Sarah from UK (July 2020) part of ROLDA UK Team, ADOPTER, VOLUNTEER
I have always been an enormous animal lover, dogs being my absolute favorite animal of all. I have three gorgeous rescue dogs, one of which I adopted from ROLDA in 2012. I was so bowled over by the fantastic rescue that Dana had built up from literally nothing. I followed the rescue over the years, feeling frustrated that I couldn’t do more to help them.
My ROLDA rescue, Mia is such an amazing girl, I couldn’t bare to think of other dogs like her suffering on the streets. I saw a post on Facebook from Dana one day asking for volunteers and jumped at the chance to get involved. I started off just helping with the inbox, sending thank you emails and answering inquiries. Then this year I became ROLDA’s adoption coordinator for the UK. The role is so rewarding, I get to help find loving forever homes for dogs who have had the most awful start in life. Once a dog is adopted that also frees space at the rescue for another dog to be saved from the streets. The ROLDA team are so caring, I’ve had so much support and help in learning the role from the UK manager Gemma. I now feel part of an amazing team that’s doing something really special. I would highly recommend volunteering, even if you only have an hour a week to spare, you could be helping to do something really incredible.