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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:19 pm

I do not know if anyone remembers me talking about him. I have been missing him a lot more lately. I want another dog but we can't right now. any suggestions?
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:57 pm

My only suggestion is to maybe volunteer at your shelter as a dog walker and/or socialiser if they have a program like that; lots of shelters do. You'd probably want to take them all home, of course, at least at first, and that might be hard. But if you can do it, you'd get to spend regular time with lots of dogs who really need help staying happy and ready to go to forever homes. If you have some time to commit, you could at least find out about it.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:58 pm

I don't but then I'm still pretty new here. Smile Volunteer at one of the shelters or rescue groups. They are always in
need of dog walkers, etc. Can you foster? That might be a an option both Arni and "G" can give the best information on
that.


Suzzz, I was just getting ready to post the same idea.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:06 pm

I will look in to it since I haven't found a job yet and it might do me good to get out of the house.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:05 pm



You know you may make connections that will help you get a job. You never know you might get
odd jobs walking dogs for people when they are on vacation.

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Post by bpaquet on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:27 pm

Dog walkers are the best! Definitely volunteer at the shelter. Not only do you get animal lovin' time, but you can make some great connections. Make sure you talk to the vets too. A lot of times they need volunteers at their clinics, and those jobs often lead to paying jobs.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:34 pm

That is excellant working with animals would be great! Cool
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Post by fiffur on Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:15 pm

Make sure to check the bulletin board at your local vet's office: people sometimes post ads for dogwalkers, kittysitters, etc. Ask the vet if he could use some help too. And animal shelters/rescues can always use another person to help walk and socialize furkids.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:07 pm

Playing with them sounds great
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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:42 pm

Good luck, Pierce. Like you say, it would get you out of the house. If you're anything like me when job hunting, it's too easy to get discouraged and just end up doing not much all day. Having someplace to go where they need you (and believe me, the shelters do!) would get you back into the swing of things -- on a regular schedule and like that. That alone can do a lot for your spirits and outlook.

Even if it's not animals, I'll bet lots of places (hospitals, day cares, retirement homes, farmers markets, human shelters?) would welcome volunteers. If you decide to call around and find out about such things, let us know, okay?
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:11 pm



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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Suzzzz wrote:Good luck, Pierce. Like you say, it would get you out of the house. If you're anything like me when job hunting, it's too easy to get discouraged and just end up doing not much all day. Having someplace to go where they need you (and believe me, the shelters do!) would get you back into the swing of things -- on a regular schedule and like that. That alone can do a lot for your spirits and outlook.

Even if it's not animals, I'll bet lots of places (hospitals, day cares, retirement homes, farmers markets, human shelters?) would welcome volunteers. If you decide to call around and find out about such things, let us know, okay?

I will certainly do so and a human shelter would be an orphanage right.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:07 pm



Possibly or a homeless shelter. Still find your own niche and comfort level.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:03 am

I could go to a local soup kitchen It would be a mile walk but definitely worth it
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:49 pm

I read somewhere that the average human walk is 4 miles per hour. That means the walk would take you about 15 minutes, maybe 20. Doable, don't you think?
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:47 pm

I agree and I used to walk all over campus so a few miles a day but I haven't as much lately.
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Post by Sue Short on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:52 pm



Hey give it a try. I mean unless the weather is really ugly it could be a nice
walk.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:00 pm

Agreed
i wish circumstances hadn't prevented my going for a walk to day.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:07 pm

I walked everywhere the past two days here, too windy for the bike. Very good workout walking against those wind gusts.......
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:08 pm

I live in an area where you have to drive everywhere that is essential. It is annoying
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Post by Sue Short on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:00 pm



Same here and it's more than annoying.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:21 pm

Its expensive. XD
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Post by fiffur on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:58 pm

Same here: nearest grocery store is 3 miles away and very expensive. No bookstore, no shopping unless you go at least 8 miles away. Everything is all spread out and we have NO public transportation in Rockton. Nearest bus system is 5 miles away and that's the bus stop closest to me. Can't afford car gas anymore, the bike is old and I can't peddle well against 30-50mph winds at my age. My knees and shins are killing me from all the walking I've done this week, including today. Shame I didn't have a large kite and a pair of roller skates.......I could make use of all this wind to get somewhere.
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Post by piercingsavedmylife on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:22 pm

I want to get a job to help mom.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:08 pm

Of course you do, and you should keep looking. But volunteering is a good way to keep yourself sharp and out there. Not to mention the networking you can do, hearing about jobs in the community. Plus it looks good on any resume.
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