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 July 24-28

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

What a week I’ve had! Besides pressing office issues keeping me glued to my desk, Friday saw me and our VP of Community Relations heading out to Perris to check in on the work being done on our brand new Mobile Unit! We took pictures, made choices on “furniture” placement inside, and generally oohed and …

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Week of July 20-24

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

This has been quite an eventful weekend! With the upcoming “Clear the Shelters” adoption event on Saturday, July 23, I made the decision to not take the Mobile Unit to the Arboretum on Friday the 22nd as scheduled. I just had far too much work to do! I was glad since it was hot on …

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Week of July 13-17

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

I’ve had a very busy weekend and I couldn’t be any more tired if I tried! In spite of my taking Saturday and Sunday off, pulling together the Annual Swim/Potluck Mobile Volunteer Party seems to get harder for me every year. But there were still Mobile events and one started off Friday evening with Mobile going to the Arboretum for …

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Week of July 7-10

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

It’s been a quick and easy week. On Saturday, July 9, I slept in a bit late . . . hey, it was my birthday and I wanted to sleep in! I finally headed in to PHS mid-morning to figure out which dogs we would take to Pasadena POPS at the Arboretum later in the …

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Week of July 2-4

Categories: On the Road with Marlin

I’ve had a relaxing two weeks off from work! My wife and I and our three dogs spent time at a beach house in Cambria and enjoyed the comfortable temperatures and fantastic coastal scenery. We even stopped at the local dog park. But I’m not a strong supporter of dog parks since it’s too hard …

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