Volunteer of the Month – January 2020

Introducing Sauver Des Chiens Volunteers of the Month:

Congratulations to Team Miller!

Riley, Nancy & Claire

Sauver Des Chiens (SDC) is lucky to have three generations of Millers. This mother (Nancy), daughter (Claire), and granddaughter (Riley) team go above and beyond for SDC. Claire relocated her family from California to Katy, Texas after accepting a job as a project manager. Nancy works in childcare. Riley is an Intermediate school student who is a member of the National Honors Society.

The family owns three dogs. Harley, is a mixed breed, adopted from K-9 Angels. Max, who was adopted from the Rosenberg shelter and Cooper, who is a foster-fail from SDC.

Daughter, Claire, is responsible for getting her mom and daughter involved with SDC after she was pulled into this German Shepard rescue group in the spring of 2019. Nancy and Claire head the SDC Fulshear Team. One of their specialties is hosting adoption events at the Fulshear PetSmart. All three ladies love promoting the rescued dogs by talking people into donating dog food, giving doggie fostering a chance and sharing available dogs with prospective adopters. Not only do these amazing ladies organize and host the PetSmart events, they also transport the kenneled or fostered dogs, bring goodies and giveaways for the customers and provide accessories for the German Shepherds to wear to events. Some of Nancy and Claire’s other volunteer tasks are accepting and referencing foster/adoption applications plus conducting home visits. In addition to all these responsibilities, Claire is the Ambassador of Veteran’s Programs.

Riley along with her mom and grandmother often help foster parents with raising litters of puppies. Riley brings some of her school friends to join her with bathing foster puppies and walking the dogs in boarding who are waiting for foster families or their fur-ever homes. Riley, along with her classmates, has earned over 80 service hours which is much more than the hours required by the National Honors Society.

This trio continues to find the time to help SDC save dogs even though Nancy and Claire have full time jobs and Riley has responsibilities as a Junior High student. Claire says her biggest take away as a SDC volunteer is how humbling it is to work with the rescued dogs in boarding who are so thankful for any time spent with them. It’s a rewarding and fun experience giving these kenneled dogs the one to one attention they crave.

Claire’s least favorite thing about volunteering is that rescue groups aren’t able to save all the needy dogs because there aren’t enough people stepping up to foster. She feels bad for the dogs in boarding waiting for fosters.

Thank you Team Miller for being the awesome, incredible dog lovers that you are! Your work with SDC is greatly appreciated!!

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