Q: How do you volunteer your time specifically with Save-a- Bull?
L: I photograph many of the adoptable dogs for their online bios as well as host the annual “Pin-Up Pets” Portrait Fundraiser and Calendar Contest. I also help when I can at events.
K: I help Lisa photograph the adoptable dogs and have also helped with Save-a-Bull events. We have temp fostered several dogs in the past year.
Q: How long have you been with Save-a- Bull?
L: A couple years.
K: 1 year.
Q: How did you learn about Save-a- Bull and what made you decide to volunteer?
L: A volunteer reached out to me to see if I would be willing to photograph her foster. She then continued to bring Save-a-Bull dogs in, which made me fall in love with the pitties.
K: I learned about Save-a-Bull through helping Lisa photograph adoptable dogs. At first I was hesitant to work with pit bulls but quickly recognized all the great qualities that make people go crazy for them. I guess they won me over! Prior to Save-a-Bull, I had briefly volunteered with another local rescue but did not have a good experience. After seeing the commitment of the Save-a-Bull volunteers and that the organization was well structured I decided I needed to help out myself.
Q: What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a volunteer so far?
L: Hearing that someone was interested in (and ended up adopting) a dog because their photo was so adorable!
K: I’m a sucker for a hard luck story – so any time a dog with a tough backstory gets adopted through Save-a-Bull I feel the efforts of the organization are making a difference in the world.
Q: Do you have any dogs of your own?
L: Yep – we adopted Stella! We totally foster failed.
K: Stella. We fostered Stella for 7 months before we adopted her. Looking back now, I realize she made me her owner from the first day she was in our house. We hit the jackpot with her!
Q: What do you do for work? For fun?
L: I am a photographer. I own and operate Tangerine House of Design in Edina. For fun I like to travel, I enjoy movies and spending time outside when the weather is nice.
K: I am a clinical social worker for a health insurance company. Outside of work, I enjoy running, swimming and working outside in the garden.