Joined: December 2011
Current Role: Anything that needs to be done…coordinating fundraising events, playing with the dogs at the ranch, mowing the grounds at the ranch, acknowledgement letters to donors, poop scooping, dog baths, transport, and anything else that might pop up.
Mom to: Eddie (Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society), Jackpot (PAWS Bryson City) and Maxie, the failed foster dog (GA JRT).
Favorite thing about being on the team: Helping make a difference in the lives of our dogs and the families that choose to adopt them. This is truly a 2-way street of joy! It is gratifying seeing the dogs react so positively to the love and attention that we give them at the ranch. And seeing them leave for their forever homes with people that actively sought out a rescue dog makes my heart full. Sometimes it’s hard to know who is happier – the dog, the adoptive family or me!
Rescues you never forget: Tough question because they all have a place in your heart forever. But, Mars was special because he was the first dog I ever transported to his forever home (and cried my eyes out all the way back because he had waited soooo long for that ride).
Rocky overcame some terrible circumstances and resulting health problems and now has the most incredible family that loves him dearly. He has blossomed into a happy, happy boy because of that love.
Hannah was the most fearful dog I had ever observed and I was afraid that she could not be helped. But, through loving, patient foster families she learned to trust and now lives the life of a princess with her amazing Mom.
Arena waited literally for years for her forever family to find her. I broke down completely when her adoptive family announced “we’d like to take her home.” The first photo from her new home was a walk on the beach and it is one of my favorite pictures ever.
Rocket and Nikki were fearful dogs that I thought would be sanctuary residents, but there were special angels out there who would love and understand them. They are treated like the special guys that they are.
See?!? I told you that was a tough question!