Jessica Puk, a Property Operations Administrator with Ashforth’s management services division for three years, has a strong commitment to volunteerism. As an avid dog lover and volunteer enthusiast, Jessica was able to find the bridge between her two passions by joining SNORT as a transporter.


SNORT (Short Noses Only Rescue Team) is an all-volunteer registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue based in the Northeast. Its purpose is to rescue brachycephalic dogs (mostly French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and English Bulldogs) from shelters and owners who can no longer keep them, and place them into loving homes.

About Jessica’s SNORT Volunteer Efforts

As a transporter for over two years, Jessica spends her weekends transporting dogs up to 50 miles per “leg” from Danbury to Hartford, CT. SNORT utilizes “multi-leg transports,” which means that several volunteers each drive one or more “legs.” “Each trip is so bittersweet. You get to spend time with all of these adorable and wonderful dogs and you know that you’re taking them to a happy home, but once you get there, it’s raining emotions,” said Jessica. In addition to being a transporter, Jessica serves as a SNORT bio writer, where she creates personalized bios for each dog including general information, fun facts and pictures.

In addition to volunteering her time, Jessica is also a proud rescuer. Her Boston Terrier, Brody, is a rescue. “We adopted Brody when he was one-year-old and he’s been part of the family ever since,” Jessica proudly shared.

Why Jessica Volunteers for SNORT?

“I love to help rescue dogs because it feels rewarding to help our furry friends who can’t help themselves,” explained Jessica.

Jessica also volunteers for Ashforth’s company volunteer activities including the Earth Day Mill River Clean Up project and Ashforth’s Hope in Motion Walk & Run team benefiting Bennett Cancer Center; she was a past Ashforth team co-captain.

The Ashforth Company encourages and supports volunteerism and is proud of its dedicated employees, like Jessica, who volunteer their time and work hard to help build stronger communities.

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