Today we would like to recognize one of our behind the scenes volunteers: Kristi J
This Thursday morning we salute one of our fabulous multi-faceted volunteers: Lynda S
Today we recognize a newer volunteer who has found ways to help shelter wide: Kelly P
Today we give our thanks to one of our elite kennel volunteers: Vince M
Today we would like to spotlight a volunteer who we could not imagine running our Chandler Mall Adoption Center without: Ginger J
Today, April 7th, kicks off National Volunteer Appreciation Week! At AAWL we have more than 450 volunteers that log 60,000 volunteer hours each year. These volunteers save AAWL more than 1 million dollars each year. We thank all of our volunteers for their work every day - and this week we’d like to highlight a handful of volunteers for their amazing dedication. To kick things off let’s talk about one of our most committed Cattery volunteers: Merlin M
Oh what can we say about our pal Dale K? He is just a hoot! Dale is kind, generous and always has smile to share. His laugh is contagious and when he’s around you can’t help but feel an extra pep in your step. Dale has been volunteering with us for a little over a year and has given 280+ hours of service! Over the last year he has walked miles and miles with pups in need, taken many, many dogs home on Gimme-A-Break, has been a huge help at some events and is a regular Retriever for our Wednesday Playgroups.
We have another dynamic duo of volunteers to spotlight this month: Ali G & Mary C! Ali has been with AAWL since 2016 and has given 325+ hours of service. Mary has been with us since 2015 and has given 850+ hours! These two give so much of themselves to our shelter dogs in so many ways including our weekly hikes, Playgroups, Mentoring, our Champion program and more!
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!
Joe and Vicki D – another Dynamic Dou to volunteer at AAWL! Have we mentioned how much we love when couples, friends, siblings, etc volunteer together? Well , we do! The husband and wife duo of Vicki and Joe are no different. They have dedicated their time to AAWL for going on three years, collectively giving over 1,300 hours of service.