Adoption Shows and Education Center

Brought to you by
Home At Last Sanctuary, Inc (HALS)
Located at
WE HAVE LOST OUT LEASE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR VACANT SPACE WE CAN OCCUPY.
see directions below
CURRENTLY CLOSED

We have lost our lease.  We are looking for a new location. 

(check back here we will be here some days and maybe evenings this week)


Our Adoption and Education Center provides a new and better way for rescue groups and shelters to show animals in need of meeting members of the public and for the public to meet animals.  Some animals cannot tolerate the noise and activity of a pet store, nor should they.  Anyone who meets an animal in such an environment is not meeting the animal in a natural setting.  At our Adoption and Education Center, the people are in cages and the dogs run around free.  LOL.

 

Well, not exactly but close.  Our Adoption and Education Center has gated entrance and exits.  Each group attending an Adoption Show will have their own 10" X 22" fenced in area for dogs that cannot run and play with other dogs.  Student and Boy Scout volunteers will be available to help you.  This space is FREE for rescue groups and shelters at this time.  HALS has covered all the cost to open and operate the next several Shows.  (Note:  We are looking for sponsors and donations to keep it free for YOU!  This is your space. IF NECESSARY)

 

Monthly Adoption Shows:  Adoption Main Show we are looking to have as many as 5 rescue groups on Saturday and or 5 rescue groups on Sunday from NOON to 4:00 PM.   Ideally each group will bring between 2 and 5 dogs.

Calling this an Adoption Show would not adequately describe this experience.  We were definitely not standing around with a bunch of dogs on leash at a busy pet store.  Our Adoption and Education Center allows dogs to be off-leash with other foster dogs and to freely interact with the public.  For foster dogs that cannot be off-leash, there are fenced-in areas separated by privacy barriers.  We can also accommodate cats on separate days.



We may show dogs on Saturday and cats on Sundays.  All animals attending will have their own webpage with basic information and your group’s application in the description.  All animals attending will be listed on the Shows page.  Member of the public can click on and request a meeting with an animal by providing their name and email address.

 

Hours of operation:  We are planning on being open every Saturday and Sunday and offer a space for YOUR FOSTERS TO BRING DOGS AND SHOW THEM away from their private home.  YOU MAY USE THIS SPACE ANY TIME WE ARE OPEN.  We will provide everything you need to show animals.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS REGISTER, PROVIDE BASIC DETAILS, AND SHOW UP WHEN YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND.

 

We will be open during week days and some weekend for tours.

 

Future Shows:  Click the link to our Events page to view all dates we are open and a description of the Shows.  At this time, we are doing dog Shows. 

 

Animals attending an event:  Click the Animals Attending link on the Events page to see animals registered to attend.  Click on an animal to view its web page.

 

Volunteering:  There are many ways to volunteer!  For example, you can help at an Adoption Show, make beds and blankets for homeless animals, attend Friday Movie Nights with foster dogs.  See our Volunteer page for more information.  Montgomery County students can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) community service hours for volunteering at the Adoption and Education Center.



NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

COME VISIT  AND MEET SOME ADOPTABLE ANIMALS


This facility has animals that may be reactive to new people.  We have created this center to provide a more comfortable environment for these animals to meet the public.  Some animals have gone through a stressful road to their new home and could bite, scratch or otherwise injure people. 

IF YOU ARE BRINGING CHILDREN TO THIS FACILITY IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WATCH YOUR CHILDREN AND KEEP THEM SAFE.  No one, young or old, should approach any animal without first asking the animal's handler.

During the Adoption Shows between NOON and 4PM you should NOT bring your own animal here.  If you want your animal to meet an animal attending this event, please arrange before or after the Main Event.
Absolutely NO RETRACTABLE leashes permitted on property or inside the building. 

A fixed leash no longer than 6 feet is recommended.
In the movie “Field of Dreams” (1989), an Iowa corn farmer hears a voice telling him: "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this as an instruction to build a baseball diamond on his land. When he does, Shoeless Joe Jackson will come to play.
THIS IS HALS FIELD OF DREAMS. HALS has built this Adoption Shows and Educational Center for you. We welcome rescue groups, shelters, and potential adopters who seek a better place to come together to find their next companion animal. Will you come?
Consider this your personal invitation to be part of a new and exciting way to save homeless animals. This space has been transformed through hard work and donations.  Indeed the space itself represents an extremely generous donation by Willco Company.  
Adoption Shows will primarily be for dogs and cats, but other small domestic animals will be welcome.  These will include but not be limited to bunnies, ferrets, gerbils, and the like. Farm animals may be included in the future.
Initially the center will be open one weekend per month. The center is prepared to host 5 rescue groups per day.
The groups will have animals ready to meet and available for adoption to the public Saturday and Sunday from NOON to 4PM.
From 10 AM to NOON and from 4PM to 6PM the center can be used by rescuers for private meetings providing quality quiet time for animals and adopters to bond, thereby, ensuring more successful adoptions.
In the future, educational programs, especially those geared for children, are planned.  Additional other practical and useful seminars for first-time dog owners and foster families are being developed.

Please find it in your heart to contribute to this warehouse space, as we need extra funds to get the program up and running. Any donation amount is needed and greatly appreciated!

 


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Thank you to all who have supported this dream including:
Thank you to Willco Company for your support
Click here to visit Willco
Thank you Willco Company for donating the use of this space to hold Adoption and Educational Events.




WILLCO HQ
7811 Montrose Road Suite 200
Potomac, MD 20854
301.279.7000 info@willco.com


Click for Edelman
Thank you to
Al Burgos, and his wife, Alícia,  for substantial donation and to Edelman Financial for
MATCHING DONATION,to help our animals. VERY GENEROUS!!!
Click to visit Monumental
Thank you to Theodore and Lynn Leonsis and Monumental Sports for VERY generous support

CONGRATULATIONS TO WASHINGTON CAPITALS FOR BRINGING LORD STANLEY'S CUP TO WASHINGTON!
Thank you to Gaithersburg Party
Click Here for GPR site
Thank you to Gaithersburg Party Rentals for discounting the cost rental needs so that we can save more animals!
8500 Anniversary Cir
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 963-9011


Thank you Tetze and Management.
Thank you to Canis Gear
Click here to Canis Gear

for providing DISCOUNTED, from their already reasonable prices, Leashes, Collars and Harnesses to our homeless dog.

100% Guaranteed
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CONTACT US:   CanisGear@gmail.com or Dogs@CanisGear.com
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CENTER ADDRESS!!
Set your GPS to
16742 Oakmont Ave
Gaithersburg MD 20877

But look for the big green Oakmont Center sign below or click on photo of building on left.

As you face this building we are on the right side all the way at the end.
RESCUE GROUP REGISTRATION
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND BRING YOUR ANIMALS TO FIND THEIR NEW HOME
In order to register to bring animals to show, you must be a registered 501(3)c public charity and supply a copy of your IRS determination letter.  This form should be completed by a member of your board of directors or supply the contact information for the board member who has authorized participation in our show.

Consider this your personal invitation to be part of a new and exciting way to show your homeless animals. This space has been transformed through hard work and donations. THIS SPACE IS FREE FOR RESCUE GROUPS TO USE.

We will request basic information for each animal attending so that they can be listed on our Event Page as attending animals. See Event Page CLICK HERE
EMAIL ME FOR ANYTHING
Hal@HomeAtLastSanctuary.org

DONATE HERE NOW


MAKE A ONE TIME DONATION

this Donation will be directed to this center



Schedule Ongoing Donation to Adoption Center

this Donation will be directed to this center
All of the donation methods above charge fees 2.5% or more. The best way to donate is to mail your check to:

MAILING ADDRESS ONLY
Home At Last Sanctuary, Inc.
11140 Rockville Pike #100-338
Rockville MD 20852
signup to volunteer

Click Here to Regtister
RESCUE GROUPS RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!!
To all those interested, take this 6 minute video tour.  We continue to get ready to open.
The video below was filmed and uploaded 2/14/19  Please see status.  Ready for weekend

We lost the lease on this location.  We are looking for vacant retail space where we can the the exposure we need to save many more animals.

We are not closed we are just relocating!!!


In an effort to find better ways for rescue groups show dogs in more friendly environment. and for prospective adopters to see available dogs from many groups at one time, HALS Adoption and Education Event Center will provide a quiet environment.