I have waited until now for Grace to reach a suitable age to volunteer in the community. There have been other endeavors of volunteering over the years but those have always been with groups. This will be her first try at a volunteer gig that is mostly on her own. For liability reasons I do have to be on the premises until she turns 16. Recently Grace voiced her desire to volunteer at our local animal shelter. Our county is vast but the animals shelter is very small. They are always in need of volunteers. Today was day one. We hope to continue volunteering one day a week. Today we walked and socialized 24 dogs that are awaiting adoption, their forever home. It was truly exhausting and sad. So many unwanted animals. Next week we plan on working in the cat room as well as walking some of the dogs. It took almost three hours to walk all 24 of them and unfortunately I don't know if we can spend that much time at the shelter each week.