Over the last 8 years I have:
Fixed 43,800 meals, given 175,200 dog biscuits, trimmed 14,400 nails, served 365,000 gallons of water, administered 23,360 doses of medications and 14400 doses of flea/tick repellant, replaced 6 vacuums, 20 bedspreads and 2 couches, roasted 384 turkeys, painted walls and doors 12 times and gone through a gazillion rolls of paper towels.
Opened in 2010
Why do you do this? As a child I moved every few years and never felt like I had a real home. After raising children (one special needs child) and being a nurse for 30 years, I thought about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I made the decision to do whatever I could to make the world a better place. I chose to give a forever home to special needs dogs.
Do you have help? I have volunteers who come out about once a month. My facebook friends (who are largely medical professionals I work with) donate about $5000 a year.
Favorite quote? One of my favorite quotes "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead . Through this endeavor, I have witnessed the truth in this statement when my peeps come together to help me live out my dream.
"Have you lost your mind?" Yes!
How many sleep with you? Usually 5-6 in my bedroom, 3 on the bed. One of them is always licking, snoring, barking, howling, I haven't slept through the night in eight years.
How much food/snacks do they eat a month? Between 500 -600lbs depending on how many large pooches are here.
Do I ever adopt out? No I give undesirable, difficult pooches a forever home.
Which dog is your favorite? Whichever one I'm loving on at the time.
Do you have room for more? At this time I keep a cap at 16. Although if millionaires want to donate tons of money, I'd happily build on and quit work.
Favorite moments? Oh so many...Watching one of the dogs that was chained to tree for years run at full speed across fields makes my heart sing. When each new pooch looks at me with love and I know that they feel safe and secure with their new home. The millions of kisses I have received. Entering a room and hearing all the tails wag and hit the floor which sounds like a round of applause.
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