Dave Wallis, Published January 04 2010
Portraits: Bob Boyum
With volunteers somewhat scarce over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and the kennels full, Boyum spent time on Thanksgiving and about seven to nine hours on Christmas Day walking and playing with the dogs. “I try to give them more time outside their cages. Walks are usually 15 to 20 minutes, unless they’re having fun,” he explains, saying sometimes he takes them to the nearby dog park, where they might run for up to 45 minutes.
Boyum has been volunteering at the Humane Society for about three months, after moving to Fargo from Colorado. “I had some spare time on my hands, so I volunteer here twice a week for two hours at a time,” Boyum says, adding that the staff is wonderful to work with.