Since Eva Armstrong was seven years old, she has always wanted to work with dogs, but that dream got sidetracked by her ambitions to make a lot of money working on Wall Street.
Eventually, however, all the money in the world lost its appeal and she knew she wasn’t doing what she was meant to. “I’ve always been a little bit of a work-a-holic. I was like ‘I’m going to go work on Wall Street. I’m going to make a lot of money.’ And then I was like ‘Oh my god, this is just miserable. I don’t want to do this.’ I don’t care about all the money in the world.”
Instead, Eva started Eva’s Play Pups, a countryside dog camp in 2002 for rescue dogs and dogs in kill shelters to stay until getting adopted, as well as give pet owners a loving place to leave their dogs while away on trips.
Instead of sitting all day in a cage without any attention, Eva showers every dog with affection and keeps them active all day long. “We hike, we swim, we kayak. they’re so relaxed here. You know, I get to see them at their best,” Eva explained.
For Eva, the worst part of the job is having to leave behind a dog. “We all have faces we still remember at this point that we left behind, and that’s the awful part of what we do. But, if we don’t do that, then we can’t save anyone so you just have to power through,” Eva explained tearfully.
Despite the pain that it’s caused her, Eva knows she is making a difference for lots of dogs in need and would never want to do anything else with her life. “Being with dogs and doing what I do is definitely my calling I feel like I get dogs, and I feel like dogs know that I get them,” she said.
Watch the entire video below to see how Eva spends her day since quitting her job on Wall Street.
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[Featured image credit: Eva’s Play Pups Countryside Dog Camp]