KathyVolunteer1 Kathy Wyatt has been a volunteer with us since October of 2015.  Her passion for animals is clear in all she does and we are thankful to have her with us as part of the Animals Rule team.   She is always willing to pitch in and get work done whether she’s soaking wet from bathing pups or dressing up in silly costumes to show the dogs how it’s done. Whatever she can do to make a difference she will always be the first to raise her hand.  

Kathy will tell you that rescuing dogs is why she was put on this earth; she is just doing what she is called to do.  Her friends and family call her the “Dog Magnet” because if she is out in the world a dog in need will find her.  She has been rescuing and re-homing dogs on her own for a number of years but felt she wanted to do more which led her to Animals Rule.  Kathy shares her home with her human best friend Doug and their dog pack.  When she fosters it has been joked about that the dog is entering “Doggy Disneyland” because her dogs have homemade food, their own special beds made by Doug, plenty of human affection and room to run and play with the other dogs.

Her life experiences and experience as a mom (she has 1 daughter who she adores) have given her a knack for empathizing greatly with her furry friends especially those that are nervous or scared and has helped change the lives of many dogs that couldn’t or wouldn’t trust.  As a foster mom, her heart is so big and full that every lucky dog that has found their “furever” home takes a bit of her with them & she keeps a bit of every furry friend with her. She gets giddy when she gets updates from new family, photos and videos are high priority and she will stop whatever she is doing so she can respond.

Kathy’s loyalty doesn’t stop with her work with animals she has also worked as an Office Manager in the same family owned business and building for 30 years.  It is a running joke that if they ever sell the building the new owners get her as part of the package (man, they should be so lucky!).  Rescuing dogs is her main hobby but she also enjoys going on road trips with her family, bike riding on her Trike with her dogs and hanging out watching cooking & DYI shows with her daughter.