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After doing some research on Last Chance At Life, and meeting them at a local event, I knew immediately this is the Rescue group I wanted to be join.
After attending their orientation and mandatory hands-on training, which I think is the BEST idea (you learn all the ins and outs of their building, how to meet and greet a dog from the kennel, what to do while on a walk with the dog should anything happen, or if you are approached, etc.). I was given the walking schedule and all the important phone numbers of contacts. I was also given the code to the locks should I ever be around and want to walk a dog. This gave me a feeling of responsibility, honor and respect. I gained respect from these people to earn the access to the facility where these dogs are kept, and am honored to be part of such wonderful organization.
Benefits for the Organization:
Benefits for the Walker:
Benefits for the Dogs:
Volunteer to walk dogs at LCAL has touched my life significantly, and I encourage anyone wanting to get involved with a rescue group or animal shelter to do so. It will give you back tenfold what you put into it.
Danielle Salice is a pet lover, and Boxer dog aficionado— she has owned three boxers during her adult life (CarlySue, AbbySue and Capone). She also has a penchant for German Shepherds, which was her family’s breed of choice growing up. Danielle is active in the animal welfare industry and currently volunteers at Last Chance at Life, All Breed Rescue and Adoptions. Danielle became a PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholder in 2009 and has been a pet insurance advocate ever since.