EDGAR A. POE
CHAMPION MORALE DIRECTOR

What do you do at the County?

I raise morale of staff and the shelter animals. I often “test” the shelter dogs' sociability to assist with adoption options.

What do you like most about your job?

I make staff smile and some of them walk me on their lunch breaks so I get them to get out of the office and exercise. Also, some dogs do not do well in a shelter environment but bringing them into the office with me sometimes helps. Sometimes we chill out, sometimes we play. Whatever they need. It helps the staff with adoption placement and identifying the right kind of family for the pet.

What's your favorite memory from your work?

I like working with the senior dogs. It makes me sad that they find themselves homeless. I let them know that the Animal Care staff will them find a new home and new life.

What does Live Well San Diego mean to you?

Being kind equally to everyone 4-legged or 2-legged. Also, I am kind of a big deal around here. I am neutered and wear my license - showing everyone that responsible ownership can look this good!

Edgar A Poe, County of San Diego
I AM Live Well San Diego

"I am the liaison between the four-legged and two-legged beings
in the shelter. I promote the perks of
responsible pet ownership
and the quest to find a loving home
for every pet."