Many thanks to Caroline Latta for choosing Rescued Pets Movement as the subject of her Girl Scouts community service project! Not only did she explain what RPM does and talk about the importance of fostering with many members of her community, but she also made enrichment toys for the dogs and cats in our program, which you can find in the toy box Caroline made in our clinic lobby. Caroline sent the two tutorial videos below that show how you can make the toys for your fosters, or make more toys for the toy box.
Thank you for being an awesome volunteer and foster, Caroline!
All of our Fosters and Volunteers are Rock Stars, but some just truly embrace it!
How long have you volunteered with RPM?
I’ve been fostering for RPM since May of 2015. We moved to Houston in October of 2014.
How did you hear about RPM?
My friend Debbie introduced me to Peggy Wallace, who is very involved in RPM, before I even moved to Houston. She said “If you ever move to Houston I’m going to hook you up with an amazing rescue”. A year later we were living in Houston.
What made you want to volunteer with RPM?
I needed to get back into rescue and helping dogs and I’d heard so many good things about RPM and I loved the fact that they did things a little differently.
What do you do as a volunteer for RPM?
I foster mostly sick dogs, mangey dogs and orphaned bottle babies.
What has been your favorite memory volunteering with RPM?
My favorite memory… there lots of them. Not only saving the lives of some pretty sick dogs but the amazing friendships I have made in this awesome rescue community.
What’s the best part about volunteering with RPM?
The best part is: Saving lives. And saving myself. I moved here only knowing a few people. I felt lost. I believe RPM saved me and gave me a purpose while fostering and saving lives.
What’s the most difficult part about volunteering with RPM?
The most difficult part for me is seeing how much pain and suffering so many of these dogs have been through before being saved by RPM. But the flip side is the joy in watching them heal and blossom.
What’s something you wish you would have known before you started volunteering with RPM?
I wish I had known I’d be so involved and had moved closer instead of living so far south. If I lived closer I could help at the clinic and help with transporting.
What would you say to those who are considering volunteering with RPM?
I would tell them to definitely sign up to volunteer. If they can’t foster there are so many other things they can do. Do it for the dogs and do it for yourself. It’s so very rewarding.