Nicole has been with BHS since 2017 and has since become a Level 2 dog walker and mentor. As a nurse, Nicole has long stretches of her work week and on days off chooses to spend her free time here at BHS. She’s partial to our older residents and gives them all the love they deserve. Because of her schedule you won’t see her around every day, but when you do she’ll always have a smile on her face. Thanks Nicole, we love having you here!
Do you have any animals of your own?
“I have a family dog Lola, she lives with my parents since I moved up here for nursing school a few years ago it was for her best interest to stay with them as I was a full time student renting an apartment at the time. I wouldn’t have been able to provide the best life for her. Since I was very little I grew up around dogs and as a family we always had a dog. Which I missed most about leaving for school as I no longer had that and that’s really what got me interested in volunteering.”
What are some of your hobbies?
“Some of my hobbies include, co ed softball, hiking, working out, and attending concerts with my friends.”
What do you like most about being a volunteer and mentor?
“I love being a volunteer and mentor. I initially did it to get my dog “fix” while not being able to adopt one myself due to various reasons at the time. I came to realize as much as they enjoyed getting out of the kennels, playing, and socializing, I also really needed them. The laughs, cheer, and happiness was also all I needed sometimes. Being able to give back while enjoying doing so is such an amazing feeling.”
What’s your favorite animal themed movie?
“My favorite animal themed movie would have to be Homeward Bound.”