Hello, my name is Greg. I grew up surrounded by pets, 2 parakeets, 1 parrot, countless chickens, fish, rabbits and dogs. Growing up we had 2 German Shepherds, a black lab mix, a Dalmatian mix, and a poodle. I remember living in a little apartment, (my mom was a saint), and finding this little puppy on the streets. I brought it home but my mom wouldn’t let me keep him. She had reached her limit in our little apartment but she reassured me that the puppy would be safe. I was 10 years old and I guess that was my first attempt at rescuing a dog. Soon after that we moved to a house and I got my first dog, a beautiful German shepherd I named Snooky! Then came Prince, Nicholas, Sparky and Rambo.
When we lost our beloved wheaten terrier, Daisy, in 2016, we decided to foster homeless dogs instead of getting another one. We fostered 5 dogs in 6 months and I wanted to adopt every single one of them. It was a heart breaking experience to see and hear what these dogs had been through. Neglect was the least of all evils, but the cruelty and abuse inflicted on these creatures were incomprehensible to me. The role of a foster parent took a totally different meaning, the sacrifices were much larger than I anticipated but the rewards were endless. To see an abused, sick, and homeless creature, and to take the first steps to help them trust humans, be healthy, and be loved again is an indescribable experience.
Currently we have 2 dogs, Oscar and Max. They have brought much fun and happiness to our home. Like that bumper sticker reads: “who rescued who?” That is always debatable.
I am a newcomer to the rescue world and I am constantly amazed and in awe at all the volunteers, and their level of passion and commitment to saving lives. I am grateful for people like you, willing to open your homes and your hearts to these “diamond souls”. Thank you!
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated.” Gandhi