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Meet the Team – Elanza’s story

My name is Elanza and without question, I have the best job in the world. I get to place our beautiful furkids into loving, forever, second chance homes :) My path with Dogtown started in December 2011 when a friend asked me to join them to volunteer. I have never looked back. I volunteered most of December 2011 and towards the end of the month I trapped Tracy in her office and somehow managed to convince her that Dogtown needs me! January 2012 I handed in my resignation at my corporate job and the rest is history.

My fur-family consists of 5 dogs and 4 cats, all of which rescued. My twins joined my family in my first few weeks at Dogtown. Foster puppies they said, it would be fine they said 😉 7 years later they are still sleeping in my bed 😊 my cats of course rule the roost, as is the case in most cat- homes :)

Back to Dogtown, my day consists of putting out fires, networking our dogs, processing adoption applications, putting out some more fires, doing home checks, panicking about money and taking our adopted dogs home… in a nutshell :) I have grown so much as a person during my time at Dogtown. My people skills have slightly deteriorated but my life has been enriched to a point of no return and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life than helping our dogs in any way I possibly can.

When you visit Dogtown you will in all likelihood find me in the office, on the phone, answering emails and attempting to multi-task while waving at passers by realizing I’m late for some or other appointment :)

That’s me in a nutshell … Elanza, Proud team member of team DogtownSA

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