When I was a student in WI, I helped out at the local Humane Society. I was able to walk the dogs, clean up after them, and just give them lot and lots of love! It was a very rewarding experience. I'm hoping to get involved again soon! I have a 5 month old lab puppy. My friend's dog had puppies unexpectedly so I suppose you could say I rescued her from going to a shelter! Either way you look at it I would never regret it, I love her to the moon and back. Thanks Em!