Greenbrier Academy's Cat and Dog Programs are a favorite among students.

Following a recent relaunch of the program, we now work closely with a local animal rescue team called “Operation Underdog.” Operation Underdog works with local animals shelters and rescue groups to help prevent euthanasia, establish foster homes, and organize vetting.  Working with Operation Underdog, GBA’s dog program, now called “Underdog Academy,” fosters up to 4 dogs at a time.

Greenbrier students feed, water, walk, and train the dogs while they are with us. Our girls care for the dogs on their own time, even if it means giving up free time for themselves.  The Underdog Academy program teaches our students responsibility while providing a place for them to focus on something bigger than their individual selves.

Greenbrier Academy & Operation Underdog

Co-founder Sarah Buday with Butterball. Butterball was saved from the Humane Society of Raleigh County and transported to her rescue thanks to Pilots and Paws.

Greenbrier Academy for Girls are Helping Dogs in Need

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“Ever since I became the head of cat program, I have completely fallen in love with cats. The cat program gave me the confidence to start an internship at a vet clinic back at home, and I am now considering veterinary medicine as my major for when I go to college. Whenever I’m having a hard time, the cats make me feel needed and they give me the compassion and understanding that I need. The cat program has given me a lot of new valuable skills like time management, teaching, and managing a group of people.” – Alexis Rooney/ GBA Student

GBA also has a thriving cat program that teaches students how to care for cats. This program gives the girls an opportunity to work on being responsible for animals in need. Spending time with the cats is also a huge benefit to the students’ therapeutic progress. The girls give the cats a loving and safe environment while they are waiting for someone to adopt them and take them to their forever home.

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