Animal Volunteer Options in Sacramento | Animal Lovers
By Kelly Rathburn
Two years ago, I decided I needed a dog in my life. My childhood memories of family pets were fading too quickly and, despite all the distractions midtown had to offer, my twenty-something life just wasn’t complete without a canine companion.
It wasn’t until after I had made up my very stubborn mind that I realized where I was living – in a tiny one bedroom apartment with a strict no dog clause in the lease…
After a handful of torturous afternoons scanning the “adoptable pets” section of every animal shelter in the Sacramento area, I finally decided that nothing would get in my way of puppy love! So, I volunteered. And for one, glorious month, I scheduled myself for dog-walking shifts whenever I could and happily exercised and played with dogs until they could rest easily in their kennels again.
But after only four weeks, I knew I needed more.