Q: How do you volunteer your time specifically with Save-a-Bull?
As a foster home, at events slangin’ merch, as a temporary foster, picking up dog food donations and driving dogs to vet appointments or tv shows! Oh, and washing poo off puppies from transport.
Q: How long have you been with Save-a-Bull?
Spring of 2013
Q: How did you learn about Save-a-Bull and what made you decide to volunteer
I Googled “pit bull rescues in the twin cities” when a friend of mine was looking to adopt a pit bull puppy. I met my first pit bull in 1995 and was immediately hooked by their amazing personalities and adoring behavior. I have had 1-3 of my own pitties plus fosters ever since. When I could afford it, I fostered on my own for 10 years. I began fostering for Save-A-Bull when financial changes left me needing help with foster dog veterinary care and supplies.
Q: What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a volunteer so far?
Rehabilitating dogs and seeing them find amazing homes.
Q: Do you have any dogs of your own?
I’m currently owned by one dog, Loki, adopted from Save-A-Bull a year ago. I usually have a couple of fosters as well. I enjoy fostering seniors and dogs that have medical or behavioral challenges they need help to overcome.
Q: What do you do for work? For fun?
I own my own pet sitting business, Dog House Pet Care, and have worked as a graphic designer, and in veterinary clinics. I love to travel outside of the U.S., hike with my dogs, go horseback riding, rescue dogs with good friends, pretty much anything involving animals and nature.