, a self-proclaimed animal fanatic, has worked with German shepherd rescues for the past four years.
As a child, she
found herself drawn to the plight of animals and felt an overwhelming urge to help those in need.
first dog was a German shepherd from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
At the time, you were not allowed to choose your breed, but she
had hoped for a shepherd, and as luck would have it, she
was given a wonderful GSD puppy.
This shepherd, Sparrow, had a wonderful and lasting impact on Penny
and forged a deep love for the breed.
believes that something has always drawn her
to German shepherds.
Not only was her
first Guide dog puppy a German shepherd, but every subsequent stray or dog in need of a home that she
came across over the next 20 yrs, was also a shepherd.
began actively working with German shepherd rescues after adopting her
current dog, Lilly.
For the past four years, she
has shared her
love of the breed with others through her
writing, creation of flyers, web content and currently an online column at Examiner.com, where she
shares as much information on dogs as she
Penny hopes that the articles that she
writes, as well as the web content she
creates, can help to educate others about the importance of altering pets and the importance of supporting rescue organizations such as Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
is excited to be working with other volunteers who are passionate about German shepherds and she
hopes that the Northwest German Shepherd Rescue
team can successfully place MANY shepherds into wonderful new homes.