June 4, 2018 was the first day of seeing a long time dream of our founder, staff, volunteers, and supporters come to fruition. Young at Heart began construction on our adoption center, "Smokey's Haven", as well as the future Foglia Senior Pet Veterinary Center for senior dogs and cats housed at the adoption center. This dream has been 13 years in the making, and we are so excited to finally get started! Our founder and Executive Director, Dawn Kemper, was allowed to scoop the first bucket of earth. Our Assistant Director Jen Porter and Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator Sandy Bacino, as well as our architect Matt Jans, were all such an incredibly important part of this wonderful day in Young at Heart's history.
A huge thank you to Matthias Jans Architects, Mike Creed of Scholl Construction, Engineers John Lazzara and Jennifer Mitchell, the staff and board of directors of Young at Heart, Rita and John Canning, Pat and Vince Foglia, and every single donor who is making this dream come true. Together we are building a brighter future for homeless senior pets to enjoy their golden years!