I’m fairly positive that on Sunday March 27, 2022 I used to be saved; that is the day I Met Fortunate Canine Animal Rescue. I needed to make pals and love animals so I assumed “why not go spend the day with a canine and assist them discover their perpetually house.” Colita was my first, however removed from my final. My journey has taken some turns that I by no means anticipated, and all the time take pleasure in. Throughout that first occasion on the Silver Springs PetsMart with Colita I noticed that is one thing I needed to be part of. I additionally puzzled, “How do they get all of the items to run collectively so easily?” I MUST discover out. This query was the beginning of My Fortunate Canine Journey.
Over the subsequent month or so I began volunteering an increasing number of and located myself at an occasion the place I obtained the braveness to ask the one who seemed to be operating the occasion how all the pieces labored. This individual was Julie Brooks; whereas operating from side to side at a Saturday occasion she shared with me the historical past and invited me to come back again to the Sunday occasion and shadow the Occasion Coordinator. This was a watch opener, there’s a lot that goes into the occasions the day of and I obtained to expertise all of it. I had a lot enjoyable operating from the pet space to the contracts space and again serving to to make sure everybody had all the pieces they wanted. I even stayed and helped to pack the van. (I imagine the packing group has entry to a 4th dimension.) There is no such thing as a means the quantity of stuff piled excessive outdoors the van ought to match inside it.
By volunteering I’ve had the chance to fulfill a number of the most wonderful employees and volunteers. I’m so completely satisfied to now name them pals. This was precisely what I wanted, a neighborhood to name my very own.
The subsequent cease in my journey was pet protector, this job was a lot enjoyable! Not solely since you get to hold with the puppies, however you additionally get to inform folks what to do. HA! Now that is what I name a job. I obtained so excited with my job as pet protector I discovered spray bottles to mist them within the warmth and hold them cool throughout these oh so sizzling and humid occasions.
As a lot enjoyable as I used to be having with the puppies, I knew there was a lot extra for me to find on the planet of Fortunate Canine so my journey continued on to the contracts desk. How a lot enjoyable can contracts be? Nicely a ton is my reply. This volunteer spot is difficult however oh so rewarding. We get the privilege of telling each fortunate canine adopter “congratulations in your new canine/cat/pet/kitten”. How cool is that ?!? The enjoyment that this place supplies is bewildering, however I needed extra, so I volunteered to assist with transport.
A transport is the place Fortunate Canine brings up 90+ animals on a van from the South Carolina shelter and will get them located into foster houses within the DMV till they’re adopted. Right here I get to carry kittens and puppies for photos. Meet all of the fabulous canines arriving whereas becoming them with their very personal LuckyDog bling (within the type of a martingale collar). I even get to wash up poop and break down crates. (that is WAY extra enjoyable than you assume)
Assembly all these wonderful animals wasn’t sufficient for me on my journey, so I made a decision it was time to foster. Yep that proper I’d take one or two of those guys and have them dwell with me and my canines. It was so thrilling, the primary thrice the cats that I fostered discovered their perpetually house on the very subsequent occasion.
My Fortunate Canine journey is way from full. I’ve an inventory of positions but to find. So many Fortunate canines and cats to fulfill and an abundance of pals to fulfill. Fortunate canine had given me a lot. I really like that I can provide again.