PHASE 3: THE DOG ROSE PARK
PHASE 3: THE DOG ROSE PARK
A NEW KIND OF ANIMAL SHELTER
The Dog Rose – the educational animal rescue garden.
Named after one of Romania’s national symbols, ‘The Dog Rose’ is a very special garden of Eden. A place of love, where rescued animals roam free in gorgeous, big natural gardens and meet children, parents, elderly and anyone who wants to feel connected with nature again. A place, where humans, animals and plants learn from each other in sustainable, peaceful harmony.
All over the world animal shelters have been places of sorrow and sadness. Yes, animals are helped, but no one ever enjoys visiting them in these shelters locked up behind bars. People mostly feel sorry for the animals and often only out of pity, choose to adopt one.
Then again, everybody loves to see animals in the wild: safaris, petting zoos or just feeding a bird in a city café puts a smile on our face. Then why doesn’t it work in animal shelters? For one simple reason: space. Animal shelters typically do not provide the space necessary for an animal to develop naturally.
This is why they become shy, depressed and ultimately what many people misinterprete as ‘aggressive’, even though these animals were not, when they entered the shelter. In our shelter over 80 % of the dogs are perfectly balanced pets. They just need the space to get their daily natural exercise. By planning animal shelters with dramatically more outdoor space and a precise marketing strategy focussing on the joy of these animals, we can turn any shelter into a place of fun and happiness.
With this basic insight in mind, we created the following concept to dramatically change the way we look at animal shelters and how they work.: at the Dog Rose everybody profits: rescued animals are free to develop naturally and are in continuous contact with humans. At night they sleep in natural packs in carefully built homes in the back of the garden. Caretakers and veterinarians work in ideal surroundings and visitors learn about animals, plants and nature.
People will visit the garden to relax, have fun, get educated or just spend time in nature. And as a side-effect – the chances that perfectly happy rescue animals that cuddle up to their visitors by themselves will get adopted in this casual and carefree environment increase dramatically.
Look for the ‘+’ signs in the illustration below and click on them. This will show you more information about the many elements of our stray dog park.
We strongly believe in the profitability of our idea. Just because we are non-profit does not mean we have to be not successful. Our goal is to become not only environmentally but also financially self-sufficient during the three years. The whole concept of the Animal Rescue Garden is the idea of creating win-win situations for everybody.
After a first intense non-refundable financing period needed to get the project off the ground, the yearly funding will come from the following business opportunities:
We have bought a generous lot of 2 hectares near peaceful Piorești. The land is ideally located between the airport, the multi-million metropole Bucharest and Ploiești with more than 200’000 inhabitants, each of them 30 to 45 minutes away and easily accessible by car, train & bus.
The lot is close to the local train station and our street connects to the next villages with ample commuting business throughout the day. Just 4 kilometers away lies the natural reserve of Scroviștea, one of the biggest forest areas in the larger surroundings.
Right next to our property, another 4 hectares are available to buy. If our funding is successful, the founders of Citydogs4Streetdogs vouch to pay for the four additional hectares, securing the long-term future and possible massive expansion of the garden.