For the past 6+ months, I’ve been more puppy obsessed than usual. I really want another dog, but I also know the timing isn’t right. With a diabetic cat, and an older dog with kidney issues on top of the rest of the pets, it just doesn’t make sense to take on the responsibility of a puppy right now.

I’m trying to satisfy my puppy cravings by volunteering at a local animal shelter. Fostering was my plan, but I haven’t had the opportunity to take a dog in yet. There was an opportunity for in shelter help this week, so I did get to go help out at the shelter.

They just brought in a transport of 21 puppies from the South, every color and size, and all adorable! This little guy in the picture wanted nothing more than to snuggle me! I got to spend three hours tonight doing nothing but playing with puppies. That three hours went by so quickly!

My job tonight, along with the other volunteers, was to take different groups of puppies outside to play. In between outside groups, we hung out inside and just snuggled the puppies and gave them lots of love, so fun! The puppy breath, the soft fur, the kisses, it was all awesome!

Amazingly, all except for two of the puppies have homes waiting for them as soon as their quarantine is up, so I’ll go back one more time to help out on adoption night. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I might get to take home one of the two puppies that hasn’t been adopted yet as a foster, but if that doesn’t happen, I’m happy to have had a couple of chances to play with them before they head off to their forever homes.

Anyone else do any animal-related volunteering?