MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Working at a pet rescue center is a little more involved than just playing with puppies and CBS 4 anchor Walter Makaula learned that first hand when he swapped jobs with Carol Caridad of Miami’s Paws 4 You rescue.
“I’m responsible every day for over a hundred dogs including feeding, watering, bathing, and medicating them, but most importantly trying to find them their forever home,” said Caridad. “If Walter thinks he can deal with all this, let’s see if he can do it.”
Walter did everything for the dogs that Caridad spends hours doing every day as a volunteer. He fed the animals, gave them drinking water, washed more than a hundred dirty doggie bowls and even picked up after them on their restroom breaks.
Dogs at the rescue center have dirty laundry too and Walter was responsible for doing it.
He did loads of laundry there. Eeverything from putting the clothes, rags, towels, and blankets in the washing machine and dryer, then folding it all.
The day at the shelter included a short play time in the Beagle pen and some work on the non-profit’s website Paws4You.org, which shows all of the animals that are available for adoption.
“We really want to be good match makers and make sure that someone gets the right age and right size dog for their personality and their activity level,” said Caridad. “Potential owners can read about the each animal to make sure they have the perfect match for their family.”
Walter wrapped up his work day at the rescue center giving a sweet black Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler mix, a bath.
‘Lucky Girl’ was almost killed when she got caught in a tractor mower. The blades cut her up really bad. But now she’s healthy and needs a forever home.
To learn more about Lucky Girl or any of the other dogs available for adoption at Paws 4 You, click on the following link: www.Paws4You.org.
You’ll find photographs of all the available animals at the bottom of the adopt page.