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New adoption center walk-through video
In October, 2010, reTails became the first pet rescue organization in the state to operate a permanent pet adoption center in a mall (Washington Square Mall). That adoption center was only 1,100 square feet, and was often so crowded that it was impossible to walk from one end of the store to the other. Despite that, almost 2,000 adoptions were done in the 2 years of that adoption center operating every weekend.
Almost 2 years to the day, and after more than a year of hard work, reTails opened a new, 5,000 square foot adoption center in Washington Square Mall. The space had been vacant for more than 5 years and was seriously "messed up" during the remodeling that added the Target store and used as storage and work space for the mall.
After literally thousands of labor hours over the course of a year, the space was transformed into a completely unique experience. The dog kennels were designed in-house, and allow dogs --and people-- total visibility. This, combined with the larger size greatly increases the comfort of the dogs, as well as eliminating the possibility of anyone climbing out.
The center was fitted with 2 free-roaming cat enclosures, each capable of housing up to 7 cats. The largest enclosure encompasses the large, front display window looking out into the mall and is a favorite place for the cats and mall visitors. The enclosures as well as the dog kennels were designed and constructed from unique "found" pieces, or materials available from the local home improvement center. Virtually all furniture in the adoption center was donated as well.
On the second week open in the new adoption center, this video was shot to give you a look into the new space:
Last Updated (Saturday, 15 December 2012 12:54)