This month we would like to take a moment to highlight the Ritter’s for their volunteer service to Paw Patrol. John has done everything from photography to transport to marketing for us, and Jill is always right there to help with anything we need.
We are honored to feature Sarah and Jarrod as our June volunteers of the month. This awesome couple opens their home to dogs in need by participating in our foster program. Sarah and Jarrod have spent the last 5 years creating their fur family, affectionately referred to as their #sixpack. They are proud parents to Haley, Bentley, Champ, Ginger, Finley, and their sweet Lily who recently went to doggie heaven. Visiting shelters, researching rescues, and realizing the great need for help for animals in the community fueled their desire to become involved. In addition to Paw Patrol, Sarah volunteers at SICSA Pet Adoption Center and with Rescue Me Ohio as part of their education & advocacy team. Jarrod worked for the local Humane Society as an adoption coordinator, and works at Clayton Pet Hotel and spa, so it’s easy to say, their lives have gone to the dogs!
For the month of May, we would like to highlight Kent, one of our dedicated volunteers. Kent is always willing to transport for us – dogs, supplies, and anything else we ask of him. Kent retired from the city of Fairborn and is currently living in Xenia with his wife, Debbie, and their three rescued dachshunds Sammy, Kody and Bailey. Kent enjoys volunteering and helping others. Recently, he stated, “I’m happy to have a part in Paw Patrol, rescuing the forgotten, lost, and lonely dogs and giving them a chance for a new life.” We greatly appreciate Kent’s dedication and willingness to spend his time helping dogs in need!
Paw Patrol has chosen to recognize Sarah as our volunteer of the month for April. Sarah has not been with us too long, but she has already made a huge impact in the organization. She is a dedicated and responsible volunteer who is truly making a difference. Here is a little bit about our April volunteer of the month:
This month we are recognizing Sondra as our volunteer of the month. Sondra is one of our dedicated fosters and we are very thankful she does what she does. She has fostered a variety of our dogs, many of them who were seniors or had special needs. Here is a little bit about Sondra:
Sarah is our February volunteer of the month and we couldn’t have found a more dedicated and committed person to help our organization. Sarah not only fosters dogs, she also always jumps at the chance to help in any other way she can, such as transporting dogs or helping at events. Sarah is getting her bachelor’s degree in social work from Wright State and spends her free time playing rugby for Dayton Area Rugby Club and watching Criminal Minds and Madame Secretary. When asked why she fosters for us, she recently stated, “Fostering with Paw Patrol is the biggest part of my life. I have been fostering for Paw Patrol for about 6 months and I really enjoying working with such awesome people. I love that I am able to help make so many differences in so many lives by fostering dogs who would otherwise be euthanized.” We love Sarah and are so honored she has chosen us to dedicate her time and efforts. Thank you, Sarah, for everything you do for all the dogs!!
Our January volunteer of the month is RoChele. Not only does she conduct follow up phone calls and emails for our adoptable dogs, but she also does a wonderful job photographing our foster dogs to help them find their furever homes! A little bit about RoChele:
Deborah is one of our long-time fosters. She has a preference for poodles, but has branched out and taken a Boston Terrier and even a Chinese Crested! Though she works long hours, Deb always finds time to spoil her foster dogs, including making their own dog food. Recently, we asked Deb to describe herself and why she volunteers her time for Paw Patrol:
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lynne is one of our amazing fosters and that is why we chose her to be the November volunteer of the month. She has taken in dogs of all shapes and sizes, breeds and ages. Lynne is a fantastic asset to our organization. Lynne recently had this to say:
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ed is our October Volunteer of the Month. Ed has become an amazing asset to our organization by taking pictures of our adoptable dogs, as well as our events. Ed is a Cincinnati native, USAF veteran, and recently retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs with 34 years of government service. He is a father of one daughter and has a mini-schnauzer he adopted 4 1/2 yrs ago.