I am a retired elementary teacher. My husband and I moved to Salem, Oregon in 2006. Since I have always loved dogs, I decided to volunteer at Willamette Humane Society and started walking shelter dogs on Wednesday afternoons. I began taking pictures of the dogs I walked just for fun, but soon found myself writing a blog about the shelter dogs, trying to help get them adopted to great homes. I now take all of the dog pictures for the Oregon Humane Society Salem Campus website. I have met wonderful people in the staff and volunteers at the shelter and, of course, have fallen in love with many, many dogs. Spike most of all.
Beth Cooley said:
I really like your new format Martha! Keep up the stunning pictures and great work-we need you!!
thankyou for doing this site and for all you do at the humane society, you are a very important and special person!
Navit Berman said:
WHS is very lucky to have you, your Fb page and blog are great! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
You are a beautiful soul..
Dave Hamlin said:
WHS is very fortunate that you and your husband moved here.You are a great friend to the shelter dogs and do so much to help them,and Rickey the cat too.Spike and the dogs are lucky to have you there.
Marilyn Knowles said:
Martha, keep up all the wonderful work you do!! You are awesome!!
Walt Tracey. Mission, Texas said:
WOW. What a great presentation. Our little furry folks are lucky to have someone like you.
Skeeter (Leann) Jeffers said:
I’m needing a special dog,orders from my Dr. I have PTSD. We were ranchers so Iv’e had dogs in my life all the time except for the last 10 yrs. & these past years have been hard. I live in a small town now & a 2 bed. retirement apartment. I have 3 grandchildren (grade school). My dog will have to go everywhere w/ me, he or she will
be my best friend, my life! Out of all our dogs in my life I only had 2 that when they died I died too! But so much more has happened to me since they died. My Dr. wrote out a prescription for me to have a dog back in my life to help me w/ my PTSD so maybe I can remember some of my past & not to be afraid of everyday living. My life was cattle, horses & most of all my dogs!! I know a dog will get me out side again & will help me want to live. Thank you Skeeter
I hope you find the perfect dog for you. You are right, they can be your very best friend. Good luck.
Great blog fellow Oregonian! You have a new follower 🙂
KATHERINE TEAS said:
That Is A Very NIce Thing Do.ITs CALL PAY- IT-FOR WARD……. NICE 🙂