PJpupp: Today is the day we are participating in the “Why Volunteer?” blog action day!
Rickie Roo: Why volunteer? Why Not? If you volunteer at a dog show you get the best seat in the house and the show runs smoothly.
Gigi: Or if you volunteer for a rescue group, you can help the needy animals.
LC: Volunteering is fun. You get to meet lots of people and help out. It keeps dogs like me too busy to get into trouble.
PJpupp: Yep, that’s what our mommy says.
LC: What does “volunteer” mean?
PJpupp: To do it for free ’cause you want to.
Rickie Roo: Mommy always says, “If it’s for free, it’s for me,” but I didn’t know she meant volunteering. I thought it meant she likes getting free stuff.
PJpupp: Well, she does like getting free stuff, but she feels it’s important to help out – at the dog shows, at the rescue groups, at the local schools and libraries. We volunteer a lot ’cause it’s fun.
Gigi: We make postcards for the Pet Postcard Project and earn food for hungry rescue dogs. That’s lots of fun.
PJpupp: That’s right, Gigi! Last year you earned 32 tons of Rachel Ray Nutrish dog food for the spcaLA and 10,000 meals of Halo Purely Pets for Animals Rule Placement Foundation. You’ve earned a lot this year too, just by posing for pictures that mommy makes into postcards and sends in to earn food for the rescue dogs.
Gigi: We also volunteer to do dog agility demos sometimes. And PJpupp dresses up like Mrs. Bindergarden, who goes to kindergarten, and I ride my skateboard and Roo shows the kids how we can work a doggie gumball machine and other tricks.
PJpupp: Yes we do, and we have fun doing it! Our most recent demo was at the spcaLA Mark and Brian Adoption Day event. All our friends from i Love Dogs were there, too.
Rickie Roo: Well, I wanna volunteer to be a cookie taster at the dog cookie company.
LC: Me too! Me too!
PJpupp: I know you would do an excellent job doing that. It seems you Rat Terriers are never full.
LC: Can we volunteer RIGHT NOW?
PJpupp: I don’t know … let’s go ask!
Check out our new PM2 Dog Agility Team page!