By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 17, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Thanks to a $40,000 donation from Tito's Handmade Vodka, Big Barn shelter – located at 225020 83rd St. in Salem, Wis. – created the “Lucky for Life” garden. The space will allow ALIVE Rescue dogs to bond with humans in a safe environment. The new facility and garden will be unveiled Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The grand opening weekend events are free and open to the public. To attend, RSVP here.

At the event, attendees will be able to tour the 4,800-square-foot facility, participate in giveaways and win swag. Dogs will also be dogs available for adoption. 

Additionally, attendees at least 21 years old are can stop by the Tito’s dog tag engraving station for complimentary keepsakes and visit the dog kissing booth. They will also be able to sample complimentary cocktails from Tito’s.

Through this new facility, ALIVE Rescue estimates that it will be able to house up to 30 formerly abused dogs, as they learn to regain trust in humans through safe interactions. 

ALIVE Rescue is also looking for volunteers to help care for the dogs that will be residing at the shelter. To find out more, go here

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.