Share The Love

In November of 2013, I joined the Board of Directors at the Pasadena Humane Society. I had already been participating in fundraising events with them for 5 years prior, but being on the board meant an opportunity to do more on a regular basis to help.

They have different committees that target specific needs of the shelter. The one I am involved in is the “Community Outreach Committee.” The best way for a shelter to help animals and people in the community is by finding as many different ways to show the facility and the services they provide, as well as a way to show  animals that are waiting in the shelter for a new family to adopt them. This has quickly become my favorite part about being involved in PHS.

Our friend, Sean Becker, went to the shelter with me, my son, and my two dogs, so he could shoot video of my dogs giving a “tour” of the facility. I had already decided how the story within the video would go ahead of time so I knew what I wanted to shoot. It took us 3 hours to get everything I wanted and my dogs had a great time playing with and on everything there.

I asked Steve Grubel, our friend who does editing on TableTop and on The Wil Wheaton Project, if he could help me edit my video together. He’s obviously really good at conveying a lot of information in a short amount of time while being able to make what you’re seeing actually make sense. He was happy to help.

Yesterday, I gave the final cut of the video to Pasadena Humane Society so they could have it on their website, Facebook page, and Twitter.  They loved it, and have already shared it in the hopes of showing the community just what they do to help so many animals. I know I say it all the time, but I am so proud to be part of helping such an awesome organization. And I’m not gonna lie, my dogs look pretty darn adorable in this video if I do say so myself.


14 thoughts on “Share The Love

  1. School-aged children reading to shelter animals? I’m not gonna lie, that made me squeal with joy. What a brilliant idea, and win/win! Love the video and the work you do!

  2. Aww your dogs looks so cute! I always miss my old brother when I see other dogs. Congratulations for the video, it’s awesome and well done!

  3. Our local shelter teams up with the local library for a reading program. Programs like that are great: kids get reading practice and the dogs get some companionship and attention.

    My soon to be 6 year old has decided to collect donations for our local shelter for his birthday. I admit, it hit me in the feels when he said he had enough toys and wanted to help the animals instead.

  4. What an awesome place! I wish our Humane Society here did things like that. I know, I know – I could volunteer and help out. And I will. I promise. As soon as I have the time. Honest!

  5. I can see why you’re so proud of the video. Hopefully it will bring lots of volunteers and donations to the shelters and help lots of animals find homes.

  6. Been a fan of Wil’s since the NG Days but you just edged him out of the race. I am the founder of Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry Disaster Services in Arizona, servicing 10 of the 15 counties. Maricopa is the 2nd largest Animal Control after LA. Keep up the good work!

  7. Love this! I have a new foster dog right now (we may keep her/it’s a trial, since we just lost the most amazing Trinity), and this reminds me of why we do such things. Thanks.

    I’ve seen a few other vids that are just great like this (the Bulldog Best Day one and the Abba Pit Bull one are great!), and they never get old. Way to go, Anne, Seamus, and Marlowe!

  8. Great job! I love the work you and the shelter are doing! And your puppies are adorable.

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