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Posted By SLCo Animal Services
June 01, 2018

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Kellie Dickamore is our Volunteer of the Month!

Great volunteers like you never want anything in return, but are always ready to do great things out of turn. Thanks for volunteering Kellie!

What brought you to SLCoAS? 7 years ago, there was a Pittie Pride event at the Shelter. I had rescued a pittie puppy from a horrid situation, and knew nothing about pit bulls. I spoke with a staff member at the event while Cesar was getting his vaccines and micro chip. The employee suggested I check out the volunteer program, so that I could work with, and get to know more pit bulls. So, I did. And I am hooked!

What is your favorite thing about volunteering? My favorite part about volunteering is giving back to the one thing that has taught me the most about unconditional love, sacrifice and loyalty. Dogs. I love being able to help give a voice to the voiceless, and to advocate for them. I also love working with the more challenging furkids!

What do you like to do in your spare time? Spare time.. what is that? I love working with my dogs, spending time with my family, being outdoors, reading and listening to great music. 

Tell us about your family and fur kiddos: I am married to the most amazing man, and have 2 bonus kids who stole my heart from day one. And I am going to be a grandma this year! 

My fur kids are many... Cesar is my 1st pittie, then came Rex, Sophie-she’s my husband’s dog through and through. There are also two felines-Cleo and Figaro. 

What advice do you have for new SLCoAS volunteers? Communication is key! If you are unsure of something, speak up and ask! If you see something, say something. And most importantly, volunteer open heartedly. Everyone at County that you will work with, appreciates you, and all are willing to help you succeed 

Do you have a favorite adoption story?I have a lot. Adopting Rex though is at the top of the list. My little shelter pup has taught me more about myself and the world than I ever knew was possible. I am a better human being because of him. 

Tell us something unique about you: I’m pretty average- I love Disney, Tinkerbell especially, and Martial Arts (though I haven’t trained in a while) 

Where is your favorite place to travel? Disney...Disney... the Southern Caribbean is wonderful, and Europe is on my bucket list. 

Interested in volunteering? Find out more on our volunteer page