In July 2014 Dilara Kiran moved to Fort Collins to begin the combined degree DVM/PhD program at CSU and currently conducts research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Dilara knew that she wanted to adopt a dog from a local rescue or shelter and decided the best way to find a good fit would be to volunteer to walk adoptable dogs. She saw the Animal House booth at New West Fest and signed up to join the volunteer team. Dilara hadnt even completed her first volunteer training when a Facebook post about Animal House foster dog Tanner caught her eye.
One meet and greet later, Dilara fell in love. Since Tanner had been at Animal House for a while and there had been some challenges, Dilara worked with his foster Dad and Volunteer Coordinator Kim to make sure that Tanner had an easy transition. Dilara saw first hand the hard work and compassionate care that Animal House staff, volunteers & foster homes give to each dog and puppy.
Adopting Tanner made Dilara want to become more involved, and when her schedule limited her time to walk dogs, Dilara decided to become an event volunteer. Since she has her own happy tail to share, Dilara finds it easy to advocate for Animal House. It also allows her the chance to get to know individual adoptable dogs. Dilara has enjoyed volunteering at events so much that she has become Animal Houses newest event lead! She looks forward to taking on the additional responsibility and continuing to be an avid supporter of Animal Houses mission.