June 2018 Volunteer of the Month

Meet Michelle Cohen

1. How did you get involved with Magnificent Mutts & Meows and what type of volunteer work do you do for the rescue?

I joined the group in 2009 after adopting one of my three dogs. I attended events, then fostered, then volunteer coordinator, paperwork, adoption packets and much more! I have even been involved in selecting dogs to bring into the rescue for adoption which is rewarding – we call it “shopping”! Often we “shop” too much!

2. Are you a cat or dog person?


3. Do you have a favorite breed?

Not really but under 50 lbs.

4. Why would you recommend someone adopt a cat or dog?

It’s helping an animal in need – giving them a second chance. Saving from euthanization in many cases.

5. What kind of work or hobbies do you do outside of rescue?

That’s a problem as I work too much! Walking in the park, movies, music, taking care of our home and some video gaming.

6. Do you have a favorite food?


7. What is your favorite song, type of music or band?

I am very versatile — Country music mostly.

8. What is your most embarrassing moment?

Ok I was real young – at a baseball game (first one). My first game with a bunch of people and I knew nothing about the sport. I yelled out “go Dick Butkus”! Get it? His sport was not baseball. I cannot tell you how many people looked at me. I wanted to crawl under the bleachers! — Do you want one more? Making out with my boyfriend by a fireplace in our house and my dad caught us. He said what is going on here? I said we are looking for my contact lens (I had my glasses on my head)!

9. Do you have a favorite vacation spot or most favorite vacation memory?

Caribbean definitely.

10. What was the last movie you watched and why?

Dirty Dancing. Well, Patrick Swayze #1 and then dance moves!

11. Feel free to tell us something about yourself you would like others to know.

I am a mover and a shaker. Not lazy and always busy. Most people see that in me. I am always trying to figure out a better way to do things and I am a great multi-tasker.