Vicky had always loved dogs and had worked with them for many years. When sadly she lost her own 13 year old dog, she thought she would explore fostering. She had heard about Jerry Green Dog Rescue through friends and called into the centre, to discuss her desire to foster bull breeds. She found all the staff really friendly, so following a formal application a home check was arranged and she welcomed the first foster dog into her home.

Fostering lead to adoption

She fell in love with a gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier that she fostered and subsequently adopted. Vicky likes the flexibility of volunteering and fits it around her current commitments. She really enjoys the roles she undertakes and these include; walking the dogs and working with the staff and volunteer team, helping out at events and fundraising and gathering raffle prizes and donations.

Volunteering feel good factor

Volunteering makes Vicky feel good, knowing that she helps by supporting the staff at the centre and helping the dogs find better homes. She has made lots of amazing new friends and met lots of wonderful dogs. Being involved in a brilliant network of animal rescuers, from the transporters, to fundraisers, staff, volunteers and everyone who comes to the events feels really rewarding. 

Vicky encourages other people to volunteer. She says it is a good way of building your confidence in a fun friendly, supportive environment. You are surrounded by dog lovers who share your passion so you always have something in common, they are simply the best.

We think that the variety of ways that Vicky helps our rescue is pawsome and just proves that there is a role to suit everyone!