I had dachshunds growing up, and after Dan and I got married, we had three of our own: Scooter, Pippen and Callaway. Now our daughters’ families have dogs, so we are happy to have granddogs!
Fifteen years ago, I learned of the plans to open Bob’s House. Thinking it would be wonderful for senior dogs, I knew I wanted to do something to help. For many years, I would hold a large thrift sale and donate the proceeds, plus my employer would match funds to Bob’s House.
I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors when it was formed. I would take dogs to nursing homes, pick up new residents, and plan fundraisers. Our whole family ended up being involved – pulling parade floats, providing generators for fundraisers, and even picking up a full-size replica of a horse!
We also chose to support the cause financially. Without Bob’s House, these dogs wouldn’t get adopted as seniors are often either overlooked at the shelters or the first to be euthanized.
Even though Bob’s House helps many dogs find homes each year, more are waiting to be adopted. Bob’s House has proven to be a great place for dogs but has outgrown its facility. To help the organization continue to help senior animals, we are supporting the new building, and we hope you will too.