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.
To help fund the shelter we are constantly brainstorming creative experiences and products that have a connection to our mission. The mission of giving safe haven to discarded dogs who have nowhere else to go and have been abused, handicapped or just old, which brings
incontinence issues, blindness, hard of hearing and severe dental issues. All of the maintenance for the farm and costs associated with caring for dogs in a hospice is overwhelming, which makes the cost of keeping the doors open an extremely difficult task. These are some of our endeavors.
Hand Painted Patches
These one of a kind hand painted patches are painted on linen muslin in a variety of sizes, colors, and motifs
Soap & Candles
Handmade soaps for sale benefiting Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary, in different sizes, shapes, fragrances and herbs grown here at Le Château de Chien, priced $7 and below.
The Greenhouse at Le Château de Chien
Rent a Garden Plot for a Season
Pollyanna's Glad Rags
Upcycled Clothing Line
The Wellness Center at Le Château de Chien
IThe Wellness Center at Le Château de Chien was created to integrate several modalities of healing. We offer an immersive experience in Energy Healing, Yoga, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Vibrational Frequencies Immersion Sound Baths, Neuroplasticity and more. We also give clients additional tools to use on their own.
Created from the flowers, herbs and trees organically grown here at our rescue farm. Great gifts for hostess, secret santa or teacher.
A variety of candles, different fragrances and herbs grown here at the farm Le Château de Chien, different sizes, shapes and prices.
Paint-N-Paws 4 A Cause
One of Our Most Popular Experiences
Rocks & Runes
Embellished By Mary
Upcycled Clothing Line
We offer many more items for sale as well as offer classes in most of our products.