We have lots of different volunteer opportunities! From socializing cats to taking a dog out of the shelter for the day, our amazing volunteers go to great lengths to ensure the hundreds of animals in our LifeLine shelters are well taken care of and loved. Since November is #AdoptASeniorPet Month, we wanted to one of our very special Dog for the Day participants: Jamerra. Here's what her volunteer advocate had to say about their days out of the shelter:
I've been working with rescue organizations since I was little. I've tried fostering in the past, but being in a condo made it difficult to juggle a foster with my own dogs. I wanted to continue helping rescues, and started researching Fulton County Animal Services after Sophie Gamand did her flower crown pit bull photo shoot there this summer. Dog for the Day program was the perfect fit for my schedule. I could take a dog out around town on the weekends!
I've followed Susie's Senior Dogs for a couple of years now, and decided that I wanted to seek out senior dogs for my dog for the day picks. When I walked through FCAS on my first day I was looking for dogs most would look over.
I saw Jamerra sitting quietly near the back of the run, her unevenly cropped ears, left eye saggy, runny nose from an upper respiratory infection, and old scars on her face. She had the sweetest, saddest eyes. I took her card, along with a few other older dogs to Craig, the volunteer coordinator. He ranked the dogs, and advised who I should take out. I chose Jamerra over the others.
I've taken her out 5 weeks in a row, and it breaks my heart taking her back each time. She loves attention, and walks up to everyone hoping they will pet her, and gets sad when they don't. I have tried getting her to snuggle with me on the couch, and she prefers to lay on the ground- this broke my heart. She does seem to house broken as well.
Her sweet and calm disposition will be a great addition to any home. She loves children, and they will love that Jamerra is cool with being dressed up.
Every home deserves a senior as loving as Jamerra.
UPDATE: Jamerra has been adopted!