This animal care and adoption center represents a rare collaboration between a private foundation established in the interest of animals and the City of Denton.  The city owns the land and the building, but the foundation contributed $1.2 million of the project’s $5.5 million construction cost. This level of private funding is unprecedented in the state of Texas and represents a new benchmark for joint-funded municipal services’ projects.  
       
     
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 The center features internal transparency that facilitates wayfinding for the visitor and monitoring capability for the staff. Three storefronts along the covered entry provide strong indoor-outdoor connections and make the shelter’s activity and its adoptable pets visible to the public.
       
     
 Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 
       
     
 Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 
       
     
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 This animal care and adoption center represents a rare collaboration between a private foundation established in the interest of animals and the City of Denton.  The city owns the land and the building, but the foundation contributed $1.2 million of the project’s $5.5 million construction cost. This level of private funding is unprecedented in the state of Texas and represents a new benchmark for joint-funded municipal services’ projects.  
       
     

This animal care and adoption center represents a rare collaboration between a private foundation established in the interest of animals and the City of Denton.  The city owns the land and the building, but the foundation contributed $1.2 million of the project’s $5.5 million construction cost. This level of private funding is unprecedented in the state of Texas and represents a new benchmark for joint-funded municipal services’ projects.  

blackmon_150501_7917.jpg
       
     
blackmon_150716_0088 - reduced.jpg
       
     
 The center features internal transparency that facilitates wayfinding for the visitor and monitoring capability for the staff. Three storefronts along the covered entry provide strong indoor-outdoor connections and make the shelter’s activity and its adoptable pets visible to the public.
       
     

The center features internal transparency that facilitates wayfinding for the visitor and monitoring capability for the staff. Three storefronts along the covered entry provide strong indoor-outdoor connections and make the shelter’s activity and its adoptable pets visible to the public.

 Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 
       
     

Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 

 Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 
       
     

Dog and a cat display rooms flank the main entrance, which opens to a tall lobby that boasts an unexpected sideways-facing clerestory that introduces north and south light. 

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