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Home for Life® Match Challenge Extended ! The Story of Shadow and Marian

Marian hugging Shadow

A unique aspect of Home for Life® is the help  the programs we offer provide to both animals and people. The story of Marian and her dog Shadow demonstrates how care for life sanctuaries are in a unique position—like none other in animal welfare—to maintain the bonds between animals and their owners. Sanctuary saves lives, not only of the animals we help, but also the people who love them.

Old Friend, New Photos: Sponsor Photos by Katie Thering Photography

Shakespeare by Katie Thering

Pictured left: Shakespeare

The latest photos for our sponsor program were taken by Katie of Katie Thering Photography ( If her name sounds familiar, it may be because you recognize her as the photographer who has captured the highlights of all our gala events including the our most recent gala of March 2018, with special guest Dr. Jane Goodall. For those of you who were not able to attend and also, for those who were there, be sure to see the blog post by event photographer Katie Theiring of Katie Thering Photography ( which includes many of  her beautiful photos from the evening:

Suddenly Summer: Spring photos by Mark Luienburg

Suddenly summer

Home for Life's® longtime friend and supporter photographer Mark Luinenburg was out to the sanctuary last Friday to get some spring photos. Spring? - it was nearly 90 degrees - and this after we had been under blizzard warnings in mid Apri - just a month before. The warm temperatures soared and everything seemed to bloom at once. We scrambled to get the canopies up and pools out, and get ready for tour season. We are now solidly into summer complete with hot temperatures and lots of humidity. but everyone is grateful for better weather and lots of sunshine.

Home for Life Featured on KarmaTube!

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A video produced by the the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation "An Animal Sanctuary that Promotes Kindness" was the featured video on KarmaTube for the week of June 7th, 2018.

The video depicts scenes from life at Home for Life's® sanctuary as well as our Peace Creatures® community outreach programs, which bring vulnerable animals and people together so both can heal. See The video here:

Tour Season is here!

Home for Life's® mascot, Sulcata Tortoise Goliath

Home for Life® Animal Sanctuary is open for tours to those interested in seeing our facility, meeting the animals and learning more about our mission and programs. Priority for scheduling tours is given to our donors and sponsors. Home for Life® offers tours throughout the summer and as far into the fall as weather permits, and as long as visitors want to undertake the drive! Please email us at or call us at 800-252-5918 to schedule your time to visit us- We hope to see YOU soon! 

Left:Home for Life's mascot, Sulcata Tortoise Goliath 

Home for Life's® Spring Gala with Special Guest, Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Goodall was delighted to meet Raha and very moved by his story
Many thanks to Katie Thering Photography & Design for their help in providing event photography for the Home for Life® Spring Gala last week - Katie and her team have helped Home for Life® with our events since 2007 when Cesar Millan was our special guest. Check her blog  here for her recap and even more photos -  thank you again to all who attended for their support of Home for Life® - it was a magical evening!
Left: Dr. Goodall was delighted to meet Raha and very moved by his story.


Silver White Winter Melts into Spring: Winter Photos from Mark Luinenburg

We've were pretty busy here with the sold out spring event but made time to have Mark Luinenburg out for a winter visit last week. Home for Life® has had so much snow this winter that even with the temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees this past week, we still have plenty of the stuff. But no one is complaining and it's wonderful to have more light, warmer temperatures and sunshine after a tough winter. These photos were taken to include in the gala slideshow of Mark's photos, a much loved highlight e at every Home for Life® event. Mark has helped Home for Life® since 1996!