It takes a special kind of person to love a special kind of dog, not to name three very special dogs. Volunteer Betty Galambos is just that kind of person. Betty has been an OAS volunteer for over 5 years. When she began volunteering, she didn’t anticipate she’d also wind up an adopter three times over. But that’s just what happened, one special dog at a time. First came Buddy, a tripod dog that needed a foster home to recover in. Betty fell in love and decided to keep sweet Buddy.
Then a year later came Little One. Little One was born without an eye but has a wild happy spirit to make up for this minor disability. Similar to Buddy’s story, Little One needed a foster home but quickly became a permanent fixture in Betty’s life.
And last but not least is little Houdini. Nicknamed ‘Dini, you wouldn’t guess at first that this little Daschund mix is completely blind. He trots around with his two other friends just as happy as can be, frolicking and running to his heart’s content.
It is volunteers and supporters like Betty that make our work at OAS so rewarding. Betty, a retired Oakland Unified School teacher, has a big heart, and her skills here at the shelter help us keep things running smoothly. We couldn’t be more thankful to all of the people who come to us to adopt, and a special thanks to those who take on our most special animals.