Friday, March 11, 2011


Nice weather is becoming more regular! This is great news for C.A.R.E. More people will be out looking for new companions. Hopefully we will start having mobile adoptions soon! Those are some of the best ways to raise awareness for C.A.R.E. People actually stop to see the animals and ask questions about the facility. We are starting to get a few more hours to volunteer. They have had so many volunteers that we haven't gotten in much, but that is good for C.A.R.E.! We will be making dog treats this weekend and we hope they are a great success!!

Spring time!

Hello everyone! Spring break is almost here and I am ready to get this next week over with! Also, it is extremely beautiful outside and I don't want to be in class tonight :(

Since we didn't have any questions for our blog this time, I'm just going to fill you in on what we've been up to with CARE.

I've volunteered at CARE 6 hours so far, and that number will surely go up when the weather becomes nice and mobile adoptions are more common. So far when I've gone, Ive just been walking dogs and playing with the cats. Last two times that I've been there, there were a ton of a
Austrailian sheperd mix puppies that were 10 weeks old. SO CUTE! They were so soft and just wanted to sit on our laps and cuddle. There were a wide variety of dogs there also. I volunteered on tuesday and had to walk dogs in the rain and mud. It was miserable, but also fun :) all the dogs were so glad for some attention and loving, they didn't want to go back inside after playing for a while. I was definitely covered in mud when I returned to drury.

As for the project aspect of our volunteering, this month we are baking dog treats to take to CARE and give to the dogs. We just wanted to spend a little time bonding with the animals and staff, and do something kind of fun during these midterms.

Hopefully this month and spring break are amazing :) Have a great springbreak!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Madness

Hello Everyone,
It is March well the beginning of March and school is always quite crazy during this time of the spring semester. For me and those of us who are involved with C.A.R.E. get a personal stress reliever however. We get to play with puppies and dogs, in two hour shifts.

The most recent time I went to volunteer, there were about eleven puppies. Anna and I had a really fun time trying to get them to be playful and enjoy the outside. They were extremely scared about getting out of their kennels. However, they really wanted to be held and petted by us. Which I did not mind because they were so extremely cute. It is nice to be able to volunteer; however, we are having problems with the organization with trying to find times for the three of us to volunteer and get our hours for the semester in. There are so many people that want to volunteer at C.A.R.E. that there are barely ever any time slots that work for us...since we cant go and play with puppies all day, instead of going to school. (which I would not mind right about now when midterms are upon us).

For this month we have planned the event Dog Treat Mania. Through this project the three of us will be making dog treats and some people treats as well that are healthy. This gives us a way to but theoretical smiles on the dogs faces and possibly make some money in the process. We will be completing this activity this weekend and it should be a really fun time.

Just a reminder that in April we will be hosting a Dollar Dog Dinner; hopefully, out on Sunderland field. The dinner will be a fun way for the Drury Campus to get engaged with our project and show their support for the no-kill shelter in Springfield, and for animal awareness in general. We do not have all the logistics figured out as late, but hopefully we will be able to shed light on any of the questions you might have when we get closer to April.

Until next time.....Sarah Nemeth