Every Dog Needs a “Roof!”

As a trusted member of the community, LaBelle Roofing often “gives back” with community projects. Labelle Roofing recently provided free services to install a new Owens Corning Roofing System on the three buildings of the Save A Dog humane society complex in Sudbury. “We noticed that a Save A Dog fundraiser was focused on raising roofing funds, so as avid dog lovers we decided we could best contribute by lending our expertise”, said Rob LaBelle. All roofing components used were of the highest quality and donated by the manufacturer, Owens Corning. “As a not-for profit, contribution-funded organization, Save A Dog is very happy that Rob LaBelle and his company were willing to repair our infrastructure for us”, said Shirley Moore, co-founder of Save A Dog. “We are glad that we can use our contributors’ precious funds to focus on our mission of caring for and finding new homes for abandoned dogs, rather than investing in infrastructure.”

Rob LaBelle, President of Labelle Roofing, added “Several of our employees have rescued dogs from organizations such as Save A Dog. We are pleased to be able to help ensure that these dogs, and the dedicated staff that care for them, have a roof that is in top condition and provides the safest possible environment for the rescue dogs and the volunteers.” Roofing the Save A Dog buildings was a coordinated group effort. In addition to the contribution from Labelle Roofing and Owens Corning, ABC Supply Co., Inc., a Sudbury-based distributor of roofing components, contributed materials for this installation, and Barry Bros. Disposal of Walpole and Newton donated the dumpster and disposal services. Rob, Matt and Josh LaBelle coordinated a large crew in order to install the three separate roofs in just one day’s time. The goal was to minimize the noise and confusion for the dogs, especially a group of new arrivals from a hoarding situation that arrived the same evening. Special kudos go to Shirley Moore and her dedicated team of volunteers for the heartwarming work they do everyday.

About Save A Dog 

Save A Dog is a humane society whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. Save A Dog began in 1999 as an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group and ran out of the founder’s home for nine years. They now have a lovely facility and kennel which they are renting to own in Sudbury, Mass.

Save A Dog was founded by husband and wife team, Shirley Moore and David Bernier, of Wayland, Mass. After volunteering at local shelters and seeing the detrimental effect that kennel life had on some dogs, they decided to begin fostering and to build a foster network for the dogs they took in from local and remote dog pounds. They targeted many of the big city shelters and would load up their vans with many adoptable dogs, foster them, provide medical care and a holistic protocol, and put them up for adoption to approved homes. Save A Dog has grown over the years and now has over 100 volunteers who help on an as-needed basis, and approximately 25-30 volunteers who help on a weekly basis.

Save A Dog is a privately funded organization and relies entirely on donations to keep the rescue mission going. They hope to purchase the rental property in the very near future, to continue the important work of saving dogs and educating the public about dogs in need. If you would like to help, please go to their Donations page, or email at saveadog@saveadog.org with your ideas. For more information, visit www.saveadog.org