Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary -

        a 501c3 nonprofit 

Go Fund Me Through theCovid 19 Pandemic

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 Airbnb has cancelled all bookings. We are in dire need of funds to feed, get veterinary care and cleaning supplies. We have filed bankruptcy and are surviving solely on social security. We literally can't make it. We are requesting donations to care for our current 16 dogs and 2 cats.

It takes a village and the town of Chesterton Indiana and the Porter County Government has failed us. Please help today. To read about our Dog Hospice

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Making Crafts Saving Dogs Events


Starting in February we will offer a series of crafting classes.

The first series will be learning to crochet.

Classes will be held the second Saturday of each month starting at 12 noon for 1 hour for the first and second classes.

February 8th will be our first class and we will be making hand warmers/fingerless gloves. This will be an easy to learn beginner class and should only take approximately 1 hour. Participants will need to bring 2 skeins of their desired yarn color, weight and type as well as a crochet hook that accommodates that yarn.

March 14th will be the second class and we will learn how to make a granny square which will be a step up as far as difficulty as in intermediate. Participants will need to bring 1 skein of their desired yarn color, weight and type as well as a crochet hook that accommodates that yarn.

April 25th, which is the last Saturday, will be the third and last class of this series. This class will be longer, approximately 2 hours, again another step up in difficulty which will be teaching more crochet techniques. We will learn how to make Amigurumi, a Japanese crochet toy. Please click the pattern link button for instructions as to what you need to bring.

This is a free download from Ravelry Bee Friends Crochet Pattern called Baby Yoda.

All classes will cost $30. and need to be paid on this website before attending. Reservations are required due to limited space. All proceeds go directly to the 501c3 nonprofit shelter Petite Trésors Rescue & Sanctuary for abused, handicapped and senior dogs.

Pattern Link