Volunteer Spotlight: Tara

Volunteer Spotlight: Tara


Our Meet and Greet events can be chaotic, with excited potential adopters coming to visit their next possible fur-family-member, and foster parents nervously waiting to see if anyone has come to meet their foster puppers.

One of the roles we recently put into place to help welcome brand new foster parents and show them the ropes of these events, and to welcome visiting potential adopters, is the Event Host. This week we are highlighting one of the individuals who is there for almost every single one of our canine Meet ‘n Greet events, helping to ‘manage the chaos’ and taking on the difficult task of snuggling our canine attendees. J  Her name is Tara, and here’s more about her:

PH: What is the name of the people and animals in your home?

B: Myself, my 2 daughters (Autumn is 10 and Summer is 6), my fiancé Jeff and our 2 dogs, Emmy (a chocolate lab) and Casey (a maltipoo).

PH: Why did you decide to volunteer with Pet Haven?

B: I want to be a voice for those that cannot speak. Working with animals restores my soul and makes the world right again. J

PH: What inspires you to volunteer with animals?

B: They are gentle souls who want nothing more than to be loved and love you back. Being a part of a dog’s journey finding their forever home is so cool! I love adoption days!!!!

PH: What is your most memorable volunteer experience?

B: The Doggie Depot was my most memorable volunteer experience. I met so many people who brought their dogs with them that had been adopted through Pet Haven. Hearing their stories put a huge smile on my face.

What is your favorite:

Animal – Dog

Food – Tacos

TV show – Don’t have one

Movie – Megan Leavy

Band – Kenny G (don’t judge)

State – MN