There is always room for volunteering.
No matter the past, love can break thru and pave a way for a wonderful relationship for those who are waiting. Every companion at any age can over come all the issues that they come with from their past. Jessica was a very shy young adult dog who crawled fearfully to meet anyone. That was until she was held in the arms of a child who showered her with kindness and affection daily for a number of weeks. She treated her like a real sister even in introducing her to others. It was beautiful to watch both grow. Now no longer shy and fearful, Jessica now lives and romps with a family of seven enjoying a wonderful life thanks in part to a 3 yr old volunteer.
Growing healthy thru volunteering
It has been proven that animals are good for the soul, mind and body. Our young volunteers learn compassion, understanding of animals needs and to grow up active with healthier bodies thru playing and walking our furry companions. Another positive in volunteering besides making friends. This little volunteer has assisted in helping many learn leash, being loved, and now helps teach adoptive families younger members how to walk their new companion and explains how important it is to feed and water them. She has volunteered now for 4 yrs.
Volunteers in guilt.
These two wonderful boys emptied a whole box of biscuits. As a soon to be two year old volunteer who played the role of Robin Hood and gave the doggy biscuits like alms to one senior rescue who had no qualms hiding the evidence! They are very compassionate together and partners in the biscuits disappearing and what ever else they choose to get into. Both share joy and welcome visitors who come to The Weiner Brigade Inc.
Tomorrows advocate and volunteer
Children need to learn respect for animals. From cradle to grave they will be tomorrows pet owners and advocates. We encourage and teach proper handling, respect and allow volunteering between children and animals. This young boy has volunteered almost 4 yrs of his life and he truly loves it. Besides playing with those in care he also now walks them on leash and helps me wash the bowls. He is our Robinhood of dogs and they are loyal and loving subjects for him.
Volunteering can save lives.
This Potbelly cross was thrown out from a pickup truck. It took a little while to catch this very scared boy, but He was finally caught and appreciated the nice warm affection and warmth that he so needed. He is currently with Happy Trails which is a livestock sanctuary and he will never be killed. He is waiting for his forever story to begin also. To date we have assisted in 7 live stock rescue dumpings. Four have been hogs of various sizes.
Volunteer Taxi for cheeseburgers.
This poor girl was only weighing at 14.7 pounds and five weeks pregnant dumped in a county dog kennel when we first met her. Needless to say, we pulled her from the county pound and in time she was adopted by one of our volunteers and takes trips to McDonalds every day for whats called a Pigeon Burger ( double cheese burger only ketchup ). She now totally spoiled and cherished by her daddy volunteers now to come play with the bigger dogs and help us socialize on even more with her visits. This beautiful girl offers others the same love and encouragement to her species that she received from us. Pigeon needed someone to care and believe in her so that she could have a future and someone to cherish her. Our Transport guy who adopted her makes sure that the animals arrive safe, get to their Vet appointments as needed, transports, picks up our dog and cat food and any other way he is able to assist the companions at The Weiner Brigade Inc. Pigeon is his co-driver for these trips, they have become a rescue team and two for one deal. They love volunteering and we love them too!
Volunteering can make you feel like a octopus
This loving volunteer is wonderful with unsocialized dogs. Although to the dogs he is their best friend, most likely the first person who truly played with them for the first time in their lives. These babies where surrendered from a back yard puppy mill in Masery, Ohio area. They had no idea how to be sweet and very aggressive at first due to being kept as breeding stock and no social skills mixed with strong fear aggression. Only two of this group remain and are still working on issues forced on these two very wonderful companions. They will soon be able to move on to wonderful new homes and families. Dedicated volunteers forever changing lives.
Volunteering opens a whole new world for the next generations.
By volunteering young even the littlest volunteers will learn to respect the differences of species, gain a better understanding of its unique care and will grow into dedicated animal advocates for their generation. They will learn unconditional love and appreciation for animals. Every species is like discovering a whole new world, the volunteers here learn responsibility and are not taught to be breed or species specific but to appreciate the value of each life they meet. The young volunteers welcome the experience and enjoy helping make those in care ready for a loving home.