#IAmHomewardPet – Peggy Noll
To seek out somebody who embodies the values, the historical past and the guts of Homeward Puppy, you want to appear no additional than our liked Peggy Noll. As of this 12 months, Peggy has been with Homeward Puppy for 29 years.
Peggy’s skilled occupation began in hospitality for the airways. She labored with Alaska Airways for 29 years in gross sales control. Her process, as a liaison for massive firms, allowed her to indulge her love of commute and to enjoy unique places. Her favourite commute vacation spot used to be Nepal the place she hung out residing in a tree area which she traveled to and from at the again of an elephant. That they had infrequently any electrical energy, no scorching water, cooked over campfire and ate most commonly ramen noodles and hard rooster. However the enjoy used to be as soon as in a life-time for her.
Peggy has all the time been an animal lover. She followed her first canine, Skipper the Brittany Spaniel, on the age of 8. Her adoption historical past in maturity has spanned a mess of cats and canine. And the quantity is higher by way of the various feral kittens and foster animals that hung out in her house prior to adoption.
Her first cat, Max, used to be rescued from the gross sales workplaces of Alaska Airways. Her most up-to-date cat, Houdini (Hootie) used to be the one one followed from Homeward Puppy. She describes him as a big cat with a bigger character. Hootie passed on to the great beyond this previous Christmas on the previous age of 16.
Because of her lifetime of commute, she used to be no longer in a position to combine a canine into her global till her global bogged down. Her first canine as an grownup used to be a three-legged lab named Brandi who had come from a home abuse scenario. Brandi used to be being surrendered to Homeward Puppy in 2003. Peggy fell in love and agreed to foster. Brandi by no means left Peggy’s house. She used to be the primary in a line of Peggy’s doggies that incorporated Jazz, Whoopi (whose identify graces our scientific wishes fund), Valuable, Dottie and Spike. Whilst many are used to seeing Peggy and her present domestic dog, Dottie, at native occasions, Valuable, a tiny teacup poodle, used to be followed from Homeward Puppy as smartly and pre-dated Dottie because the spokesdog for the group.
Peggy’s volunteer position didn’t get started with Homeward Puppy. Previous to volunteering with Homeward Puppy, Peggy hung out volunteering with Heads Up, serving to teenagers in Bellevue; Youngsters’s Medical institution; and Eastlake Vet Hospital.
Peggy’s tenure with Homeward Puppy began moderately inauspiciously. Her excellent buddy, Ruth, have been speaking about this glorious rescue that she volunteered with and satisfied Peggy to return by way of one Friday evening. Peggy assumed that they’d take a handy guide a rough peek round after which head out to dinner. She ended up spending all of the night cleansing kennels, feeding and strolling the animals, doing dishes and so forth. She by no means made it to dinner and has been an integral a part of Homeward Puppy ever since. She has been with us throughout the identify trade from Hooterville Puppy Safehaus to Homeward Puppy Adoption Middle and all 4 of Homeward Puppy’s “houses” – the unique location, Nation Village, Clearwater Spas and now our present house.
She has top hopes for our subsequent transfer, noting that she hopes it’ll come with endured enlargement of our medical institution and behavioral techniques, extra assembly house to house neighborhood interactions, worry loose kenneling, an off-leash park for coaching and socializing, a volunteer coaching program for youths, and the power to host gatherings for our rescue and delivery companions.
In a while after her retirement from Alaska Airways in 2005, Peggy turned into an intervening time Govt Director for Homeward Puppy. She retained that intervening time position for 1.5 years. Peggy describes her time because the Govt Director as a difficult one. The group used to be housed within the Clearwater Spas development. We have been overstretched and under-resourced. The development used to be the most important house we’d had so far with the most important collection of animals housed there, however used to be poorly laid out with restricted parking, common flooding problems, and deficient public visibility.
In spite of the demanding situations, Peggy’s contributions in neighborhood members of the family set the degree for the position she continues to play to at the present time. Peggy began a communications marketing campaign that incorporated private outreach, newsletters, press releases, and television interviews. She’s a powerful believer in being lively within the native Chamber of Trade and has served at the Forums for our native Chambers. She enjoys assembly new other people and cherishes the long-term friendships she’s constructed.
When requested if there may be the rest she hasn’t carried out with Homeward Puppy that she needs she had, she regrets no longer being extra arms on with our animals. She loved her volunteer time with Eastlake Vet Hospital and feels she would have loved volunteering in our medical institution. She additionally needs that she’d been extra excited about coaching and enrichment for our animals. We are saying, it’s by no means too overdue.
Will Peggy retire? The solution to this used to be an emphatic NO. She’s going to proceed running so long as her well being lets in and, even though she needed to retire, would almost certainly proceed to volunteer, donate and suggest.
Homeward Puppy is blessed to have an angel like Peggy on our aspect.