Animal Shelter Volunteer

These are my dog pictures & stories from volunteering at Alachua County Animal Services in Gainesville ~ Beth
Volunteer orientation at ACAS this Saturday, 9:30am!

Volunteer orientation at ACAS this Saturday, 9:30am!

Little Aaron is still adoptable. He went out to Volta again yesterday and loved every minute of it. His siblings were adopted last week so he’s the last of the litter that was found abandoned and chained up in the woods.  He’s such a great puppy.  Very well behaved, sweet, and makes friends with every dog he meets.  Since his sisters are gone his best friend is now Monty.  He’s another adorable brindle dog.  Monty was left abandoned at a dog park.  They are so cute together out on the patio at Volta.

Little Aaron is still adoptable. He went out to Volta again yesterday and loved every minute of it. His siblings were adopted last week so he’s the last of the litter that was found abandoned and chained up in the woods. He’s such a great puppy. Very well behaved, sweet, and makes friends with every dog he meets. Since his sisters are gone his best friend is now Monty. He’s another adorable brindle dog. Monty was left abandoned at a dog park. They are so cute together out on the patio at Volta.

Adele made many friends today with the big dogs Bridget and Monty. That’s Monty in the pictures on the left.  They were BFFs.   
Adele and her siblings Aaron and Abby are ~4 months old.  

Adele made many friends today with the big dogs Bridget and Monty. That’s Monty in the pictures on the left.  They were BFFs.   

Adele and her siblings Aaron and Abby are ~4 months old.  

Aaron, brother to Abby and Adele, also went to the outing.  These puppies were found abandoned and chained up in the woods. Thankfully someone found them. They’re the sweetest little pups.  Aaron is a lot taller than his sisters, so he gets called the jumbo one. ;)

Aaron, brother to Abby and Adele, also went to the outing.  These puppies were found abandoned and chained up in the woods. Thankfully someone found them. They’re the sweetest little pups.  Aaron is a lot taller than his sisters, so he gets called the jumbo one. ;)

We had another fun trip to Volta today with our adoptable dogs.  Little Abby here had a great time.  

We had another fun trip to Volta today with our adoptable dogs.  Little Abby here had a great time.  

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Geraldine ranks very high on the list of favorites at the shelter right now.  Why?  Because she loves us!!  Like really, really loves us. We love her back just as much! She wants to kiss our cheeks and she asks for hugs every time we get her out.  Yep, she’s that sweet. She is always by our side and she’s the most gentle pooch around. Geraldine was found in the street a couple of weeks ago. So far nobody has shown much interest in her outside of us volunteers and the staff.  Hopefully someone that comes to look at the adoptable dogs falls in love with her, like we have, and takes her home.  

UPDATE:  Geraldine was adopted!  She was my favorite little buddy at ACAS.  She finally gets the happy life she deserves!

shelterdogvolunteer:

Geraldine ranks very high on the list of favorites at the shelter right now.  Why?  Because she loves us!!  Like really, really loves us. We love her back just as much! She wants to kiss our cheeks and she asks for hugs every time we get her out.  Yep, she’s that sweet. She is always by our side and she’s the most gentle pooch around. Geraldine was found in the street a couple of weeks ago. So far nobody has shown much interest in her outside of us volunteers and the staff.  Hopefully someone that comes to look at the adoptable dogs falls in love with her, like we have, and takes her home.  

UPDATE: Geraldine was adopted! She was my favorite little buddy at ACAS. She finally gets the happy life she deserves!

What a cutie!  This is Barney.  He’s a 6 year old Basset hound/beagle mix.  Barney’s two favorite things are fetching squeaky toys and cuddling.  When he cuddles, he makes adorable little noises. He’s such a happy little dude.

What a cutie! This is Barney. He’s a 6 year old Basset hound/beagle mix. Barney’s two favorite things are fetching squeaky toys and cuddling. When he cuddles, he makes adorable little noises. He’s such a happy little dude.

The weather was awful the first half of Saturday.  Then when it cleared up we got Geraldine out.  She chased after a tennis ball right through a mud puddle, so we spruced her up with a bath.  Geraldine was good for her bath, like she is with everything else.

The weather was awful the first half of Saturday. Then when it cleared up we got Geraldine out. She chased after a tennis ball right through a mud puddle, so we spruced her up with a bath. Geraldine was good for her bath, like she is with everything else.

Geraldine hopes it doesn’t storm tomorrow like the forecast is showing.  She’s got plans! She wants to bust out of the shelter and go on another adventure to Volta.  If the weather is good, we’ll be there at 1pm.

Geraldine hopes it doesn’t storm tomorrow like the forecast is showing. She’s got plans! She wants to bust out of the shelter and go on another adventure to Volta. If the weather is good, we’ll be there at 1pm.

Cloie was recently returned to ACAS because her owners were moving.  She’s looking for her true forever home now.

Cloie was recently returned to ACAS because her owners were moving. She’s looking for her true forever home now.