“At Southern Pup, we view dogs as ministering companions who grace our lives and homes with their presence. They teach us about life and friendship, love and God.” These words from Alice motivate her to often tend to over a hundred dogs at a time in and around their home.
“Poor Jeff,” Alice laughed. “Our home is always filled with animals, in the bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways, office, the dining room, foyer, the basement. I doubt there is a corner of our home that has not housed an animal in need. Thankfully, Jeff has a heart for animals. He’s had companion animals through the years, even personal inside dogs overseas while he served as a missionary in Belize and Nigeria for 17 years. He’s rescued monkeys and baboons, but I think he thought his days of animal husbandry were behind him when he returned stateside in 2016.” Jeff replied, “God definitely has a sense of humor, but I knew what I was getting into when Alice and I married. When Tina and Gary reached out about the volunteer week, we were thrilled they would donate their time, sweat, and resources to support Southern Pup. Our main goal for the week was to begin building several raised containment runs that will be integrated around the property. With the high numbers in need rotating through our home at any given time, we need housing for litters of pups and for our large free running adult pack that will enable us to regain our home as a little nest of our own. The raised weatherproof decking gets animals off the ground and makes cleaning and sanitizing of pens possible. This is healthier for the animals.”
“We can use this week as an opportunity to fellowship, meet some new people and expose the community to the wonderful work Southern Pup is doing.” Invitations were sent out to friends, civic organizations and leaders from the community in Macon.”