I have had “dog fever” for the last few months; unfortunately, I live in a place that won’t let me have a dog, so when I came across a Facebook post looking for “bellyrubbers”, I was interested!

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa is looking for people this summer who can help volunteer. Their Facebook post says they need people who love scratching behind ears and rubbing bellies, but a quick check of their website shows they’re also looking for volunteers who can help walk, train, feed, play or groom the dogs. They also need help with meet and greets that happen around West Michigan and of course fundraisers.

So if you’ve been looking for a way to spend time (or MORE time) with dogs, or you’ve been looking for a useful way to spend your downtime, this may what wags your tail. (sorry, I had to work in a “dad” joke.)