My husband and I started to volunteer with Homeless Pets Foundation last fall. After working a couple adoptions, we noticed a senior dog, Waffle, who did not receive much attention from perspective adopters. Waffle was the victim of a hoarding case and, at 14 years old, had been at the shelter for six months. When others overlooked his kind smile and desire for love, my husband and I saw that he needed us as much as we needed him. We gave him a good bath, bought some new toys and beds for him, and we brought him home. He has become the best of friends with his two-year-old brother, a lab retriever. They play all the time. I believe our young dog brings out the younger dog in Waffle. Twenty-five years ago, I was born… 11 years later Waffle was born; it took us 14 years to unite, but we finally found each other. It took Waffle 14 years to find his forever family and we’re going to give him the best of love to ensure he forgets the trials life brought him. He’s been a joy to my life and every morning when I wake up, I enjoy hugging him each and every time. Our family is finally complete! -Leslie Brown
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.
From homeless to happy. Hulk, now called Hank, got a loving set of people-parents and two canine companions out of this deal. It’s rewarding to help our community’s homeless animals this way. Thank you for supporting adoption!
We adopted Buddy from ya’ll back in ’07 and he’s still with us, sort of our “elder statesman.” Thanks for helping my boys fall in love with dogs. Jon has his own dog now, Paisley, named after Brad Paisley, half border collie and half black lab, and Caleb has Duke the Puppy, half German Shepherd and half Siberian…
Little Lexi found a family to fit into. She gets a new dad and sister plus a furry brother named Sebastian. She claimed a spot in her sis’s lap immediately and grabbed onto her arm as if to say – “I’m going wherever you are!” Congratulations to all!
A hearty thank you and congratulations to the Bair’s for adopting Diamond, now called Lucy. The Bair’s were looking for someone to love after having to say goodbye to their 13 year old lab Jake. They’ve been patiently teaching Lucy that their cat Puddy is someone to hang out with, not chase. And she’s learning,…
Willow’s new family has her decked out in style! She’s now called Olive and will be doted on by a mom and pop, two teenage sisters and two preteen brothers. That should make for one VERY spoiled former shelter dog! Thank you so much for adopting this perky pup!
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.