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Our SPCA purchased an existing warehouse building that we believed could support a much needed replacement of our very old shelter. worked with us to design the perfect shelter for our budget and our capacity. Their initial design and sizing study helped us to visualize our new shelter and show the benefit that it will have for our animals, our staff, and our volunteers.

Through their vision and expertise, has created an affordable and functional shelter that will provide a safe haven for our animals and a place where our community will want to visit, volunteer, and support.

The new building design has generated much excitement in our community and has given us great direction and momentum to begin our capital campaign. is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to building our shelter with their guidance and expertise.

Kim Parrish, Board President
SPCA of Northeast North Carolina
Elizabeth City, NC

Animal Shelter Growth

Master planning a shelter at the outset is an essential step in meeting future demand. Our models start as small as 2,226 square feet and are designed to accommodate growth over 20 - 30 years. You can start with a basic model or you can add specific additions to meet your needs in just the right combination. When the demand for greater capacity arrives you are already prepared and can add to your shelter with minimal impact to its ongoing operation.

Our video illustrates how a small shelter can grow over time. The approach allows you to keep your initial investment as modest as possible - all the while offering the option of starting at any phase should your situation demand greater capacity or you want to initially include an enclosed salliport, veterinary clinic or community room.

While our example starts with an initial 2,226 square feet, we have other models that are sized to accommodate larger capacity shelters initially, with similar expansion and additional feature opportunities. One size simply won't fit all - but our model based system permits you to select the right starting point for your situation, with the comfort of knowing just how you will respond to your growing needs.