The Road Home!

In partnership with the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, DOUBLE your impact and help us build more play yards and a dog walking path!
With a kind and generous donation from Wendy Thursby Herche and David Herche, we’re beginning The Road Home.
As Southwest Florida’s only true no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, Satchel’s has dedicated the last 20 years to turning sob stories into success stories and lost causes into beloved family members with our Rescue, Rehab and Rehome program.
We take in and care for dogs and cats with nowhere else to go and we are steadfast in our efforts to give every one of them the best possible life while we work on their behavior issues or while they’re recovering from medical procedures. To help with that, we are adding another large play yard with 8 ft fencing for the dogs’ safety and security and a shaded walking path so volunteers can walk them on property.
These two things will get more dogs outside with staff and volunteers for longer periods of time and will do so much for their wellbeing. A healthy, happy dog is an adoptable dog.
The Herche’s donation and your support of us and our mission make this possible. Have your gift today of $25, $100 or even $500 matched by the Flanzer Foundation by donating at and selecting Satchel’s as your charity of choice in the drop down menu, thus doubling your contribution towards our goal of getting our dogs out of the shelter and on the road to loving homes. Want to donate more than $500? Please consider splitting your donation as Flanzer will match your donation up to $500 a month for the entire 2021. Working together can make no kill happen.
Double your generous gift by donating today at! Donate by PayPal, Credit or Debit card or mail a check to The Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, 1843 Floyd Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 and note “Satchel’s” in the memo line on the check. (Note, the Flanzer Trust site says “Click here to pay with PayPal” but if you click there, you will have the option to pay with Credit or Debit card also.)