Meet Dani, who volunteers with us as both a doggy playgroup helper and a dog walker. Her time and effort helps ensure all the dogs get the exercise and attention they need to stay mentally healthy during their stays at the shelter. She especially enjoys getting to know each dog individually.

How long have you been volunteering at the county shelter?

I’ve been volunteering at the shelter just since the end of June 2014.

How did you get started?

I heard about the PB SOC program and was intrigued because I had never heard of something like it before at a shelter. I decided to check it out and I love what it’s about!

What do you do for the county shelter?

I work with the PB SOC group helping supervise play groups which socialize the dogs with each other, as well as walking dogs individually so they get some love time.

What is one of your favorite things about working with the dogs?

Every dog is so full of unique personality, and I love getting to know each one and how he or she interacts with people and other dogs.

What would you say to someone considering volunteering for our shelter?

Be prepared to want to take every dog home, even though you can’t. They’re all so full of fun and love that it’s hard to leave them there when you go home. But even though it tugs on your heartstrings, it’s so fulfilling to be there.

Anything else you’d like to share?

These dogs are the highlight of my week, even though my own pup gets jealous every time I come home from the shelter!

Thank you, Dani! We’re so happy to have your help!