Exceptional Homes for Pets and Pet Parents – CDS Builders

If you have been following our story at CDS Builders, then you are aware that we are one of four builders selected nationwide to carry out the vision for Aripeka at Viera. On March 2nd, however, we took a break from our daily grind to connect as a family and team at the third annual Poocharella fundraiser benefiting our local senior dog rescue, Touch of Grey (ToG). This special event hosted at Wickham Park was an important reminder that making memories in our community is just as important as fostering a strong work ethic.


In an effort to showcase Aripeka as an exceptional community for pets and pet parents and make an impact in our community, CDS Builders sponsored Poocharella’s lure course event powered by SwiftPaws. SwiftPaws introduced hundreds of dogs of every age and breed to “the best game of chase ever”, a backyard lure course designed to deliver physical and mental enrichment to dogs. Local entrepreneur Meghan Wolfgram received global recognition for her invention when she was awarded Shark Tank’s Golden Ticket by Lori Greiner last year. Dogs at the event experienced next generation enrichment with SwiftPaws running two separate courses for five straight hours. As a result of this partner effort, more than $3,500 was raised to support senior pups in need, bringing total donations raised at this event to more than $15,000.

Best In Rescue

Poocharella’s “best in rescue” contest gave pet parents the opportunity to share their incredible foster stories with thousands of Poocharella attendees. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivy and City of Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey served as judges for the event. The sheriff is well-known in the community for his support of animal welfare and prosecuting cases of animal cruelty. Of the contest finalists who took the stage, nearly every one of them had received critical aid from Brevard County Animal Services prior to being transferred to ToG rescue for ongoing support. More than 6,000 dogs and cats come through Brevard County Animal Services each month. Touch of Grey Rescue is able to support the full scope of needs for 100 dogs annually as a result of the proceeds collected at the annual Poochella fundraiser.

The Best Homes In Brevard For Pets

If you are a dog mom or dad who has not yet experienced Aripeka, the crown jewel of Viera, we invite you and your pup to explore miles of shaded trails along our neighborhood’s winding streets. We are proud to live in a county that makes animal welfare a priority. Our commitment is to build the highest integrity homes in the most sustainable way we possibly can to optimize healthy living for pets and pet parents. We invite you to build your 100% custom dream home and build better communities with us.

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