On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, artist Jay McClellan joined local decorators and designers to create nine unique dog houses to be auctioned off online to benefit an array of local not-for-profit organizations. The doghouses will be on tour for viewings throughout the area this month (November). The event kicked off on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at White Dog Cafe Glen Mills with a ribbon-cutting ceremony open to the public. Jay built each house and then turned them over to the designers to create their show pieces. Each house features a unique design and a story behind the design inspiration. The designers added to the exterior and interior of the houses with materials they already had but may not exceed $300 for new materials to encourage creativity and maintain fairness among the designers. The auction launched online on Wednesday and will end December 3, 2021. The minimum bid for each use starts at $500. Bidding information, photos of the houses and information about the not-for-profit organizations that are benefactors, as well as details about the houses, the designers can be found at https://www.benevolenthound.org/about Artist Jay McClellan (second left) and publicist Jaime Blackburn (center) joined the group for a photo following the ribbon dropping.
2. Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s (PAWS) Krystal Reinhard posed with her dog house.
5. Artist Jay McClellan designed and decorated a house for HelpUsAdopt.org, founded by former Main Line resident Becky Fawcett. The
other not-for-profits and designers participating included Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) with a house created by Rachel
Schwartz, Brandywine Valley SPCA was paired with Greg Giegucz, CHOP Women’s Committee was paired with Annie O’Grady, Whitney Cutler
and Pinemar President, Kyle Lissack. Artist Jay McClellan was pictured with local decorators present at the event Lindsey Vogel,
Lauren Perno and Krystal Reinhard.