We love our volunteers and adopters. So when a couple who volunteers with us adopted from us, we were over the moon!
Volunteers Jackie and Kenny help us wrangle, exercise and showcase our dogs at mobile adoption events. When you’re hands on with the dogs on a regular basis you get to know them well. Sometimes you can’t stop thinking about them and that’s what happened when Kenny and Jackie met Cledus. Cledus is a big baby who demands lots of attention. Shelter life is …hard for all animals but Jackie and Kenny felt especially bad when they had to send Cledus back to his cage at the end of the day.
Thanks to them, they found room in their home and hearts for one more dog and Cledus is now getting all the babying he wants!
Jackie sent pictures and this update:
“The first time I met Cledus ( now Chip) while volunteering, there was an instant connection. I know it sounds weird, but after spending time with him and training him I felt like he chose me, honestly. After volunteering week after week I just fell in love with him. He’s such a good boy, and learns very quickly!! His favorite things to do are hike trails and be picked up! lol ”
Dr. Phil Good, owner of Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, received his Bachelor of Science with highest honors in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2006. Phil finally came to his senses, realizing he’d much rather work with animals than in a chemical plant. Dr. Good obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from UGA in 2011.
This little guy aced his first adoption event! Ace was snapped up by a family with a pack of spoiled pups: a 15-year old Shih Tzu, a 9-year old Pekingese and a 9-month old Golden Retriever (see pic of them cuddling – they’ll have to make room for 1 more!). Ace has been renamed Bailey…
Joe Brown, Lockheed Martin engineer, and his wife Laura were biking on the Silver Comet Trail one Saturday and found a little puppy sleeping in the middle of the road all by herself. The animal lovers could not pass by & leave her there so they picked her up & took her home. She had…
Lex (pup on right) went home with a family a couple of months ago. Dad was adamant that Lex retain his foster status and not become dog # 2. Lex first won over Gus, the family’s dog who’s an HPF alumnus. Brother, then mom were next to fall under the spell of Lex’s charms. Dad…
“Chester has such a strong personality he’s like having a little kid! Haha he’s the best dog I could have imagined getting. My room mates and I always talk about how lucky I was for getting such a good dog! Thank you guys so much for the work that you do for these animals! He…
Time per Week
Petfinder / Adopt a Pet Manager
Running our Petfinder and Adopt-A-Pet pages. Keeping all pet profiles up to date with new photos and catchy bios. Deleting profiles as pets get adopted. Adding new profiles after a pet has had intake and is ready for adoption.
Use your organizational skills to assist with filing, mailings, data entry, mailing donation thank yous, and other clerical tasks.
Behavior Program Volunteer
Skilled volunteers with training and experience can work with our staff to provide training to animals in our behavior program. Leash Training, Dog Aggression, general intake
Foster Program Assistant
Help the foster program by assembling and organizing supplies, or for more experienced foster parents, by coaching our newest foster parents. You can also help by doing foster home checks before our homeless pet is placed into a foster home!
Responds to all inquiries for volunteers keeps log of volunteers, and reaches out regarding volunteer events/needs. Manages Facebook page
Special/Adoption Event Manager
Plans adoption events, manage volunteers for events and animal transport, and the entire event. Works with outside companies/events to build relationships. Focus on 1-2 long-timer animals that need to be adopted – create social media campaigns/flyers.
Cat Room Meet & Greet Coordinator
Helps out going to cat room for meet & Greet coordinated by Beth/Mari. Manages contract signatures, payment, and any questions regarding the adoption process. Located: 2540 Cumberland Blvd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Corporate Partnerships/Donation Manager
Works with corporate sponsors to build community involvement. Reaches out to past corporate donors, sends updated information on needs of the foundation
Social Media Manager
Handling the overall social media needs – ensuring HPF posts 1x daily on all platforms. Reaches out to staff (Kennels/Mari) when needing new photos or planning social media blitzes. Ensures posting of stories/FB donate button
Social Media Coordinator
Assists manager in organizing social media needs
The newsletter manager will be responsible for creating and editing content, designing the layout, and sending out the newsletter to subscribers. The ideal candidate will have experience writing and editing content, graphic design experience, and HTML and email marketing software knowledge.