Saturday, May 11, 2019

5.11.19 Volunteer of the Month- Allen

March 2019 Volunteer of the Month- 
Meet Allen!

Allen & Duke (MPBR Alumni)

How did you find out about Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue?

My wife found out about the Rescue and wanted to foster, I found out from her.

Why did you decide to start volunteering for MPBR?

We already had a Pit Bull who is the sweetest thing in the world. My step-son has special needs including issues with textures and my wife had been trying to get him to touch a dog for years. One day at the Humane Society they met Lucy (our Pit), she came right over to him laid her head in his lap and he started petting her. Those two are inseparable now. Lucy is why I know what a great group of breeds Pit's can be if given the opportunity. So helping other dogs get a chance to find a good home, and helping people see what great dogs they can be was an easy decision.

How long have you volunteered for the rescue?

I think we started fostering in the fall of 2016, so I started helping with transports, vet runs and such at about the same time.

Do you have any pets?

We have our first Pit Lucy, a Lab mix named Buddy, and a foster fail from the rescue named Duke.

Duke @ Stanley's
Where's your favorite dog friendly place to take your pup?

One of my favorite places, was actually just featured in one of the Rescue's Business Bark Outs, Stanley's in North East. It's a great place to bring the dogs, whether it's summer or in the heated tent during the colder months. Great food for the humans and a fun menu for the pups.

When not surrounded by dogs – what can you be found doing?

There's really not a lot of time I don't have dogs around me except for work, or when I go to restaurants or run errands at non dog friendly establishments.

Do you have a favorite memory that happened while you were volunteering? 

I've been able to help create some devices to help one of the foster dogs my wife and I have had, his name is Van. He came to the rescue with bad injuries  to his leg and spine, he needed help supporting his back end at first and then stabilizing a joint in his leg as he healed. I've loved seeing him progress from barely able to stand on his own to running around everywhere like any other dog. He's been with the rescue for quite some time and he's still needing a home. Check out more on Van here.

Do you have any advice for current or future volunteers? 

Help out when and where you can. It's a great opportunity to help dogs regardless of what form that takes, fostering, helping work a booth at an event, doing reference check calls or home checks for adoption applications, or just helping drop off and pick up dogs from events or vet visits once in awhile.


Each month one of our foster pawrents receives a gift card as a thank you.This is our small way of showing appreciation for the dedication our volunteers have to this rescue. Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue is 100% volunteer based- no shelters here! Each dog we are able to save is because a foster is willing to open their home for us 💚 Interested in volunteering? Check out some info here.

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