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Old 07-17-2016, 07:21 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I couldn't help but tell the story of some of the wonderful dogs that have come and gone through the shelter where I volunteer. I started volunteering there not that long ago and it is such a wonderful experience. Every dog that comes in has a story, it's own personality, and the longing to be loved, played with, and given another chance. Each one is special.

Currently we have somewhere around 35 dogs, some of which are still going through the quarantine process (treated for fleas or worms, vaccinated, fixed if needed, treated for any illness or injury, ect). I have to say, while I don't want to pick favorites, I can't help but like the boxer mix that recently came in. His name is Morton, and he is such a silly-boy with his games of "catch-me-if-you-can" and a face that makes him look like he is constantly laughing for joy. Then there is Karmin, who adores to run for all she is worth.

Just this month a number of dogs have been adopted!
Thanks so much! : )

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Such a wonderful thing you are doing working at your local Humane Society shelter. Would love to see some photos.
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I would like to volunteer at the local Humane Society BUT they're physical requirements dis qualify me
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Even if you can't volunteer, Techie, I bet you make up for it by how wonderful an owner you are to your dog. : )
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Right now we have around 31 dogs at the shelter, including one in foster.



Every day it's fun to go in and see if anyone has been adopted while I'm gone or if any new dogs came in. I like to see when a dog is put up for adoption, that's extra special. You got to see their progress all the way through, from the shy or sick dog that comes in to the happy, healthy, excited dog that gets adopted to a forever home.
Mainly I exercise the dogs by walking them or letting them out in the run. I give them some one-on-one attention and treats, spot-clean if they use the bathroom, check their water, ect. I also clean the cats litter-boxes, offer them blankets if they don't currently have any (blankets and towels have to be washed a lot) and do other odd-jobs around the area. Anything to make it easier on the staff members.

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Volunteering is different at each shelter/rescue/humane society but no matter what it can be a rewarding experience.

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What a wonderful job you are doing and so many dogs will now get second chance the pics are awesome Well done and keep up the great work Please more updates!!
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Hancock and Niko were both adopted! Yay!

Someone is interested in one of our long-term residents, sweet and playful Karmin. I sure hope she finally finds the perfect family for her. : )

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Things went very well today, though they were busy as always.
The warm weather isn't phasing the dogs, though they do need more water and access to shade. The building is also air conditioned for everyone's comfort. : )

Karmin, a long-time resident, is finally pending adoption!! Yay! She is such a sweet, awesome girl, I think it was just her size that threw people off. I'll be so happy when she can finally get the family she deserves.

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Just thought I would give an update on how things are going. : )


We've had a ton of wonderful adoptions, including Spike, Winnie, Delilah, and Barry

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