Richelle began fostering for us earlier this year. So far she has fostered three dogs for us and she does wonderful work with them. Her skills in training dogs are being put to use with one of her current fosters, Miss Simba. Simba is a great dog who was never taught manners a young age. Richelle is working with her and is going to be the reason this sweet girl eventually gets a great home! Richelle had the following to say:
Carrie became a Paw Patrol volunteer early this year when she stepped up and agreed to foster TWO large dogs so we could save them from the shelter. Her family has done an amazing dog with these dogs, who have had multiple medical issues, and we are so proud and happy she decided to be part of our organization. She also had a yard sale and donated her proceeds to Paw Patrol, along with advertising and gathering up yard sale donations for our huge annual sale!! Carrie is a great addition to our Paw Patrol family and we just want to say thank you so much to her and her family for loving sweet Dallas and Shilo like they were their own 🙂
We are a mother /daughter volunteer team for Paw Patrol. Angie is a stay at home mom, she also is a daycare provider for a toddler. She left a full time job to care for her niece and to home school a teenager . I had to leave the workforce after working full time for about 30 years, which left a void that needed to be filled for both of us. We became involved with Paw Patrol after seeing a post for volunteers needed to deliver a doghouse and supplies and knew this was the organization for us to help as we share the same love of animals as the other volunteers for Paw Patrol. We enjoy the doghouse/supply deliveries and transport to vet appointments and hope to become more involved as needed.
Shawn and Brittney are an engaged couple with a huge love of dogs. Shawn works as an IT specialist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Brittney is a physician assistant who works in geriatrics. They recently said, “With both of us growing up in houses with dogs, it was a matter of weeks after purchasing our home that we decided we needed to adopt a dog. Our dog Coco, is a pitbull who we rescued from another local rescue agency after he spent the first 3 years of his life chained to a concrete slab in the middle of his former owners backyard. We came to be involved with Paw Patrol on MLK Jr. Day when Shawn responded to a Facebook post stating that Paw Patrol was in need of people to deliver dog houses and straw to doggies that were stuck outside in the sub-zero weather. The day ended with Shawn coming home with dog houses as well as a new member of the Paw Patrol family….Wilma. We are currently fostering Wilma who is being treated for heartworms. Volunteering for Paw Patrol was really a no-brainer for us. We are passionate about the idea that dogs should be members of the family and thus they do not belong chained outside in the elements. This is exactly what Paw Patrol stands for and why we are honored to be a part of the organization.
Lisa is one of our newer volunteers and we are so excited to have her on board! She has lived in Huber Heights most of her life and works for Time Warner Cable. She shares a love for animals with her 12-year old granddaughter. Currently, she has three dogs: Sookie, an American Pitbull; Copper, a beagle; and Sherman, a big bad who knows what! 😉
Our February Volunteer of the Month is Kristina Middelstetter, who graciously has donated her time and energy to help Paw Patrol. Please read a little about Kristina and why she chooses to help out our organization:
Mark is one of our truly dedicated volunteers. He has been volunteering with Paw Patrol since we started and is always willing to do any job asked of him, even though he goes to school full-time and has a job. Mark recently said he volunteers for Paw Patrol because he loves animals and helping them, as well as educating their owners on the proper way to care for their pets. He realizes lots of times people just need some extra help and enjoys being able to participate in providing that help. Mark helps transport and deliver doghouses and supplies, build fences, work at fundraisers, and educate owners. We are so grateful for Mark’s help and dedication to helping dogs in our community!
Luke has been involved with Paw Patrol since we first started. He does a little bit of everything, including helping deliver doghouses and supplies, fence building, events, and fundraising.
Carolyn is one of our awesome volunteers, mostly doing Outreach and working directly with dogs and their owners. She has loved animals especially dogs, for as long as she can remember and has volunteered in animal welfare for several years. As part of her work with another agency, she became aware of the large number of dogs chained outdoors in the Dayton area 24/7 in all kinds of weather, most of them with no shelter. She began researching ways to help and found Paw Patrol. After reading the mission statement, she knew it was for her and decided to get involved. She says she is enjoying every minute of helping dogs have a happier and healthier life.
Lyndia is a special volunteer to Paw Patrol. A few years ago, she reached out to us for a little assistance with her two dogs, and in return, she has decided to pay it forward. Lyndia is always trying to think of ways she can get the word of Paw Patrol into her community – from including our brochures in “back to school night” packets to handing out information at a neighborhood block party. She has gone out on Outreach with us and last year at our yard sale she was very helpful in recruiting customers. We absolutely love the fact Lyndia has become part of our team and we can’t thank her enough. When we asked Lyndia to write a few paragraphs for us to spotlight her, she chose to use this opportunity as an educational one. Lyndia wanted to share a very sad story of her dog in the hopes someone else will learn from it:
I have loved dogs all my life. For as long as I can remember, there was at least one dog, usually several, in my home growing up. I guess my love of dogs came from my parents. Most were strays or rescues and all left paw prints on my heart. My wife and I had dachshunds as children so it is no surprise that we currently have four ruling our home. They are all girls ranging from 9 to 18.5 years young and are spoiled on a daily basis.
Featured Dog of the Month
If you are looking for a big fluffy guy to call your best buddy, then look no further because Buddy is here! This large Collie mix is exactly that. At 87 lbs he’s definitely big and more fluff than he knows what to do with! Buddy is house trained and gets along great with other dogs. He will need a lot of grooming to keep his coat maintained but that is the price of beauty!
Volunteer of the Month
This July we would like to give a big thank to Bobbie for being a dedicated volunteer and foster parent. She started out by writing all the thank you cards for us, but then expanded into other areas, including fostering. She takes great care of her hospice foster dog, Snow White, and is eager to learn and help in other areas. Bobbie recently told us a little bit about herself: