Volunteer Writer: Katarina Wright

Katarina and dog

Volunteer since: Early 2016

Volunteer position:
Dog behavior at the Buddy Center

Why she volunteers: Over the years, we’ve adopted three wonderful cattle dog mixes from the Dumb Friends League and I’ve always wanted to give back to the League for all they do to help animals find their forever homes.

A favorite quote: “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”

What’s one of the important or surprising things you’ve learned while volunteering at the DFL? I had never had much interaction with pit bulls, so my perception of that breed was based on negative articles. It was with a lot of hesitation that I worked with my very first pit bull at the Dumb Friends League. What a surprise I was in for! Pandora, a gentle, white-brown pit, was the sweetest and most intelligent dog I had worked with. My view on pit bulls has completely changed: They are so smart, extremely fast learners and they enjoy the mental challenge of learning new things.

What do you do when you’re not volunteering at the League? I work as an independent digital marketing consultant, specializing in helping dog businesses reach dog owners who want their pups to live happy, healthy lives. For example, I support dog trainers, e-commerce, veterinarians, and boarding and day care businesses with their email marketing programs, social media management, Facebook advertising, website strategy and promotional campaigns.