Hi! I’m Erica, a fourth year UVA student who is obsessed with dogs. That cutie in the red sweater is Chip (#thechip), my partner in crime since I was 10! Why am I blogging about shelter dogs? Well I’ve volunteered countless times with local shelters, but I’ve never really delved deep into the inner-workings of everything that goes into a shelter dog’s life. It takes more than a few hands to keep a shelter up and running, so through this blog I hope to learn about the different sides of dog shelters, from the volunteer program to animal behavioral specialists. In between meeting and talking to some awesome professionals, I’ll keep you updated on all the furry faces you can meet at the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA! Get ready for some adorable doggie portraits and to learn more about why you should adopt a shelter dog!