Meet Julie!

SGA can always count on Julie. Continue reading to learn more about Julie and her experience fostering dogs with SGA.

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I can’t remember anytime in my life where I haven’t had at least one furry or feathered companion. I do have allergies to animals but I also have allergies to every native plant in Washington State. I’ve just learned to live with them and take allergy medicine. I think we’ve had every type of companion: dogs, cats, birds, lizards, hamsters, fish, fancy rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. Oh and a hermit crab or two.

How long have you been fostering/volunteering with SGA, and how many dogs have you fostered?

8 years and 67 animals (cats and dogs)

What are some ways that fostering has impacted your life? 

Animals are truly a gift from a higher power. They provide love and companionship. By providing a home while they find their forever family, I feel like I’m giving back some of that love and companionship to them.

What do you wish the public knew about Rescue dogs? 

Rescue dogs will give you unconditional love. Many have come from circumstances that no living things should endure and yet they are still full of love. Adopt don’t shop! And neuter and spay!

What is one of the funniest things your dog or rescue has done?

My chiweenie Sammie got stuck in the cat door and pulled it out of the wall. (see below)

What made you decide to join SGA?

I had been volunteering with Old Dog Haven so was following most of the rescue sites on Facebook. I saw a post by SGA for transporting a dog and the rest is history.

How have you supported SGA and what does it mean to you?

I’ve worked, donated to, and attended Bark Benefits. I’ve held fundraisers for SGA. SGA is family to me

What would you say to someone who is thinking of volunteering or fostering?

Do it! It will make such a difference in your life.

What is one of the weirdest things your dog or foster has eaten?

Bugs, I’m always weirded out when they eat bugs

What do you enjoy most about volunteering and fostering with SGA?

The unconditional love I received from my furry friends and my SGA friends

What is one of your favorite memories with SGA?

The time I got to spend with George (pictured below), he will forever be in my heart and I truly think Stephanie and Carl for adopting him.