Q: How do you volunteer your time specifically with Save-a-Bull?
There’s two primary ways I volunteer my time with Save-a-Bull. The first and most rewarding is I foster dogs and the second is that I’m on the event team and responsible for coordinating adoption events.
Q: How long have you been with Save-a- Bull?
Q: How did you learn about Save-a- Bull and what made you decide to volunteer?
My daughter and son-in-law were fostering with Save-a-Bull and at Christmas time, they asked if I’d be willing to take 5 puppies for a couple of days. The puppies was the start of my volunteering, but the fact that this rescue is pit bull focused is what prompted me to get more involved. We adopted our first APBT over 22 years ago and experienced the criticism first hand by people not understanding the breed and have been pittie advocates ever sense then.
Q: What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a volunteer so far?
Taking a manage puppy into our home and watching their transformation. It was extremely rewarding to watch how Gunnar went from being an aggressive and scared boy with patches of fur, to a calm, gentle and handsome young man with most of his fur. You create a special bond with these manage babies that is hard to explain.
Q: Do you have any dogs of your own?
Yes, we have 3 dogs of our own. Jake (Jack Russell Terrier), Maximus (American Pitbull Terrier), and Cali (Bulldog)
Q: What do you do for work? For fun?
I’m a Marketing Analyst & Event Planner at Cargill. For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Viking games, movies, shopping, volunteering at the local animal shelter and spending time with my own fur-kids.