If you work, and your company has a charity day option – I absolutely implore you to give back to your community. Today I was lucky enough to do this – and got to spend several hours helping up at the Dogs Home of Tasmania.
It was great to be able to go behind the scenes and see what the volunteers and staff get up to. Admittedly, I haven’t been to the dogs home in a number of years. It was lovely to see that there have been some funds made available. This just gives the home a nice little touch up. What was even nicer was there wasn’t a full kennel – so fingers crossed that this stays that way over the summer period.
As cute as all the dogs were, we definitely didn’t just play with them and that’s it! I don’t think I really noticed at the time but man, coming home I am exhausted. We weeded and picked up poop. Then scrubbed out the viewing areas. I absolutely hit my 10k step goal for the day super early!
The Highlight of My Day
This cutie patootie was my highlight of the day. I totally forgot to get a picture of him not in his pen. As it turns out, two walks and a play makes for a pretty good day! The clever little cookie knew how to sit, rollover, say please (shake paws)! And whilst he looks super sad here, I super pinky promise that wasn’t for the whole time!
(Post note – he was adopted out later that week!)
These puppers are so super loved out there. I don’t doubt for a moment they’ll stay in there for much longer. Every one of them had such an amazing temperament.
I’m a massive fan of “Adopt, don’t shop.” Wally, my furkid, was adopted from there when he was 4 months old. There are so many benefits of adopting, including having their shots up to date, microchip and also de-sexing, which can cost a fortune!!
I know that going forward I’ll be looking at putting a more permanent volunteer application in.
Do you have a pound doggo? What first drew you to them?
Let me know in the comments below! ♥