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Meet the Team – Elanza’s story

IMG_7248My 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 and towards the end of December I trapped Tracy in her office and somehow managed to convince her that Dogtown needs me! January I handed in my resignation at my corporate job and the rest is history.

My personal life pretty much revolves around my little family which when I think about it, is not really so little. My human family consists of my wife and partner in crime Wilmi, who runs the Pet lodge at Dogtown, and our beautiful little boy who just turned one. He is the sunshine and light of my day and I honestly can’t imagine my life without his infectious smile. My fur-family consists of 5 dogs and 5 cats, all of which rescued. My twins joined my family on my first few weeks at Dogtown. Foster puppies they said, it would be fine they said 😉 6 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