My name is Stana Fountain-Yates and my whole life I have always loved animals. When I was four my mother decided to get me my first dog for Christmas and I have always had a love for dogs. I went to Radford University for Advertising and Graphic Design and after four great years I graduated with a B.A in Communication with a Concentration in Advertising in Graphic Design. I spent a lot of time at college volunteering at my local animal shelter. It would just break my heart to see the hundreds of dogs come in. To some these dogs were dumped like trash and not worth keeping, to me they were just different souls with different stories to tell about them. Throughout my life we have always had multiple dogs in the family (Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniel, Lab, Border Collie, even Pit Bulls), once I graduated college I wanted to continue volunteering and helping more dogs. I joined Bully Paws Pit Bull Patriots of Fredericksburg, VA. I was welcomed in the group of full force.
I have been working with Bully Paws for six years now as as foster parent, event coordinator, and the medical coordinator for the rescue. I bring dogs into my home and with lots of love, training, and socialization I manage to find them homes. I have successfully found homes for over 40 dogs. I’ve dealt with strays, abandoned dogs, sick dogs, puppies, dogs with disabilities, etc. All dog have had different personalities and all with different back stories. The bottom line is they all needed help. Don’t get me wrong I love pit bulls (if you couldn’t tell) but I’m an animal lover and I love all dog and animals in general. I’m a DOG PERSON!