Pit_and_MarlinAfter my first entry, people have been asking, “Who’s Marlin?” Briefly, I am the Mobile Outreach Coordinator for PHS. I drive the 33-foot long Mobile Unit and squeeze it into impossible spaces at a variety of community events. Inside, we have kennels for adoptable dogs and seats for enthusiastic mobile volunteers. We happily motor off to events every Saturday and Sunday and a day or two during the week as well. At these events, we display around 40 informational sheets or flyers and showcase our adoptable dogs while representing PHS. We are in such demand that our event calendar is booked several months in advance!



Week of September 30-October 4, 2015

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

So, we’ve had a very interesting weekend!  On Saturday, Oct. 3, my alarm went off at 4:30 am and, let’s face it, it’s not my favorite time of the day!  We all were up way too early (and could probably have gone later without a problem) and headed over to Altadena’s Best Fest where only one person actually knew where …

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Week of September 23-27, 2015

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

It’s been a hectic weekend!  On Friday, Sept. 25, we were at the San Gabriel Petco for their adoption weekend.  The weather was mercifully tolerable, but just to cover things, I worked out a plan to keep the Mobile Unit cool; while the door was open, I installed a clear plastic sheet over the doorway.  …

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Week of September 16-20, 2015

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

It’s been another interesting week especially with some very welcome rain and lower temperatures.  Too bad those temperatures didn’t last for the weekend!  Unfortunately, my day off on Tuesday was marred by the fact that my wife and I had to take “Guinevere,” our 18 year old black cat to our veterinarian to have her cross over …

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Week of September 9-13, 2015

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

Wow!  Can the weather get any hotter?  The dogs here at the shelter all have water misters that keep them cool; but in my office, the air conditioner can barely keep up!  Every so often, I’d leave the office and go sit with a dog in the kennels just to cool down!  So, for Saturday, …

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