You know the feeling when you have given your dog a bath, and you’ve brushed its coat and now it’s gleaming like burnished copper, but you forgot to close the back door and it runs outside again. And then you realize: it’s rained recently, there’s dirt everywhere outside, and that dirt now is everywhere inside.
This will make some of you want to adopt a playful dog or become a better person by volunteering at your local animal shelters. If that’s what’s on your mind, check the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Walter Salvari of the Central California SPCA said that dog and animal lovers can find plenty of ways of contributing to any of their local shelters if they’re looking for ways to make the world a tiny bit better one step at a time. “There is not a ‘best way’ to support a shelter since everyone has different abilities, availability, talents, and resources. However, everyone can help a shelter.” According to Walter, there are a lot of things that people can do to help out their local animal shelters, including adopting or fostering pets, donating money or items on the shelter’s wish list, and volunteering. And for those who are lucky to live in Central California, Walter said that there are no special qualifications to volunteer for the CCSPCA – what you need is the willingness to help. “We have tasks ranging from dog walking and animal socialization to cleaning; customer service to office work; community education presenting to fundraising, and assisting with special events. We have positions for all levels of physical ability and our current volunteers range in age from 8 to 75. People wishing to volunteer need to complete a volunteer application on our website and attend an orientation/training class before beginning. We also accept groups for one-day projects.”
He added: “We do this to make sure they are breed knowledgeable, and not adopting simply due to the breed being pretty, or for any negative factors. We also like to make sure that if the customer has more than one person living in the household that everyone is in agreement in adopting a pet. We prefer that everyone in the home spends time with the pet to make sure the pet is a good fit in the household. Lastly, we ask if the customer has dogs at home. We recommend doing meet and greets first with the potential adopters in order to not have any issues at home with their beloved pets and our shelter animals.”
Below we have a list of adorable and funny comparison pictures showing why you should never let your dog play in the mud.
Dog Playing in River Evolves Into Supermodel
Before and After Playdate
As Expected I Got Super Super Muddy and Had a Great Time, However, I Partied a Bit Too Hard
Before and After Mud Bath
Jude and His Hound Dog Puppy “Chicky-Dog” After Playing in the Mud
“Today I Discovered Mud Puddles. Best. Day. Ever”
Our Babies When They Play Too Much. Alice and Figo
So That’s How Chocolate Labs Are Made
Wat, Mahm? Dirt? Where? I See Nuffin
Anyone Knows How to Clean a Bath? Asking for a Friend
Is This Not Good?
Oh You Dirty Dog
She Found the Mud Puddle
I See Your Muddy Pupper, and I Raise You Mine
Found Her Playing in the Mud in the Backyard
The Little One is Learning From His Big Brother
Hands Up if You Love Mud Puddles
Rare Pupper Having a Hecking Good Time in the Mud
It’s Safe to Say Wrigley Had the Most Fun at the Park Yesterday