In 2006, I adopted Petey from a great local animal rescue in Sonoma County. During the adoption process, a volunteer mentioned that they could use more volunteers and foster parents so I signed up. I have been a volunteer ever since!
Volunteering continues to be a fun, rewarding, and sometimes heartbreaking and exhausting experience. Before I got involved I never realized the amount of time, energy, and resources that go into animal rescue. It is truly an amazing journey and many of the volunteers have become dear friends. Sometimes I feel that I get more out of the experience than the dogs.
Among many other great things, the rescue offered me the opportunity to develop my design skills. I designed their pamphlets, fliers, business cards and other marketing materials. While I enjoy the design aspect as well as actively participating in adoption events, what I truly enjoy more than anything else is fostering homeless dogs awaiting forever homes.