Volunteer Spotlight: Mia Walker is NOT a person

A guest at the shelter recently asked one of our volunteers,  “What is it that you do here?” The volunteer responded, “I’m a Mia Walker.”

Prompting the guest to respond, “Maybe I wasn’t clear. I asked what you do?”

“That’s what I do. I’m a Mia Walker. I’m part of the team that takes Mia for her walks,” said the volunteer.

Mia is an 89 pound, German Shepherd mix. Her family situation had changed and Mia ended up spending her time alone in the yard. Her family knew Mia deserved a home where she would be a part of the family and taken for walks.

Mia went to an RCHS foster home. That went great until the foster parent had an injury and couldn’t take Mia for her walks. Mia needs walks! There’s an old saying: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” This is how the Mia Walkers came to be.

Every week a group of dedicated RCHS volunteers  took turns going to Mia’s foster home to take her for walks. She needed regular exercise for her health and to keep her social and friendly.

It worked. Mia was adopted! She’s now queen of her new home and gets walks every day.

Special thanks to the Mia Walkers for their dedication and for carrying on the tradition that, at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow®. For more information on volunteering, log on to sdpets.org.