I developed a medical condition about a month after I adopted my first dog, Jake. Rather than buy a trained service dog, I had Jake go through training. Ever since Jake, I've adopted all my service dogs! Adopt, don't shop!
I've volunteered with various animal organizations for the last 8 years. Every animal deserves to be happy and I believe animals bring everyone happiness. Here, as the Volunteer Project Manager, I get to facilitate both those things!
Growing up, my family always adopted dogs and I knew then that I wanted to work to give animals as many chances as they need to find a happy life. Working with people as passionate about that as I am is truly inspiring.