Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Dog Dream

Things with the Labrador Rescue have been moving right along at a very quick pace. C has been amazing and hasn't said "no" to any of my ideas/suggestions, which has completely surprised me. Some of my ideas/plans have been a bit ambitious, but she just keeps giving me the green light and encouraging me.
This woman is truly Heaven sent. Where has she been all my life?
Actually, I'm glad it's taken me this long to find her. It has given me the opportunity to learn more about dogs, fundraising and a lot of other things that I think make me a better volunteer for the rescue.
Before Mr. K and I moved to Scotland back in August of 2011, I had created a website called
that Mr. K designed for me. I haven't done much with it since moving to the Uk because I felt that I wasn't quite equipped to enter the world of dog training. I didn't have any contacts, no resources and I really wanted a mentor. After speaking to C over email today, I think I will be resurrecting Furdemonium and breathing some life into it.
C has given me the "go ahead" to be a follow-up resource for the people who rescue from Labrador Rescue. I will serve as a go to person to help with settling a dog into a home, training enquiries and other dog related issues. C even added to my duties by suggesting that I act as  a resource for people who are thinking of re-homing their Labrador. She says often, a phone call or two can rectify a problem a person is having and she thinks that if she could send me to the person, that perhaps even more re-homings could be prevented. I just can't believe she is giving me so much responsibility with regards to the dogs.
One of my other tasks is to find a company willing to free source clickers to Labrador Rescue. I had asked C if she gave out starter kits with the re-homed Labradors and she said that in fact they did. However, clickers were not provided, which was something I suggested be in the package, and she said I could  start looking for a "clicker sponsor" of sorts.
Other organisations wanted me to hand out posters and here C is encouraging me to train dogs.
All I can say is "wow."
Furdemonium will be used as a tool for aiding Labrador Rescue as well as providing a resource for owners. Who knows where this adventure will take me, but perhaps my dreams of working in the pet industry will come true. I'm just so excited that I can do what I love so much and help out such a wonderful person, C, and organisation.


Nola said...

So very happy for you!
Dachshund Nola

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

This all sounds wonderful.

harrispen said...

It sounds like you have a great start on a new adventure. Often people start out as volunteers for an organization and eventually end up as an employee. Good luck.