Dogs, Beach, Volunteering … A Perfect Combination

Journalist Jon Katz once shared that “animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful and the economy is unfortunate.

“What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.”

Some of us came with this unconditional love to Grenada, while others said goodbye — either temporarily or permanently. But either way, there is never a limit to the amount of love we can return to a dog, and that’s why we’re excited to launch this term’s first trip to the Grenada SPCA.

There, homeless dogs who bark and cry for love will get it from a great group of volunteers who will show up, give them a good petting, and then give them a chance to explore … on the beach.

That’s right, beginning Friday, Sept. 25, we’re taking a group into town to spend time with dogs who would love nothing better than to have volunteers spend time with them.

We’re meeting in front of Charter Hall at 10:45, leaving at 11, and expect to start heading back at 1 p.m.

The plan is to do this every other Friday — but if this trip is popular enough, we’ll consider making it an every week thing.

So want to join us? Let us know right now by registering to come. This lets us know how many people we need to find rides for. And speaking of rides, if you have a vehicle and you don’t mind being a driver, email us right now at so.sgu.volunteer@gmail.com and let us know how many additional people you can take with you.

The only thing you need to bring is a dollar or two to chip in for gas (if you’re not a driver), and enough energy to give a dog a couple great hours on the beach.

Get it on your calendar, get registered, and we’ll see you on Sept. 25!

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