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DFW PUG RESCUE CLUB INC
August 22, 2011

I started volunteering as a foster home for DFW Pug Rescue in July 2011. We wanted a pug but were unsure how our family would be able to care for one. It would be our first dog with three young children. We transport pugs for vet care and adoption events. We also provide food and a loving home while evaluating the pug to determine what home environment would be best for adoption. We have had over 50 pugs come into our home in one year's time.
I also started as an adoption counselor in March 2011. I review applications and work with volunteers that visit homes and transport pugs to finalize adoptions. It is a time consuming process but an essential part of the rescue. We generate funds through adoption fees that enable the rescue to help more dogs get veterinary care and find the perfect homes.
After realizing that we are able to provide a permanent home for a needy pug, we adopted Joe in December 2011. He is perfect for us and our children adore him.
I continue to volunteer because I know how important it is to do what I and others do for the entire group to provide for this wonderful breed. There are so many jobs to do that many of us cross over to be able to keep this group functioning. No one is paid. All moneys go to providing for the pugs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I love to see the smiles on people's faces when they choose their new family member. I love it even more when the pug wags his tail and never looks back as he walks away with his new family. That means that no matter my role, I helped make this happen.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing really comes to mind.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have met many new people and made some friends. I have been a homemaker for longer than I have planned and felt out of touch with professionals and adults in general. The networking, communication, and management skills that it takes to keep current in this group are skills that I will use in any professional field. It has kept the rust off me.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Useful. Challenged. Appreciated. Never hopeless. I have made a difference. I will continue to make differences.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & foster home, transport, adoption events, adoption applications.