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.
Most people love candles. They make great gifts but can be costly. When we purchased the farm to create our nonprofit dog hospice, candles were one of the things I wanted to create to sell and help fund the shelter. What makes this class special is we incorporate herbs and flowers grown here at Le Château de Chien into the candles which can be made in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fragrances. Classes are offered Thursday's from 3 to 5. All classes are $30/per person, reservations required, limited to 4 per class during the pandemic.