We welcome our new volunteers:
Nicole Barre with Sugar, the Boxer/Standard Poodle Mix. Nicole is an actress and acting teacher having appeared in several movies and commercials. Sugar loves meeting new people and taking walks on the levee.
Martha Bell with Ginger and Honey, both Pekingese. Martha is a retired school teacher and has rescued many dogs. Ginger and Honey love to be around people and trips to the park.
Chuck Bruno with Jazz, the English Cocker Spaniel. Chuck enjoys photography and also volunteers at WYES. Jazz is friendly and enjoys his daily walks.
Louis Calato, Jr. with Kozmo, the Lab Mix. Louis is retired from the insurance industry and enjoys volunteering at sporting events such as the Super Bowl. Kozmo loves visits to the dog parks and having guests at the house.
Shannon Derksen with Maggie, the Golden Retriever. Shannon is a recent law school graduate and works for a firm in Mandeville. Maggie enjoys visits to cafes and has also participated in pet training programs.
Susan Fischer with Cisco, the Greyhound. Susan is a retired RN and is active in It's A Grey Area Adoption Greyhound Group. Cisco loves going to Greyhound Meet & Greets.
Bruce Galbraith with Gunther, the Dachshund. Bruce is a retired professional counselor and is a participant in the Victim-Offender Dialogue Program with the LA. Dept. of Corrections. Gunther loves walks and to visit new places.
Jacinta Kehoe with Sebastian, the Husky/Golden Retriever Mix. Jacinta is a writer, former English teacher and has been involved as a volunteer with animal shelters and foster dogs. Sebastian loves going to the farmer's market, Petsmart and has attended dog swimming parties.
Donna and Paul LaRosa with Smalls, the Terrier/Chihuahua Mix. Donna is a cost analyst with an engineering company and enjoys running and tennis. Paul is a retired investor relations professional and enjoys participating as a high school football official. Smalls loves children and loves to sit in their lap.
Kristin Lausten with Lucia, the Standard Poodle. Kristin is an attorney and volunteers with the junior committee of the New Orleans Opera Guild. Lucia loves to visit local bars and is familiar with many commands.
Kris Losee with Bo, the Greyhound. Kris is an administrator with a law firm and is a volunteer with Greyhound Pets of America. Bo loves to attend Greyhound Meet & Greets.
Jamie Parker with Poochie, the Boston Terrier. Jamie is an attorney and learned about VPP in her neighborhood newsletter that highlighted a Reading To Rover event. Poochie enjoys walks in the park and attending social functions with people and pets.
Lynn Reeves with Deuce, the Dachshund. Lynn recently retired as an educator and conducts a cooking class/catering business. Deuce loves going for walks and being petted.
James Riley with Max, the Golden Retriever. James is a law school graduate and loves sports, cars and dogs. Max loves going for walks in the park.
Christie Thomas with Toodle Lou, the West Highland Terrier. Christie is the Director of the Office of Intl. Students and Scholars at UNO and enjoys art, music and reading. Toodle Lou interacts with a variety of people including those with walkers, canes and scooters.
JoAnn Toups with Sadie, the Lab/German Shepherd Mix. JoAnn is the Administrative Coordinator at LaPorte, CPA and has witnessed the benefits of pet therapy. Sadie enjoys meeting people and neighborhood walks.
CURRENT VOLUNTEERS ADD PETS
Claire Sommers with Sadie, the Greyhound. Claire has a strong commitment to the VPP and is an active board member. Sadie loves going to City Bark, pet stores and bars.
Monica Stephens with Pixie and Jaali, the Ridgebacks. Monica has been a member of VPP for ten years and is active in Ridgeback Rescue. Jaali and Pixie enjoy going to festivals, dog parks and pet stores.