We may be a bit biased, but we have some of the best volunteers around! From Dog for the Day adventures to making leashes out of climbing rope, our volunteers have come up with some pretty creative projects! View a few of our favorites below:
Dog Wash Wednesdays
Our pups have so much fun on volunteer and staff outings, that they tend to get a little dirty! On Wednesdays, we have an influx of volunteers who come just to give our dogs a much needed (and deserved) bath!
Shelter Kennel Cards
The shelter can be an overwhelming place for anybody, especially if it's their first time. So our awesome volunteers, Deb Hammacher, Iza Per and Erin Duncan, decided to create unique kennel cards for each of our shelter locations! The kennel cards include fun facts, a cute description and adorable photos. They help our guests get to know the pups better, while creating a better shelter experience and environment overall!
Kitty Condo Boxes
Intead of throwing away old wine boxes, we have school-aged volunteers create kitty condo boxes out of them! All they need is an old wine or cardboard box, paint, scissors and a creative mind. It's a great activity for kids who aren't old enough to walk dogs yet or youth groups and pet clubs!
Two of our volunteers, Michelle and John Kabashinski, decided to foster not just one - but TWO of our shelter long-timers, Fidel and Big Guy. But they didn't just stop there! They teamed up with the City Dog Market to ensure they had all of the necessary pet supplies and even worked with Jabula Dog Academy on leash training. By taking these extra steps, they are ensuring Fidel and Big Guy will be wonderful family pets for their future forever families!
Bottle Feeding Kittens
One of our incredible fosters, Laynea Allen, stepped up when we needed her most: to bottle-feed a newborn kitten! But she didn't just help us with the bottle feeding, she also created adorable videos to go along with her journey!
Pet Photography Infographic
One of our amazing volunteers, Iza Per, came up with a great way to streamline and improve our volunteer photography process! She worked closely with our social media managers to come up with the a few tips to help our volunteers better showcase our pups!