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    You may have noticed the construction going on at the old Baxter Shelter on Stroudwater Street, and we are on our way to expanding programming for people and pets.

    As we grow our campus, we will have the ability to increase our programs. Baxter will serve as a flex space that will host our Behavior & Training program, our Facilities team, and also provide community-based programming and services. We’ve been at the Arthur P. Girard Adoption center since 2017 and the training and behavior space is at capacity. Based on requests for service, we know the need is great for more access to training. The space brings access to more storage as well as quarantine and overflow holding space for large seizures and disaster relief efforts.

    The Baxter renovations are set to wrap up anytime now, pending the arrival of final materials and finishes. Please note that while you may find yourself at Baxter for a training class or special event, all public-facing services will still be held within the Arthur P. Girard Adoption Center.

    We extend our heartfelt thanks to the City of Westbrook, Ryan Senatore Architecture, Optimum Construction, Atlantic Resource Consultants, and Cordjia for helping us turn our visions of the Baxter Shelter into a reality.