I did my senior project on setting up an adoption event for Rescue Ranch. I learned that it takes a lot of behind the scene things to prepare for these types of events. Whether or not a dog participates in an adoption event could depend on the personality of the dog or how the dog is feeling that day. I was able to learn the body language of the dogs and how to make them listen to you when you want them to. I learned that it takes a lot of preparation to bring them. You have to give them shots and make sure that they are clean and healthy before these events. My mentor John was a big help; he taught me how to handle dogs and care for them. I can use this experience to help me understand how much work goes into to helping these animals and what is needed for them. I want to thank John and Rick for the opportunity to work with the wonderful people and dogs at Rescue Ranch for my senior project.
– Robert Hodes