Meet the New Volunteers:
Stephanie Abbott with Sophie, the Airedale Terrier. Stephanie is a busy mom, hospice nurse and also sings in a gospel choir. Sophie, whose foster mom is VPP member Delia Hardie, loves going to coffee shops and restaurants with outside seating.
Nathalie Bastin with Lucy, the Shih Tzu and Louise, the Pomeranian. Nathalie has been rescuing dogs for about ten years and they have become an important part of her life. Lucy and Louise both love the company of adults and children and their daily walks.
Suzanne Christensen with Harper Lee, the Golden Retriever. Suzanne and her husband recently moved to New Orleans and is a former technical editor. Harper Lee loves restaurants, hotels and daily walks.
Barbara Comarda with Gingersnap, the Lhasa Apso Mix. Barbara is a retired kindergarten teacher, an avid tennis player and is active as a volunteer with the LA/SPCA. Gingersnap loves
children and going for neighborhood walks.
Bill Cromartie with Abby, the Giant Schnauzer. Bill is a civil engineer with the Port of New Orleans. He enjoys antique autos and wood working. Abby has completed different levels of obedience training as well as Agility for Fun.
Pamela Dean with Daisy, the Golden Retriever. Pamela is an attorney and assists her husband in a limited capacity in his private practice. Daisy loves going to the park, has taken an
obedience class and loves to 'shake hands.'
Jan DiCicco with Don Diego, the Terrier Mix. Jan is a free-lance court reporter who handles depositions. She also enjoys going to the gym and nature walks. Don Diego loves being petted
and being around people.
Kaki Smith with Chloe, the Brittany. Kaki is an accountant and handles financial matters for a local general contractor. Chloe loves to be petted and goes to work daily with Kaki's husband.
Terry and Jeff Stadler with Lilly, the Pug. Terry works for Christ the King School and Jeff is in the Marine Corps. Terry and Jeff both volunteer at Ochsner-Baptist as an NICU babyrocker. Lilly loves going to the park and being petted.
Susan Talbot with Magic, the Labrador. Susan is a retired attorney. She participates in canine agility and obedience training. Magic loves being petted, attend agility trials and going to Pet Fest.
Donna Williams with Sallie Mae, the Boston Terrier. Donna is an assistant professor at LSUHSC. Dogs have always been a part of her life. Sallie Mae gets along well with dogs, enjoys
going on walks and loves children.
Current Volunteer Adds Pet:
Marcia Legendre with Mojo, the Burmese Feline.
Marcia has been an active member of VPPnot only with monthly pet visits but assisting on evaluation day. Marcia is also a volunteer with the World War II museum. Mojo is friendly and enjoys the company of adults and other pets.
Donations were received from
Brenda Chetta, Diane Smith
and Barbara Hyland
in memory of
Kathleen Caulkins dog
A donation was received from
in honor of her retired therapy dogs
Chance and Rocky
Sharon Thomas and Friends at Merck
sent a donation in memory of
father of VPP member