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May 3-4 is GIVING DAY 2023!
We need your help to make our campaign a success. Please join our GIVING DAY campaign and help us reach our goal of $5,000! We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.
Get ready to give! On May 3 - 4, visit our Giving Day page (click for link) and  make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in your community.
Giving Day begins at Noon on May 3 and ends at 11:59 AM on May 4, so make sure to get your gift in on time!

Sunday, May 21 - 1st Annual Woofle Ball Tournament
At 10:30 am on Sunday, May 21, Backyard Rule will host its first annual “Woofle Bowl” fundraiser tournament at Eddie Vickers Park (399 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084), benefiting Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, a St. Augustine-based nonprofit.
We're looking for 16 teams to kick off this woofle-good-time! To learn more and to sign up, visit

Happy Hour at the Casa Monica Hotel is baaackkk! Join us on the outdoor patio of Starbucks from 4-6pm for coffee, libations, puppuccinos and a furry good time. We'll be there the 3rd Wednesday of each month with a few adoptable dogs for you to meet and greet!
Wednesday, May 17, 4-6pm
Casa Monica Resort is located in downtown St. Augustine at 95 Cordova Street.

Have you checked out our Thriftique shop yet? Our store is one of the primary ways we raise money to care for the animals at our sanctuary and all of the foster animals in our care.
We have fresh inventory every week! Furniture, clothing, kicthen items, household items, artwork, pet stuff, and more.  
The store, located at 411 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, is open Monday thru Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sundays Noon-4PM. 

Learn more about
what it means to foster
and adopt with Ayla's
Acres Animal Rescue:


WE'RE HIRING! We have several volunteer opportunities in our new thrift store location at 413 Anastasia Blvd. We're looking for help in three areas of our store: assisting guests, cashier, and warehouse help. The warehouse, located within our store, is a great area to get involved while maintaining social distance.
If you'd like to join our awesome team, please complete our volunteer application.

Big news! Ayla's Acres Animal Resource Center (formerly Peter's Friends) will break ground, soon. St. Johns County approved a special use permit for the adoption center and veterinary clinic. We are waiting for the final permits and then we can start to build! The engineering is completed, site plans are ready, soil samples have been gathered, and the archaeological investigation is done.
Our new Animal Resource Center will provide a warm, non-institutional, clean, safe, loving environment for adoptable dogs and cats until they find their forever homes. This includes shelter, food, and interaction between people and the animals. It will also provide an onsite veterinary clinic with no- or low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination programs. Read more about our new shelter including it's location, visit our Animal Resource Center page.

We rely on the kindness of our community - Get involved today!

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