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Spotlight:Nicole Johnson

Location: Leslie A. Malone Center

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What inspired you to volunteer at the League?

I have always liked the DFL. I adopted two fur babies as puppies from there a lab mix named Shilah and a rat terrier mix named Macy. When Shilah passed away, I said I would never adopt another dog and thought volunteering would be the next best thing. I was looking for something totally opposite from my day job. I originally wanted to be a copywriter and write the cute descriptions of the animals on the website, but there were no volunteer spots available. My animal care position has turned out to be a great fit.

What’s one of the most important/surprising things you’ve learned volunteering OR what’s the funniest thing that has happened while volunteering?

I am surprised at the number of animals the shelter houses!  Just when I thought I had seen all areas, I was assigned to the lower level dog kennels and discovered more babies to visit.

Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?

I always stumble across great quotes. A new favorite that popped up on my InsightTimer app says:

----Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. By Roy T. Bennett

What do you do when you’re not volunteering at the League?

I work in the technology department for Denver Public Schools.

Anything else you’d like to share?

The staff and other volunteers are always willing to help and make me feel supported. It’s a great environment to spend time every week.