Lulu’s Runs on Volunteers

Volunteering. We all think about it. We all know we should. The truth is, it really does make a difference. The next few blogs will focus on Lulu’ Rescue’s volunteers and their stories. Maybe you will read their stories and think “ I could do that.” or “That sounds like me”. Maybe they will inspire you to find an organization that you are passionate about and start volunteering like those featured here. Meet Kristin. After asking her a few questions, I could tell she is a true Lulu’s Rockstar Volunteer. She understands and supports Lulu’s mission of educating about spaying and neutering so that high kill shelters will no longer need to exist. She believes with education, from a rescue like Lulu’s, people will begin to understand how senseless dogs dying (14,000 per day) in shelters truly is. She takes educating the public seriously and will not hesitate to call the cops on someone breaking a doggy law, but we will save that story for another blog! With a “boring” background in insurance, Kristin found her way to Lulu’s Rescue 5 months ago and has never looked back. She is currently fostering 3 of Lulu’s dog along with her beloved Lab, Molly. Due to her doggy experience, Kristin sometimes get a pup that needs more socialization, education, compassion, and love. Right now she is working with Timmy (he can be found in the Our Dog section of the website). Read Kristin’s words about Timmy: “When I first brought him home he did nothing but tremble in the corner, run away from me. If you made direct eye contact, he would pee himself. If you touched his collar, he would pee himself. I’ve learned the real meaning of selflessness with this pup. He broke my heart with how much he feared people. I work with him every day. The first time he went into his crate, on his own, without peeing himself or freezing in fear. I celebrated. I was able to celebrate again when he came over to sit next to me on the kitchen floor. And again, I celebrated when on my birthday 7/8 – he took a treat from my hand. Every day is something new, some new way he is trusting me. He has come so far. He now plays with toys occasionally. He rolled over in the yard last week to show me his belly! He comes most of the time when I call him. I can gaze into his eyes and tell him I love him and he doesn’t run away. It will be some more time before he understands people are good – but he’s making strides with meeting new people. I’ve taken him to the neighbors consistently and he is starting to enjoy it. I recently met with some dog friends at the Delaware River for a puppy play date and he had such a wonderful time! I think it was the first time I saw him smile. I guess moments like that – Timmy smiling – is why we all do this, right?!”
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