Meet Angela! Angela has been volunteering with RASKC since 2009, donating her time to working two shifts a week for the dog team. Angela is not only a reliable and dedicated volunteer, but she is also our most attentive volunteer to helping sustain our outside plants at RASKC. Read our Q&A with her below:

Q: How did you hear about RASKC?

A: I used to drive by the shelter every day on my way to work. I heard stories about the shelter on the news and decided I could make a difference by volunteering. I’ve always walked during my lunch hour so I thought I could still get my exercise and help out the animals too. I called and got signed up to be a dog walker twice a week on my lunch hour. That was eight years ago, and rain or shine, I still look forward hanging out with my buddies at the shelter.

Q: What made you want to volunteer, especially to work with animals?

A: I’ve walked a lot of dogs and I’ve seen so many get adopted and go to forever homes. People have told me they could never do what I do–that it is too sad. I say it is just the opposite; I get to know the dogs that are available for adoption and I work hard to socialize, promote and love the dogs until they find their new home. What a great feeling it is for me and the other volunteers to find out that one of our dogs was adopted into a great home!

Q: What is the best advice you would give people who want pets?

A: I take pride in sharing the information we have on the dogs in adoptions with prospective adopters. When they ask me questions about a dog, I can tell them the age, breed and positive comments that the volunteers have observed about each dog. I always end my conversation by saying, “Thanks for thinking adoption!”