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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 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.

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

Painting Rocks & Runes

I started painting Runes a few years ago when I was looking to create a game not easily found anywhere. Runes have been in existence for thousands of years and were used by many long gone cultures as a means of divination, very much like Tarot.

I progressed to painting Rocks as Garden Markers after each year pulling up flowers before they bloomed thinking they were weeds. Now I know where each plant is and can refer to a picture to see if it's a weed or a flower or herb.  Class in Painting Rocks & Runes are held from 11:00 AM too !2:00 on Saturdays.  The cost is $30/per person. Reservations required. Limited to 4 during the pandemic.

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