Homes for the Holidays - FINNEGAN DOWLING

LET'S TALK PETS - PATTY GIARRUSSO

19-12-2022 • 20 mins

Have you ever wondered what happens to shelter dogs during the holidays? Was there a way you wish you could help them but aren't in a position to adopt? Finnegan Dowling from Mutual Rescue talks about special day foster programs offered by shelters that help place shelter dogs in homes for the holidays.

Finnegan Dowling is the Shelter Program and Social Media Manager for Mutual Rescue, a national initiative of Humane Society Silicon Valley that encourages people to engage with their local shelters. Finn has worked in shelters in Washington State, Colorado, California and Nicaragua. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, her writing has also been published in The Bark, Bay Woof, SFGate and Huffington Post. A key part of her current position involves helping shelters across the country start and market day fostering programs. She is the creator of the Doggy Day Out Toolkit, a free resource of manuals and templates to help even the smallest shelters start programs of their own. She lives in Corpus Christi, Texas, with her husband and Waylon, her neurotic pit bull.

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