The Austin Dog Alliance, a nonprofit that combines dog adoption, training and community outreach programs, is moving to Cedar Park.
The alliance, which currently operates out of a shopping center on RM 620 in North Austin, aims to settle on 7.1 acres of woody land at 1321 W. New Hope Drive, according to a release about the move.
The alliance has already set aside about half of the $1.3 million needed for the move, but it is asking the community to help raise the remaining funds, the release said. The group hopes to break ground on the new “forever home” in September and host a grand opening next spring.
In the release, alliance founder and Executive Director Debi Krakar said the announcement is the “culmination of 20 years of life events that have driven me to believe in this project with my heart and soul.”
“Destiny, karma, God’s will… I don’t know what to call it, but the journey to build a permanent home for Austin Dog Alliance is very personal,” the statement said.
In addition to dog adoptions and training programs, the 427-volunteer alliance brings dogs to school programs, summer camps, library programs and hosts weekly classes that use dogs to calm and teach social skills to children with autism.
Originally posted here: Austin Dog Alliance to move to Cedar Park | WillCo Wired.