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As it sets the stage for building in Florida, Sean Guthrie's 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity focuses on 3 major areas:


Providing shelter for animals (especially abandoned older dogs)


Reducing waste by using landfill tires as part of thermal mass rammed-earth wall systems

Renewable Energy

Using ecologically-sound methods including renewable energy along with recycled and repurposed materials


Innovation and challenging the status quo is what we do. Please click on the pics for more information.

Planned Design

"Earthship" Ecological Concept

Ingenious Building

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

Sustainable Systems

Renewable Energy and More

Adaptable and Scalable

Encouraging Duplication Everywhere

Helping Senior Dogs

Love Knows No Age

Why "Purple Dog?"

Behind the Brand Name


A timeline of events.

  • October 2014

    The Journey Begins

    Paperwork is filed with the Florida Department of State and Purple Dog Animal Sanctuary is officially on the path to making a difference.

  • January 2015

    A Non-Profit is Born

    Purple Dog Animal Sanctuary becomes officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in Florida.

  • July 2015

    Public Charity Status Achieved

    The IRS deems Purple Dog Animal Sanctuary a 501(c)(3) public charity.

  • Present Day

    Upward and Onward

    Purple Dog Animal Sanctuary continues the grant-seeking process.

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Our Amazing Management Team

What has three heads, ten legs, and two tails? :)

Katniss Guthrie

Mascot and Ambassador

Sean Patrick Guthrie


Vivian Guthrie

Mascot and Ambassador

"We're commited to helping animals that others have given up on."

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