PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A horse farm in Scottsdale will soon have a new use. Part of the farm will be transformed into a hotel for dogs who belong to members of the Valley’s homeless population. The dog hotel will provide a safe space for homeless pet owners to leave their furry friends while they seek treatment and get back on their feet.
“One of the many barriers to them [homeless] seeking treatment or getting into housing was if they had a pet,” says Terra Schaad, Executive Director of Hunkapi programs. “We knew that we could answer that call.”