In time for the rush of holiday adoptions, the APA’s remodeled front lobby is open and receiving visitors.
After a lot of work and a little patience, the APA has reopened its front doors and is ready to help homeless pets find forever families this holiday season.
Since March, the APA has been under construction, working to build new visiting rooms for adopters, giving the education department its own room to teach classes, and adding much-needed office space and a meeting area.
The results are terrific. 18-foot ceilings greet you at the entrance of the Adoption Center. Just inside, a large, wraparound front desk gives staff plenty of space to assist visitors, a welcome change from the cozy arrangements they had during construction. The new visiting rooms offer a quiet, private space for families to meet their newest member. In these areas, the dogs’ personalities really shine through and the pups show off their sweet, playful sides without the distractions of other dogs or people roaming about.
The education room already has plenty of classes and birthday parties booked. Humane Education Director Jennifer Blome wasn’t able to hold classes on premise until just recently, and she’s enjoying the direct connection the students make with the animals when they visit the Adoption Center.
The APA also tells its organizational story through an elaborate 40-foot timeline that highlights the rich and colorful history from incorporation in 1922 until present day. Although the finishing touches are still being added, there are lots of new features to come check out. Stop by this holiday season and see the bigger and better APA!