This 501c3 Nonprofit was created in 2014 to give refuge to abused, handicapped and senior dogs. To begin this venture we bought a 10 Acre farm and named it Le Château de Chien. The intent was to hold farm weddings to fund the shelter. Sadly the neighbors complained to the county and we were told we needed a variance to hold weddings and the neighbors voted against our request. This left us scrambling to find alternative ways of funding. Our daughter mentioned Airbnb and we joined. To our amazement we received SuperHost status our first year and have maintained that designation to present. Our Airbnb is seasonal. People love to come here because they can bring their dogs and hike the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. We are solely dependant on the funds from Airbnb and the Experiences that people can book to fund our shelter. Since the beginning of the Covid 19 Pandemic our Airbnb has suffered. We are in dire need of funds to feed, get veterinary care and cleaning supplies. We continue to request donations to care for our current 16 dogs and 2 cats.
Have been using Essential Oils for most of my life. The benefits are now being more widely advertised as we are moving toward a more organic way of living. I have studied with one of the very best Essential Oil experts and use Essential Oils daily. The reason I created my line of Essential Oils is because we allow guests to stay here with their dogs in our Airbnb. The DNR has released information about the critical multitude of ticks in NW Indiana. Most everyone who have a dog have them on preventative flea and tick protocol to prevent their dogs from contracting tick related illness. However, most humans have not adapted any protocols to protect themselves except for wearing socks they can tuck their pants into and covering their neck with a scarf and head with a hat. I was one of the unfortunate people who contracted the deadly Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever illness after apparently being bitten, even though I have no memory of a tick bite. Lyme's disease can be dormant in a body for 10 years before rearing it's ugly head. In addition, many autoimmune diseases mimic Lyme disease and some medical professionals believe that up tp 70% of individuals diagnosed with an autoimmune disease are actually suffering from Lyme's or a parasitic variant. Classes in Essential Oils are held each Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
the cost is $30/per person. Reservations required. Limited to 4 during pandemic.
If you do not want to take a class but would like to purchase my blends of Essential Oils, they are available for purchase in a variety of blends to deter ticks, fleas, flies, gnats, virus, and more.