"I'd been doing rescue since 2011 with two other groups besides this one," Labuda said. "The last group I left because it was a shelter-based rescue. It was just too much for me. I worked there seven days a week, 365 days a year."
Labuda, who also has a day job in addition to Paws Up 4 Rescue, said even running a foster-based rescue takes up great amounts of time. But in this case, the work is more mental and less physical.
So when new volunteers ask, 'When should I come clean cages," Labuda quickly informs them that's not the help she needs.
"Come to an event to help us," Labuda said. "Help us clean up after the puppies at the event."