bricks will not have the company name printed on it). If you have any questions, please contact us at build@regionalanimalshelter.org! You can also support the building efforts by making a secure donation below! All donations are tax-deductible as we are a 501(c)3.


If you would like to make a secure donation to our building fund, please click here.

As always, we would like to thank this amazing community for supporting us through the years! We’re doing our best to grow, so we can serve YOU better!!

And because we can’t say it enough, thank you.


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