As an avid musician, animal services officer Chad Olds is used to playing for a crowd — but he never expected that dogs would become his biggest fans of all.
On Fridays, Olds is on duty at Vance County Animal Shelter in North Carolina to help load animals for transport to adoptive homes or other rescues. He usually brings his guitar in to play on downtime.
“If I don’t have a whole lot going on, I'll fiddle around with my guitar in the office,” Olds told The Dodo. “Frankie Nobles, [the shelter manager], peeked his head in one day and said ‘Hey, you should try playing for the dogs!’”