For dogs awaiting homes in shelters, the noise and anxiety of kennel life can really be a downer. That’s where officer Chad Olds comes in. His musical serenades bring a precious moment of peace amidst the turmoil.
The talented musician recently performed Alan Jackson’s ‘Like Red on a Rose’ at the Vance County Animal Shelter in Henderson, North Carolina between calls.
🎵Vance county animal shelter is adding on to their enrichment program!! Chad Olds, an animal service officer with Vance county played his guitar to a very eager crowd. The adoption room had never been so quiet and at peace. We plan to continue this program so keep watch for more free concerts 🎶 #VCASpets
Posted by Friends of Vance County Animal Shelter on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
“I bring my guitar into work with me sometimes and Chief Frank Nobles came in and said, ‘What would happen if you sang to the dogs?’ So we tried it out,” Chad told ABC News. “It was pretty amazing that it worked.”
The shelter has seen quite an uptick in donations and adoptions since the video went viral, and Chad looks forward to continue playing for his charges.