An Afternoon at the SPCA

Since my September was incredibly busy, I didn’t get to foster or go to the SPCA very much at all.  So, this past Monday I was extremely happy to be working with the dogs at the shelter!  Since I’m a behavior volunteer, I usually work with the more challenging cases, but since I came in at the end of the day, I also walk the other dogs right after they have had their dinner.  Since I hadn’t been in for a while, I thought I would work up to some of the more challenging cases.

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One of the first dogs I walked was Tucker.  This sweetie was friendly and playful.  He zigged and zagged all over the garden.  He was super cute and super sweet.  He gave me kisses on my hands both before I put on his leash and after, I guess to say thank you.

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This is Sailor.  He was SO difficult to get a photographed.  He just didn’t want to sit still, unless I was petting him with both hands!  His fur felt like teddy bear fur.  It was super soft.  He was labeled as a socialization case, but whoever has been working with him these last few weeks has done an excellent job!

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And then there was Susie Q.  She was SUPER shy and scared.  She let me leash her up, and then stayed right by my side the entire walk.  She wasn’t interested in exploring or anything.  We sat in the garden and chatted a bit.  She would lean her head against my leg (and this was the best picture I got of her, unfortunately.  She wasn’t much for sitting still either).

I walked other dogs, but these three really stood out to me.  I can’t wait to go back next week and volunteer again!

Have you ever worked at a shelter?  Did any dogs steal your heart?

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