I got great advice at Steve’s Retirement Party in June from Marsha, that retired last year. Marsha said, “Take the first year to try
things out but don’t make commitments.” I have wanted to spend time outside with dogs. The Spokane Regional Animal Protection Service has the perfect program for me. They offer monthly volunteer training programs. The first is General Orientation for two hours, then additional classes for dog and/or cat socialization. If one completes
all three classes, one can take the Adoption Counselor class. Now I can work with cats and
dogs and help people find a pet when they visit SCRAPS. As a volunteer, I check the website for volunteer opportunities and sign up. We keep track of our hours for grants. The schedule is very flexible and perfect for me. Click on the photo of the cat to get to SCRAPS home page.