After losing his beloved 12-year-old pitbull Sadie some years ago, Jeff Sanderson signed up as a volunteer at the Canyon County animal shelter. He gained a bit of fame — and a nickname, “Hamburger Jeff” — because of his habit of taking a different shelter dog out for lunch.
Sanderson will be posting updates about his lunches and his canine dining companions on this site soon.
In the meantime, take a look at the feature we wrote last year about Hamburger Jeff and his generosity towards the animals:
Canyon County shelter canines get a break — and a burger and fries, sometimes with ranch dressing
By ANNA WEBB
Jeff Sanderson has a seasonal job in the bagging department at the sugar factory in Nampa. He works temp jobs in the off-season. Most recently that’s been for a local auto auction, driving cars out for display before they go up for bid.
Still, he finds the time and dollars to take canine residents of the Canyon County Animal Shelter out for lunch at least a couple of times a week.
Sanderson drives. The dogs ride shotgun.
“I’m not in a place where I can spend $100 a week on burgers. So I get the value meals or I go to the store when there’s a sale on hotdogs,” said Sanderson. “They like hotdogs.”