Barks of Love is not a shelter, they instead rescue dogs from the “death row” of local shelters and attempt to find them new, loving homes.

Chilling with some puppies inside a PetCo for a few hours isn’t a bad way to give your time. Along with myself, there were a few other volunteers who came and went during the five hours we were camped inside the store. The job was simple: get to know the pups, walk them occasionally, and show off all their adorableness and fun quirks to passing shoppers.

As a volunteer, you can become a foster family, help transport the pups, or, like me, help out at one of their meet and greets. At the end of the day, it was near impossible to have not fallen in love with a few of the pups. I can see why so many volunteers have multiple dogs filling their homes with love. I’ll also add that if you are looking for a new puppy, volunteering at an event is an amazing experience to really get to know these animals’ personalities before you commit to one. All in all, it was a very rewarding and heart-warming experience. Puppies!


Orientation: No.
Commitment: 5hrs. of hanging with puppies inside PetCo.
Cost: $0

This entry is part of 2011’s Project 365 – Volunteering 12 places in 12 months.