Doggie Dash is on, and I am dashing to save lives!
I have been a volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society since 2014. I've always wanted another dog since we lost Camille, but never had enough time at home to commit to a canine friend. So I thought, if I can't have a dog of my own to love, why not love on a bunch of other dogs!
One dog that has always stuck with me is a 10 year old pit mix named Zeus. When he came to OHS he was in bad shape - hairless, mangy, sad, scared and huddled in the back of his kennel. I tossed a couple of treats in his door, but he wasn't motivated to get up and eat them. I saw him again a month later and he was an entirely different dog - his hair was growing back, he was greeting people at his kennel, tail wagging, enthusiastic and happy. I took him out for a walk, he found a stick and I sat on a bench while he sat in the sun and chewed on his stick. I was amazed at how well he was doing and so happy that he was enjoying himself. He was adopted and with his family for I think a year or two before he passed away. He touched a lot of lives in the time he was at OHS. I'm sure I'm not the only one that remembers him.
He's just one of many that have touched my heart over the years. Spending time with these animals, advocating for them, and fundraising for OHS are all important to me. I hope you'll join me in helping pets from all walks of life. Please donate now!