• RASKC volunteer role: Fostering dogs with my family during the COVID pandemic. 
  • Graduating from: Lakeside High School (Seattle).
  • Future plans: To study at Wellesley College in Boston.

What do you like about fostering dogs from RASKC?

Our family has never had a pet before, and my parents never showed any interest in a pet, so I was surprised when my mom told us she wanted to foster a dog in quarantine! The best part of having a foster dog around is watching them become more comfortable around us and our home. It is so special to know that your dog trusts you and loves hanging out with you!

What is something that you learned during time as a foster volunteer?  

It’s a lot of work to foster a dog! Someone always needs to have an eye on them, which is hard when we all need to be in school during the day. I also learned that our dogs all loved a frog stuffy we had – something about ripping fur off a green slobbery thing really tickled their funny bones.

Given the COVID quarantine, what is something that is helping you get through these unprecedented times? 

I’ve been trying out a lot of things! One thing I learned at the beginning of quarantine is how to solve a Rubik’s Cube. If you watch a good tutorial, it’s actually a pretty easy pattern to understand. Solving a Rubik’s Cube is a super fun skill that you can pull out whenever, and now is a great time to learn it! Another thing I’ve done is gotten into yoga. My sister and I love watching Yoga With Adriene, a YouTube channel, and following along at home. I’ve found yoga to be a good way to relax, and it is a great low impact way of exercising and stretching.