Posts by Doug, Petfinder.com Foundation program manager

When I first walked into the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA, I was blown away by the beauty of the shelter. First of all, it was huge. It’s hard to get a sense of scope while just talking on the phone, but the rolling hills and wonderful dog …

With Rescue U, I spend a lot of time going into animal shelter across the U.S., scouting locations for renovation builds, volunteering my time and actually building. The majority of the time we focus our efforts on the outside, building exercise pens, meet-and-greet areas, and making functional repairs to the …

The Humane Society of West Michigan has wonderful, long, spacious dog runs. However, the runs were filled with pea gravel that was burning the dogs’ paw pads when it got hot outside. Our Rescue U volunteers fixed that. We took out five tons of gravel and leveled out the runs …

Rescue U volunteers have arrived at the Humane Society of West Michigan in Walker and begun a massive renovation project! We have a lot of work to do, and only a week to do it. Among our projects: AstroTurf to protect paws: There are some long dog runs in the back of the …

The Petfinder Foundation’s Rescue U volunteers are back from an 11-day shelter renovation at the Humane Society of Jefferson County in Tennessee. The trip was a complete success, and one that will live on in my heart forever. We endured long, brutally hot days, but the sheer determination of our …

The Petfinder Foundation‘s Rescue U is here in Jefferson City, TN, renovating the Humane Society of Jefferson County, a shelter that desperately needs our help. The team — students from Tennessee’s University of Knoxville and Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley College, as well as volunteers from Oklahoma and even one from Michigan …