Since I love dogs, let’s talk furry friends. I volunteered for Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS), an organization that trains dogs to assist people with mobility challenges, autism, and PTSD. Although I’m not one of the three professional staff trainers, I take dogs to places like Lowes, grocery stores, shopping malls, and parks. The outings teach dogs to focus on cues and their handlers and not the environment. My volunteer work with PAALS sparked the idea for THE PUPPY BARTER.