Super Hero Volunteer and Foster Home

Dan Mills, Fremont

Dan & Moana, photo by Emily Verna
Dan & Moana

Dan Mills has been a superhero volunteer with Furry Friends Rescue since 2011. We can always count on him to volunteer for many urgent needs. He is a core Dog Adoption Showcase lead (showcase set up, junior volunteers supervision, break down), helps at all our events (equipment and dog showcase), and transports rescue dogs from many animal shelters and our vets.

In addition, Dan and his wife, Sally, have fostered many FFR dogs, especially senior labs and have adopted a couple of them. When he retired, he puts in hundreds of miles in his own vehicles to transport many urgent dogs and cats, usually on short notice for us and other rescues/shelters from distant shelters. Dan also keeps stock of foster home supplies (food, crates, dog needs) at home to quickly provide to our new rescue dog and foster families as needed.

Dan & Melinda, photo by Sachet Dube
Dan & Melinda

Dan and Sally are also a foster home for Daisy, a sanctuary dog. They have been providing for all her care and donate thousands of dollars of veterinary cost for her. Daisy was returned to FFR by her guardian in early 2018 when Daisy became very ill and her guardian could not provide for her veterinary care. Daisy has diabetes and requires prescription food, insulin injections twice daily, and other medications. The diabetes has led to cataract blindness, and the Mills’ have funded surgical lens implants. Thanks to Dan and Sally, Daisy is loved for life. They are her heroes and loving Miracle Club home. We are extremely grateful for Dan’s dedication to help save furry lives!

—Emily Verna, President

Shelters, Rescues Are Grateful for Their Awesome Volunteers in 2019