Written by Honey Souza, volunteer coordinator
Christmas came a couple of weeks early for us in 2015 when Bill C. stepped through our doors. Quiet and courteous, we never would have taken him for the type to tend to our most challenging dogs. And when I say “tend to”, I mean that he casts his magical spell on our most fearful and boisterous dogs and turns them into puddles of mush.
“I would trust Bill with any of our dogs, any time,” says BHS Behaviorist Meagan D. “He has a HUGE positive impact on our dogs and we are very grateful for him. We love him.” His continuous smile is infectious, especially when you see him and a dog jogging to and fro, no matter the weather.
Bill volunteers two-three times a day, every day. The only time he doesn’t is when he goes home to Oregon for the weekend. And wouldn’t you know…he takes one of our dogs with him and works with them up there. Recently he and his wife adopted one of our hardest cases to a family in Ashland.
In the few months that Bill has been volunteering with us, not only has he donated much needed items like leashes and quality toys, but he has donated over 330 hours of his time. That’s almost two months of full time work!
Since Bill’s been with us, the dogs are happier and operations are running more smoothly. Now that we have him, we don’t know what we’d do without him. Thank you Bill!