Debbie Sorensen started volunteering for Animal House in June of 2015. Debbie had been involved as a volunteer with the Service Dog Project in Boston, and she decided that she wanted to do something locally to help dogs. She started out as a dog walker, and gradually became more involved.
Debbie participates in almost every aspect of Animal House. In addition to walking dogs, she helps with adoption and outreach events, bathing, dog transport, and she works with the shelter dogs as a K9 Coach. Debbie has saved the day many times by providing a rescue ride for dogs traveling from another shelter to Animal House. She finds giving rescue rides to be very rewarding because, “You get to see the dogs come in, and some are really scared. It’s nice to come back 2-3 days later and see them calmer, cleaned up, and going for walks. A lot of times they are really different. It’s so nice to see how much we help them!” Debbie enjoys interacting with the people at Animal House as much as the dogs. She says of volunteering, “It enriches my life as much as the dogs.”
When Debbie isn’t volunteering, she works as a realtor with C3 Real Estate Solutions, she hikes, bikes, spends time with family, and enjoys the mountains. Debbie and her husband, Roger, have two rescue dogs at home: Banda, a 9-year-old Boxer who was found stray in Red Feather Lakes, and Myler, a 1-year-old Boxer/Shepherd mix who she adopted from Animal House as a puppy.
Debbie, thank you for your life-saving work for the dogs. You are an essential member of the Animal House team!