Yesterday was International Volunteer Day. So, I thought this would be a perfect day to spend a couple of hours at the SPCA. I’ve been debating whether or not to get back into volunteering there on a more regular basis. Since we will be trying to get pregnant next year, I don’t want to commit to something that I will have to stop doing once I get a positive pregnancy test. (And I realize that you don’t have to stop doing things like that early in the pregnancy, but I’m not sure what the next pregnancy will involve considering my background). However, that’s not going to stop me from volunteering until then!
Anyway, on to the pups!
These two cuties are pair-bonded. That means that they won’t do well being adopted separately. Usually, dogs who have grown up together are more likely to be pair-bonded. They can stop eating and get very sick if they separate. These two have to separate to eat because they each have a different diet of food (one has some health issues), and it’s hard for them to eat without being able to see one another, so they are put in kennels across from each other during meal times. In fact, because of the health issues, they aren’t available for adoption right now
This is Tonka. He was a super sweet and super shy dog. He came from a family that had him since he was a puppy, but a new addition to the family is allergic to dogs. So they surrendered him to the SPCA so he could have his best chance at finding another loving family. He is timid around strangers and loud noises, but he warms right up to people. In fact, he was all snuggly with me by the end of my time there yesterday, and we had only just met!
This is Jasmine, a beautiful terrier mix. She has squinty eyes in the picture because it started raining towards the end of the day. When we got back in, I dried her off with a towel, which she loved. She is absolutely sweet, loves belly rubs, and loves to cuddle. I know she will find a great family soon!
I love volunteering with the SPCA of Texas. Not only are the dogs awesome, and I get to help them find awesome families, but the staff is so supportive and caring as well. There were a few who knew what happened to me when I lost my daughter, and they are always checking in on me when I come to volunteer. I’m so thankful to get to volunteer at such a wonderful organization. It was an excellent way to spend International Volunteer Day!
Do you have a favorite place to volunteer?
Do you have any pets? Were any of them from rescue organizations?