A busy day in rescue often means that you are smelly and tired when you finally get to go home. It means driving long hours, cleaning dirty crates, and loading puppy after scared puppy onto a van. It’s going to the pound and giving at least some of the dogs more time and a second chance to have a life. It’s having to leave so many behind and praying that they are protected by other helping hands. A busy day in rescue is spending 15 minutes helping a dog you just met trust you enough to come out of her kennel and go for a walk. It’s giving dogs the treats and names and attention that they deserve. It’s trying your best to be strong and never losing sight of the end goal: lives saved. For me, a busy day in rescue is time well spent and it is worth every second.