We welcome our new volunteers:
Emilie Airhart with Hugh, the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Emilie is active with New Orleans Bulldog Rescue and assists Looziana Basset Rescue with their foster program. Hugh loves to attend events at the mall and visits to the dog park.
Janet Austin with Marcello, the Spinone Italiano. Janet and Marcello were a certified therapy team in NYC and would like to continue this work in New Orleans. Marcello enjoys neighborhood walks and visits to the park.
Rita Bezou and Jesse, the Greyhound. Rita is a teacher of Fine Arts at Ridgewood Prep School and assists the fostering program of 'It's A Grey Area'. Jesse loves to visit dog parks and pet stores.
Catherine Counts with Bruno, the Texas Heeler. Catherine is a doctoral student at Tulane Univ. School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. She is also involved with La. Task Force I Urban Search & Rescue Canine Team. Bruno loves going to the dog park and performing tricks such as catch, shake and dance.
Stacie Humble and Benny, the Catahoula. Stacie has been working with dogs for fourteen years and also operates a dog grooming salon. She also enjoys traveling and crochet. Benny enjoys going to pet stores and giving a high five.
Sabrina Jacks with Evangeline, the Pit Bull Mix. Sabrina works at Canine Connection, teaches Agility for Fun for the LA/SPCA and is active with Looziana Basset Rescue and New Orleans Bulldog Rescue. Evangeline loves attending the Barkus parade and agility classes.
Holly Lambert and Lucy, the Black Lab Mix. Holly is office manager for Lambert's Orthotics and Prosthetics and also works with breast cancer survivors and amputees daily. Lucy enjoys socializing at festivals, dog parks, restaurants and bars.
Cherie, Randy, Sarah & Sophie Rose with Daisy & Dexter, the Toy Poodle and Bichon/Poodle Mix. Cherie is an occupational therapist with experience working in patient's homes as well as health care facilities. She is also a Girl Scout Leader of two troops. Randy is owner of a home health staffing company & outpatient clinic. He is also involved with the Men's Club of St. Francis Xavier School. Sarah is a 9th grader at Dominican High School and Sophie is a 7th grader at Ursuline Academy. Both girls enjoy the company of their friends and attending sleepovers. Daisy and Dexter love going to the dog park, neighborhood walks and the pet store.
Pearce Webb and Preslie, the Yellow Lab. Pearce is a paralegal with Forman Perry and has been involved with the Junior League. Preslie responds to the commands of sit, stay, roll over and loves a belly rub.
Gina Young and Coqui, the American Pit Bull. Gina is a biologist for Mosquito Control Services and is also an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying camping, hiking and canoeing. Coqui loves going to Mardi Gras parades and outdoor restaurants and bars.
CURRENT VOLUNTEERS ADD PETS
Cindy O'Donnell and Cusco, the Shih Tzu. Cindy has been an active member of VPP for four years and works in pharma sales. Cindy also practices healing touch energy work for people and pets. Cusco loves neighborhood walks, visits to the coffee shop and visiting Cindy's dad in the nursing home.