The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

When I moved to Wisconsin I had no idea of how I would spend my time. I’ve always worked, started with babysitting at age 12, and have never stopped.

After unpacking, seeing doctors, working on an old house, and settling in, I knew I had to start getting connected enlargen my circle.

People ask me what I miss most about Hawaii. The answer is never the weather, not even last week during the polar vortex. No, the answer is being an active part of my community and making a difference.

We adopted our dog from NEW PAWSibilities last October as my emotional support dog. Coconut has made such a difference in the quality of my life and I knew I had to say thank you in a tangible way.

I am a writer with a marketing background so I began volunteering using the skills I had accumulated. I started writing dog bios and that one task led to grant writing, fundraising, a new logo and website, and more.

I know firsthand the needs we have as an independent shelter and I also can tell you how rewarding it is to be a volunteer. Those two needs I had, making a very real difference and feeling connected to my community, have helped me on so many different levels.

We are so blessed with the volunteers we have but we need more! NEW PAWSibilities is committed to using the resources we have to rescue dogs. By volunteering, you can help in so many ways and allow us to save more lives. It’s as simple as that.

We now have a permanent link to our volunteer needs list which is posted below and you can also go directly via the link below.

Please consider how you can help and share this with others who may be interested in helping us. Whether you want to do an ongoing effort or can do one specific task we would be so appreciative. Thank you to all of you who have given so much to help us in our mission and we are excited to meet new volunteers.