Volunteering with Your Valentine
These couples found fun and fulfillment in the different volunteer opportunities provided by Found Animals. Read their testimonies and see why the couple that volunteers together, stays together:
“Volunteering together strengthens our bond as a family unit because we are working toward the same goal. Too often couples drift apart because each person is busy pursuing their own individual goals. Having a common passion and goal shows that we are in this thing together. Also, it shows we really love each other because if we can clean up pee and poop together and still like being around each other, then it must be true love.
We absolutely recommend volunteering together because you can fall in love with your spouse all over again. We rarely get an opportunity to see each other in action at work, or dealing with people professionally. It’s nice to take time to admire their strengths. It reminds us of why we fell in love with each other in the first place.” - Dean & Mindy
“Working as a couple lets us to do things together outside the home, especially since we both love animals. It makes us feel good that we are helping a good cause. We tend to work well together as a team effort with other volunteers because we know each others strengths so our efforts are better coordinated.
I recommend volunteering to anyone , especially when you can volunteer together. It doesn’t need to be couples, but friends and other family members are great, too. Some people are shy about volunteering by themselves, so it is good to know someone there to help show support.” - Mara & Robert
“We decided to volunteer out of love for our dogs Niko and Ellie. Soon after we got married we adopted Niko (white Poodle/Bichon) from Baldwin Park Shelter and we received Ellie from a friend (black labradoodle). We would always hear how we spoil our pets with organic food, Tempur-pedic beds, gourmet dog treats and social network accounts and wondered how many dogs had the same love that we had for our dogs.
We wanted to provide that same love to other dogs, but decided that two dogs was the limit for us. We decided that volunteering would be a great way to contribute and be able to help other dogs find their forever home. We began participating in walk for homeless pets and one day through our dogs twitter account we encountered Found Animals. We saw this as a good opportunity to volunteer as a couple. We have noticed that volunteering has enriched our relationship and has grown the love we have for our pets. We would recommend everyone to volunteer. Knowing that a little of your time can influence the lives of so many pets it very fulfilling.” Sarai & Mark
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