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.