Friday, February 1, 2019

Our Chandler Mall Adoption Center would surely be hurting without volunteers like Karen B. Karen has been volunteering at the Mall Adoption center ever since the glorious day we took that storefront over from a puppy mill pet shop in 2012 and has given nearly 1,000 hours of service since! Karen is an excellent caretaker for our animals and always ready to pitch in whenever we are in need. We can rest easy knowing that every Sunday, Karen will be there, not only taking care of our animals, but keeping an eye out for the Chandler Mall staff as well! We asked our Chandler Mall Manager, Katlyn Riggs, what is like to work with Karen and this is what she said: “Karen is AWESOME! She is always willing to jump in and help when things get crazy busy! She even bought the adoption counselors lunch one Sunday afternoon because none of us had been able to sit down for lunch. THAT is how awesome Karen is!”

One way that Karen really shines is through her work as a Volunteer Mentor. She is one of an elite crew who trains our new volunteers each month after they complete their orientation. We are constantly receiving wonderful feedback from her trainees who say that she is incredibly kind, thorough and patient as she shows them the ropes. She provides such a wonderful experience, they simply cannot wait to return to spend time with our adoptable pups and kitties! We are so grateful to have Karen as a volunteer, mentor and part of the AAWL family!