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Directions to CFA House
1414 State Avenue, Olympia

1. Take State Avenue heading toward downtown

2. Central Street traffic light, turn right

3. Take first left on to Olympic Drive

4. CFA House is first tan house with blue door on left

5. Parking available on the gravel driveway in the BACK of our building.

Please email or call 360-489-1478 before visiting!

Donors for House Renovation

We would like to thank the following companies who have donated their services or resources
to renovate the house so we can open our doors!

  • Abbey Capitol Floors & Interiors: bathroom linoleum
  • Advanced Electric: wiring
  • Always Gutters: gutters
  • Bayview Building Materials of Olympia: doors, trim
  • Black Hills Mechanical: kitchen sink
  • BMC West: siding materials
  • Bolander Signs: house and handicap parking signs
  • Bracy & Thomas: survey parking lot
  • Brunette Masonry: brick work for basement & foundation
  • C & S Enterprises: delivery of gravel and sand
  • Canyon Creek: discounted kitchen cabinets
  • Creative Office: furniture for office
  • Doors Unlimited: baseboard
  • Ferguson Enterprises: bathroom supplies
  • Hawks Prairie Home Furnishings: furniture and accessories
  • Imperial Painting, Inc: exterior house painting
  • J Black Interiors: interior paint consultant
  • John Erwin Remodeling: planning & development
  • Johnson and Maddox: drywell and grading
  • Kell-Chuck: windows
  • Lakeside Industries: gravel for driveway
  • Landmark General Contracting, Inc.
  • Lowe's: build brick donor walkways, install landscaping and irrigation system and fill in stairwell
  • Miles Sand and Gravel: peat gravel and sand
  • Milgard Windows: kitchen window
  • Olympia Lighting Company: light fixtures
  • PacWest Drywall: install drywall
  • Pacific West Landscaping: soil, plants and bark
  • Plantasia Design Center: landscape design
  • Rob Rice Homes: organizing and donating several interior and exterior remodel projects
  • R&C Construction Company: order kitchen cabinets
  • Sherwin-Williams: interior and exterior paint
  • Signature Interiors: kitchen floors and counter top
  • Smiley Interiors: install kitchen cabinets
  • Sunset Air: clean heat system
  • The Home Depot: build animal food bank shed; vent fan, flood lights, paint supplies
  • Venables Pest Control: pest prevention and management


Many people offered to help us for a price, but only one offered to help us for nothing – Rob Rice!  We are so grateful to Rob & Helena Rice of Rob Rice Homes and their subcontractors for their generosity and support.  We could not have done this house renovation project without them!  It would have taken us years, but instead it took only a few weeks.  The money we saved will help hundreds of pet owners and animals.  It’s been wonderful working with people who want to give back, improve our community and help families stay together.  Rob Rice Homes made it happen. recently wrote an article about Rob Rice Homes remodeling contribution and support of Concern for Animals. To read the article, visit

The Home Depot Builds Food Bank Shed

We are incredibly thankful for The Home Depot on Fones Road, Olympia, for building us a permanent animal food bank shed right at our new house/office location on State Avenue.  Seven employees volunteered on a Saturday in July to build and paint the shed.  The scope of this project lasted three days!  We are grateful to the following employees:

Lee Sumpter (Store Manager), Shane Morehouse, Bruce Cardwell, Brenda Asher,
Angela Fagerstrom, Laura Contris, Taylor Nuxoll

Lowe's Heroes Complete the Last BIG Projects


Thank you so much to Lowe's and all their Heroes!  They tackled three large jobs that would have taken us years to organize and afford. Spear-heading this ambitious, two-day project was Roger Reaves of Lowe's in Lacey.  Over two dozen employees came on their day off and battled the heat to build two brick donor walkways, plant landscaping, install the irrigation system and spread mulch.  What a happy and animal-lover group of volunteers, too, with four dogs helping to oversee the project!  Concern for Animals is so appreciative to Lowe's for donating the irrigation system, hoses, timers, hose boxes, sand and brick borders.

We wish to recognize Lowe’s Heroes: Roger Reaves, Leslie Hallberg, Cindy McKenna, Antonio Santos, Charles Landery, Arthur Murphy, Nancy Aldrich, Chris Post, James Johnson, Charles Alexander, Mary Myers, Melissa Ebinger, Catie Tovrea, Chad Edwards, Kimberly Cook, Matt Timm and Maja Cifric.

The project was also made possible with landscape design by Plantasia Botanical Gardens, soil, plants and mulch donated by Ernie Unroe of Pacific West Landscaping, sand and gravel by Miles Sand and Gravel and transportation by C & S Enterprises.


Please help maintain the pet food bank and office by making a tax-deductible donation from our Amazon Smile Wish List here

Paving the Way

Our brick donor walkway fundraiser is under way!  Concern for Animals is pleased to launch a brick fundraiser to help us build new walkways at the CFA house and offset office expenses to help keep our doors open for years to come.  The brick walkway will be built this coming year in the front and back of the house where visitors will be able to see all the acknowledgements of companies and individuals who helped CFA’s renovation project, tributes to loved ones, creating a lasting memory and names of CFA supporters.  Whatever the reason, please consider purchasing a brick today.  For more information, visit our Event page!

Animal Rescue Finds A Home

by Chelsea Krotzer

Thank You to reporter Chelsea Krotzer and The Olympian for spending time with CFA and writing a great article about our organization.

"After operating out of the homes of its volunteers and organizers and donated business space for more than three decades, an Olympian area animal-rescue organization finally will have a place to call home by early next year."  To read more, click here.

Students Help with Renovation Project

Eight students and two advisors from Western Oregon University spent their spring break painting the inside of the CFA house and working on animal food bank projects.  We are so grateful for their time and making it a fun two days. 

Thank you to Meconi's in Olympia for donating a delicious lunch for all these volunteers. And, for donating lunch to The Home Depot employees who built our animal food bank shed!