Renée Bacher is a writer and a volunteer at a municipal animal shelter Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Columbia University, Renée’s work has been published by The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Parents, Travel & Leisure and many other national publications. Her essays have been featured on-air at WRKF, the NPR affiliate in Baton Rouge, and she has appeared on television talking about her work.
In 2011, her city’s animal shelter began posting its euthanasia list on Facebook, which was when Renée and many others in her community began pulling dogs from the shelter one at a time to foster temporarily in their homes. Renée was delighted and amazed to find that between simple word of mouth, networking foster dogs on Facebook, bringing dogs to offsite adoption events and listing them on petfinder.com, each of her foster dogs was adopted in less than three weeks. One was adopted in only five days! Addicting, to say the least.
This is a real time chronicle of her ongoing adventures in finding homes for homeless dogs. A native New Yorker, Renée has lived in Baton Rouge since 1998 with her family.