My family and I have been members and volunteers of the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League since 2009. We became involved after meeting MAGDRL volunteers at the pet expo. We had newfoundland dogs in the past and love the giant breed but after spending time with the dane ambassadors that weekend we considered adopting a great dane. After careful consideration we went through the process of adopting our first MAGDRL orphan.
Throughout the experience of adoption we met and spoke with many volunteers. From the first telephone call, the home visit, speaking with the coordinator and foster home we knew that we made the right decision. The volunteers are the key players in this organization. Each member demonstrated a passion for the breed and the organization.
After our new dog settled in we started bringing her to meet and greets and other functions. We knew that we wanted to find a way to participate more fully in MAGDRL. We became a foster home and since 2009 to the present we have fostered over twenty dogs. We have adopted five great danes. Over time I have done home visits, dog intake evaluations, hosted meet and greets and participated in transports. Being a volunteer is something that I am proud of and respect the work that everyone in the organization does to promote our mission. I am looking to expand my involvement as a member of the board of directors.
Professionally I am a registered nurse and manage an outpatient ambulatory surgical center in northern New Jersey. I am an extremely organized, dedicated individual with various skills that I believe can be an asset to MAGDRL. My experiences as a volunteer has shown me that this group of individuals believe in the mission of caring for homeless great danes through their generosity of time and spirit.
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