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Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Pulley-Case
by Mary Janak, volunteer writer
Pam Pulley-Case is a veteran and versatile Dumb Friends League volunteer. When she’s not at her full-time job—as a 28-year realtor for Preferred Properties—Pam volunteers with the League’s Special Events Team.
“I love the League,” Pam says. She started volunteering 19 years ago in Humane Education. For 12 years she taught K-12 students how to interact with and care for their pets, then gave new volunteer orientation for two years, and then, five years ago, Pam moved to special events. She gives talks at businesses about the League and works for Pet Caravan and fundraising events. Last April, she volunteered at one of the popular Yappy Hours, where the theme was “April Fool’s Gold.” Guests were asked to wear gold and couldn’t resist Pam’s and other League volunteers’ enthusiasm for playing fun League- and theme-related trivia games. “I like watching lots of dogs with their humans,” Pam says.
She has also helped find the perfect animals for people. “My favorite story is about my elderly neighbor who lives alone,” she said. “He lost his sweet little old dog and was heartbroken. One day I was at the League and saw a cute little dog. I learned she was not up for adoption because she didn’t like kids, cats or other dogs.
“I knew she would be perfect for my neighbor. The adoption counselor said, ‘Bring him in and we will see.’ I did and the now-Missy jumped in his lap and the rest was history. They adore each other. They walk several times a day, which is good for both!”
Pam also has her perfect match—Lucy, a 9-year-old Jack Russell/Catahoula mix from New Mexico, also a League alumnus. “I actually have a dog and a half,” she says. “Bogie, a Maltese mix rescue (just not from the League) visits us 50 percent of the time; we share ‘custody’ with his flight attendant mom.”
It’s all about love.