Investing a few hours every week caring for older dogs at my local shelter is returning HUGE dividends. Senior dogs like Miller here, get straight to the point.
He tracked my gaze, watched me walk over to one of the dog beds, and saw I wasn't faking my interest in offering a belly rub session.
It's reassuring to have such a clear call and response with the dogs. I always leave feeling good, and believing that I'm a good judge of character.
It also just feels nice to show these sugar faces some deserving love while they find a new family.
If you're wondering about how to add some positivity to your new year, I highly recommend investing your time volunteering at your local rescue or shelter.
And if you're looking to add some senior sweetheart loving into your home, you can find Miller at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco.