December 28, 2016 – Dogs are man’s best friend. But not all dogs have a loving caretaker to call “friend.” Elise A., our Graphic Designer, decided to volunteer and support these lovable pets through L&S Dog Diggity Rescue in San Antonio, TX.
Actually, Elise isn’t just a volunteer; she’s the Director of Operations for the local rescue, where she oversees administrative tasks, including arranging doggy appointments, pet care product research (like microchips), system maintenance, and adoption processing. Her expertise in graphic design and marketing also come in handy in managing the rescue’s website, social media, and general marketing.
L&S Dog Diggity Rescue began with a handful of veterans and active duty military who started saving abandoned dogs near a fence line just outside Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The “L” stands for Lobo and “S” for Sydney - the first two dogs the team saved, giving L&S Dog Diggity Rescue their name and beginning.
During her volunteer time, Elise worked on several admin projects, including processing documentation, researching rescue partnership opportunities, and transitioning records to a new database. Beyond this, Elise worked to update the organization’s social media and website, creating a cleaner and more polished look. Check out the pictures below!
We asked Elise why this organization is so important to her:
“There are so many stray dogs in our area and I want to chip away at that number by matching the right dogs and the right families, creating successful adoptions, and allowing these dogs to never end up homeless again.
To learn more about L&S Dog Diggity Rescue visit their website here.
“L&S Dog Diggity Rescue – L&S Dog Diggity rescues stray and abandoned dogs in our area, where pet homelessness is epidemic. Through our adoption program, e match our dogs with local adopters, as well as partner with rescues in other reas, to drastically reduce homeless pets. It is our mission to impact the homeless pet population.
We work with foster homes to provide a loving, family environment. Our adoption process is stringent to ensure pets and families are matched together.
L&S Dog Diggity plans to expand to include a sanctuary ranch for less adoptable dogs, so they can also get a second chance at life. The sanctuary will be settled on around 20 acres and will house several animal care volunteers to provide a safe, home environment.”