Big House for Big Dogs

New Bunkhouse Opens Doors at Living Grace Canine Ranch

Thirty dogs deemed unadoptable by shelters have found forever homes at Living Grace Canine Ranch, thanks to its brand-new Garey Big Dog Bunkhouse and the generous dog lover behind the project.

After visiting Living Grace last March, local philanthropist Jack Garey answered the call to help Texas senior dogs by funding the organization’s second bunkhouse. Currently home to 65 residents, Living Grace is a 501(c)3 nonprofit sanctuary on a five-acre ranch in Bertram for senior dogs labeled unadoptable. 

On October 15, Jack and Living Grace founder/executive director Rhonda Minardi cut the ribbon on the bunkhouse, a 4,000-square-foot building for 30 large dogs that live in individual apartments complete with doggie doors and patios. The facility features Mason’s Place Wellness Clinic, volunteer-staffed by Dr. Ashley Brooks, as well as a concrete storm shelter and lounging areas for cuddling and homestyle relaxing. 

“I’ve had dogs all my life, and I really admire Rhonda for what she’s doing,” Jack says. “She’s taking on a whole lot and giving 100 percent. She’s running a good ship and taking good care of the dogs. It was important to me to help support this vital resource in our community.”

Rhonda is grateful for Jack’s heart for dogs and Living Grace’s life-saving mission. “Thanks to Mr. Garey’s generous donation, we can save the lives of more homeless Texas senior dogs by offering new beginnings. For us, it began as a question, then a vision of what could be and now Living Grace Canine Ranch answering the howls of old dogs to give the love and care they so deserve. We will continue to strive to bring the community together to do better by graying muzzles and people,” she says.

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