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 Innovative Animal Shelters

Helping People and Animals


The Nation's Leading Animal Shelter Specialist for Needs Assessment Studies, Conceptual Design and Full Architectural and Engineering Services.


"Shelter Planners of America" is known nationwide as the most experienced and skilled animal shelter consulting service you can obtain. Our firm has been doing shelter planning for over 30 years and have worked with over 750 animal shelter groups. Our founder trained as an architect, worked in architectural offices, was then in charge of all animal shelter design consulting nation-wide for the Humane Society of the United States for 11 years. He also operated four different animal shelters for a total of 11 years as Executive Director or President. 

We have been delighted with the level of experience and skill Shelter Planners of America has brought to our new 12,000 square foot project.
— Ann Anderson, Exec. Dir., Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, VA
Because we have never been involved in building a new shelter, it was a relief to have a highly knowledgeable team to guide us through the planning process.
— Debra Joseph, Exec. Dir., SPCA of Fredericksburg, VA
It is our pleasure to highly recommend Shelter Planners of America to any group planning to build a new animal shelter. Their great knowledge about shelter functional requirements was clear from the first day we began working together.
— Dana Cheek, Exec Dir., Norfolk SPCA, VA
Shelter Planners of America provided outstanding performance in developing an effective building design and guiding our project successfully through construction.
— Randy Luensmann, Director of Public Works, City of Universal of City, TX
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