Volunteers are the glue that hold a community together

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Scott Lewis s a very active member of the community. Not only does he spend hours a month visiting nursing homes with his dogs, but he is also a board member of several organizations/foundations in the Cleveland area. He is also a partner at a law firm. One of Scott’s favorite parts about being a volunteer is sharing his love for dogs and music with others. His motivation to continue his volunteer work is the interactions with people who appreciate the presence of him and his dogs.

Rosie and Annabelle began volunteering in 2014 when adopted by Scott. The three of them spend time volunteering at nursing homes, visiting with residents, and performing sing-a-longs. Scott, Rosie, and Annabelle became volunteers at McGregor in May of 2022.

Rosie is a 12-year-old beagle that loves meeting new people and is a very affectionate dog. She enjoys walks in the parks and woods, eating food, sniffing everything, and napping on the couch with Scott! She is also the “official mascot” at Scott’s office and enjoys spending her days there.


Annabelle is Rosie’s sister who is also a 12-year-old beagle. Annabelle was also a very affectionate dog who enjoyed the company of others and meeting new people. In December, Scott shared the sad news of Annabelle’s passing. Two days before her passing, she spent her day here at McGregor visiting residents and bringing comfort to others. – Annabelle’s presence does not go unnoticed and is truly missed by residents and staff members at McGregor.


Scott’s advice to anyone interested in volunteering is to “Immerse yourself in the activity, be diligent and persistent when it comes to scheduling and attendance, and allow for open interaction that can create a real bond no matter the frequency of your visits.”

Scott Lews

Thank you, Scott, for your dedication and commitment to Volunteering. Our residents, family, and staff are deeply grateful.


McGregor is seeking Volunteers. Any amount of time and talent you can share with our family here at McGregor is greatly appreciated.


If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact Lillian Zvosecz.   [email protected] or call 216-851-8200 ext. 1000


Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to our community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.

Thank you in advance for your kindness. Any gesture will be appreciated.