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My Journey Into Rescue — From Dogsitting to Donation Drives

My journey into rescue began once I was ten years previous. It was the start of lockdown, summer season of 2020. I used to be ten years previous. My buddy and I had began a canine sitting and canine strolling enterprise and I spotted how a lot I cherished working with animals. I began to suppose that I would wish to develop into a veterinarian. Then I made a decision to begin researching animal rescues to see if I might discover a technique to volunteer. It was very onerous to seek out one which I might work with due to my age, and I bear in mind being overjoyed when I discovered Fortunate Canine’s youth program. I instantly utilized and seemed for upcoming occasions. Due to the pandemic, there weren’t many. So I made a decision to carry a yard sale and promote my previous toys to lift cash for Fortunate Canine. It turned out higher than I would hoped for and we raised $150. I felt so completely satisfied once I delivered the test, and I knew that I needed to maintain doing this.

The following alternative got here once I noticed that Fortunate Canine was working a Vacation Donation Drive that winter. I volunteered to brighten a donation field, jingle bells and all, and to gather donations each week The Massive Dangerous Woof in Takoma Park. It was actually enjoyable and felt good to be doing one thing for animals in the course of the holidays. And, only a few days earlier than Christmas, my household truly obtained our personal canine! She is a black Lab named Eliza. She is a companion animal from Susquehanna Service Canines, and he or she’s a Fortunate Canine volunteer, too.

Summer season rolled round and my buddy and I had been capable of assist out with pet transport to one of many first large adoption occasions at PETCO, after issues had been shut down for thus lengthy. I loved that, particularly assembly all of the canines. The pet we transported was actually shy and never feeling his finest, and I favored that Fortunate Canine had a vet there who might maintain him.

This winter, I once more participated within the Vacation Donation Drive. However, this time, I embellished 5 packing containers and picked up donations each week from 5 completely different locations within the Bethesda space: Elysium, Loyal Companion, Bone Jour, Palisades Veterinarian, and Chien de Luxe. My mother is the driving force, and he or she and I actually obtained within the vacation spirit and cherished speaking with all the shop homeowners. This 12 months we did footage with them for Fortunate Canine’s social media. It was very enjoyable. I can not wait to see what I’ll do with Fortunate Canine subsequent.

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