By adopting Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond as the focus of our Silver Award, we were able to meet with a LRGR foster-parent volunteer as part of our research to learn about fostering dogs, the adoption process, use of microchips and how they work, and statistics about the needs in our community for homeless dogs. We hosted an information booth at Fin & Feather in Ashland along with our cookie booth sale to generate public awareness about LRGR. Mark from Fin & Feather matched our donations from this event and the money went into the LRGR veterinary/medical bills fund. We made homemade dog biscuits one meeting and passed them out during the booth sale. We went to community establishments to ask for donations for LRGR’s annual event & silent auction, We were able to donate to medical bills, provide 30 microchips and 3 Martingale engraved collars for LRGR.
We became more knowledge about Labs and fostering homeless dogs, including pregnant dogs and puppies, while also learning about the needs of LRGR so we could help in the best way possible. We learned better communication skills by emailing, calling, and talking in person to businesses for donations. We learned how to brainstorm ideas, decide, plan, and implement a group project. We learned that long term planning takes a commitment and how to work better together.