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traceyv

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Review for Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering with AAWL in October of 2010 and I knew right away that this place was special. I started out just walking and socializing dogs but it wasn't long before I was helping out with events and going through the dog adoption counselor training! They have all kinds of great programs in place that help the animals with socialization and assist animals that are hard to adopt and are dealing with stress cope with their issues and help them get adopted. Dogs are walked several times a day, have access to the best veterinary care, cats live in the lap of luxury - they are all just waiting for their forever homes. I spend ALL of my free time at the Shelter doing whatever I can to help the animals. We take the dogs to off site adoption events, hiking to local Phoenix trails, we try to give them as much exposure as possible. The staff is friendly from the Animal Care Techs up to the CEO - it feels like one big family. To date I have close to 1,000 hours in just a little over 1 year. I would do anything for AAWL and the animals that it serves.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering in Oct. of 2010 and have been hooked ever since. I started just walking and socializing dogs then started particpating in off site events then went through the adoption counselor training and can now help out with adoptions at both the shelter and at off site events, as well as train new volunteers. This place is amazing from the Animal Care Techs to upper management, everyone is so involved with the animals. I continually ask myself "What else can I do?"

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Helped me to learn more about dog behavior, patience, continually get to meet new people, compassion.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

My volunteer experience is GREAT, and I still volunteer at AAWL and will do so most likely for the rest of my life (or as long as they are still around) I love to be there because I feel like I make a difference, however, I sometimes feel a little sad and frustrated because I have to experience the ignorance of people and how they sometimes treat animals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & Anything they asked me to. Walk and socialize dogs, clean yards and kennels, work at offsite events, drive kennel trucks, prep adoption files, help with adoptions, train new volunteers, whatever is needed.