Our show this week was all about animals, and specifically our family members that are non-human. In fact, Stan’s dog Isla joined us in the studio too! Video of Isla will be up shortly.
We spoke with Chey Ottoson, founder of Double Dog Rescue, to learn more about the process of adopting a dog through a rescue group like Double Dog. Double Doggies typically come from southern states like TN and are transported north with the help of dozens of volunteers. Chey and her sister Laurie started the group in December 2006 (Happy 3 year anniversary, gals!) after Chey had her first experience adopting a dog from the south. When they learned of the overpopulation, the fact that not many dog owners spay or neuter their pets and there are so many dogs in southern communities that it’s common for dogs to be euthanized they knew they had to do something.
Double Dog tries to help as many dogs as they can, but they couldn’t do it without the generosity of their many volunteers who pick up, transport and vet the animals. One job Chey is always looking to fill are volunteers to help foster the dog before they are moved to their permanent home. If you’re interested in fostering a dog please contact Chey through Double Dog’s Facebook Fan Page. You don’t have to be a dog owner and it’s ok that you work full time. You’re giving a warm, loving home to a dog that might not otherwise be alive.
Keep up the great work, Chey & Laurie!