I spent last weekend trying to do my part for a rescue dog and making myself feel good. I believe that nothing makes you feel better than service, either to your fellow man or for your fellow four-legged friends. It brings a sense of happiness and well-being. I have been trained to value service and do what I can for those in need. I spent a few years of my life working full time so that I could fund the nonprofit organization I started; to take dogs from shelters, train them, and donate them to adults and children in need.
I was so happy when a read on dog news website of an Australian who is on a mission to save every does in the world. It’s a huge dream. And the world will be a better place if everyone can do something to save this fury four legged friends of us. I believe this is the only way we can truly stamp out cruelty to a dog. I like sharing stories like this, so here goes the story.
Ryan Anderson is a man living in Australia who considers himself the “world's biggest dog lover.” That's absolutely a pretty big statement to make — but Anderson completely lives up to it, every single day.
There isn't a single part of Anderson's life that does not involve dogs. He is a full-time employee of RSPCA, working as an animal welfare inspector. During his free time, he volunteers and fosters, trying to make the world a better place for every dog he meets.
“I started out just volunteering every weekend with different rescue groups, fostering dogs, attending events, transporting animals and donating, and currently I also promote rescue dog events, fundraisers, adoptable animals through my social media as well as instructive posts for promoting responsible dog ownership,” Anderson told The Dodo.
Anderson's love and enthusiasm for helping rescue dogs, in fact, started out with a task to meet as many different dogs as possible. The more dogs he is in contact with, the more he recognized how much help the rescue community requires and how much gain can come from education. Soon, his mission changes from just “meeting all the dogs” to “extending care and awareness about rescue dogs” as well.
“Originally, I was just out on a personal mission to get a photograph with every different dog breed in the world,” Anderson said. “But, as it gained more footing, my sidekick Rottweiler, Goose, and I agreed to help better inform the general public in regards to responsible dog ownership and encourage rescue dogs through social media as the first choice for people in the market for a new dog, and therefore, ‘Aussie Dog Guy' was created.”