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Posted on: November 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center doghouse wins BARKitecture vote

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“A Dog Adrift” also received highest bid

NORFOLK, VA – A pooch palace designed and constructed by the City of Norfolk’s General Services department won the most votes in the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s BARKitecture exhibit.

The house, entitled “A Dog Adrift,” also fetched the highest bid in the event auction. Proceeds from the sale of the house will benefit the non-profit group Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, which provides support for medical care and adoptions for the animals at NACC.

General Services Jimmy “Dex” Dexter designed the two-story doghouse, with a spiral staircase and mermaid, driftwood and seaweed décor. He and his team assembled the house on behalf of NACC and delivered it for the exhibit, which started July 1. 

“We are so proud of Dex and all the hard work and love he and Team Norfolk invested in this doghouse,” said Nikki Riddick, Director of the Department of General Services. 

“Congratulations to NACC and all those who participated in our BARKitecture exhibit,” said Norfolk Botanical Garden spokeswoman Kelly Welsh. “We had so much fun watching visitors both canine and human explore the houses!”

NACC and the Department of General services thank everyone who voted for our house! 

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