Friday, December 6, 2019

Before we close out 2019, we would like to recognize one more special volunteer: John S

John has been volunteering with AAWL since January 2018 and has since given 678+ hours! (Wowsa!!) John has proven himself to be a vital member of our volunteer crew participating in a number of activities including dog walking, Play Groups, Mentoring, and more! One of the wonderful things about John is that he recognizes that even the smallest gesture can make a huge impact. Almost every Friday, he comes down to the shelter after work and calls it his “happy hour”. Even though he’s only at the shelter for a short time, he is able to get a couple more pups out for one more walk, or simply sit with a some of his furry buddies giving them the love they deserve.

He is quick to admit that he is more of a dog person and a people person but even so, he chose to join the AAWL Mentor team. We have a handful of volunteer Mentors who train all of our new volunteers and show them the ropes around the shelter. John is patient, kind and through in his training, always welcoming new volunteers with a smile. We are so grateful to have John in our corner, because without Mentors like him, we would not be able to continue growing our volunteer team and making the incredible impact on the lives of homeless pets and our community.