Honestly there are some days when I don't know how I do it. It has been a long week at work, I haven't cleaned my house, I haven't spent time with my friends, family or my own dog. None of that seems to matter on Sundays. That is the one day that I can devote to those precious faces and not think about real life. I can be in the moment with each dog I spend time with. Give them my 100% focus and attention. How will the dogs get to stretch their legs and get some fresh air if I don't go? I get to be around other volunteers who take pride in being able to help the homeless dogs of KC. It's not only the dogs, but other volunteers who depend on me to be there. It is a team effort and I so wish more people wanted to be a part of it.
|Olivia is Fantastic!|
After being a volunteer for so long, you unfortunately see how cruel and ignorant people really are. Dogs are living, breathing animals and it is amazing what kind of shape some of our KCMO dogs are in when they arrive at the shelter. It is heartbreaking and sad, but that makes me want to volunteer that much more. To show these animals that all people aren't bad. That is why and how I do it every week. To be an advocate for the animals and make sure they know how special they each are.