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Phinneys Friends Inc

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12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pam J.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of being a volunteer for Phinneys Friends for 3 years and what this organization does for people with pets is absolutely great! The staff is awesome and so caring for the people and their pets that need help. I had the opportunity to be part of their mission by helping out a senior lady and her Yorkie Oscar. Oscar loved her and she loved him and I was able to help her by watching Oscar for her when she needed to be in the hospital for an extended period of time. Unfortunately there came a time where she was unable to take care of Oscar any longer and at that point Phinneys reached out and asked if I would be able to take Oscar on a full-time basis if they provided me with any necessary help I might need. I accepted and they have helped me anytime that I need them. We have had Oscar for 3 years now and he is now 17 years old. With Phinneys help we have been able to provide Oscar with whatever he may need. This organization id 5 star everyday in my book!! Thanks Phinneys Friends

Donor

Rating: 5

Phinney's Friends is all volunteer run, so every dollar goes to people and their pets. The staff are wonderful, very capable, smart, kind and the organization is very professionally run. I have watched their work for close to 20 years; they used to be part of the Boston MSPCA, but lost their funding and volunteers have run the program ever since.
The animal human bond is so important to a persons health and well being, I will always support this organization and the people who run it.
Colette King

Maureen H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am an enthusiastic supporter of Phinneys Friends not only because I believe in the work they do, but also because they are an all-volunteer organization and I know that every dollar I contribute goes straight to helping a pet in need of food or medical care. The people at the helm of Phinneys Friends have the highest integrity and devote themselves tirelessly to helping people and animals who have nowhere else to turn. They need and deserve our support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Phinney's Friends for many years. I have seen firsthand the impact they make on their client's and pet's lives. If it wasn't for the assistance they provide many of the clients may not be able to keep their pets and for me there is no greater outcome then keeping these families together.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Phinney’s mission has always been meaningful to me. I was a founding member of the organization for over 20 years. I have since retired and moved out of state. I still enjoy a role as advisor on client related issues.

During my time at Phinney’s I developed close bonds with many clients through our shared love for our pets. People with very different lives and backgrounds who were devoted to their pets and struggling to provide care for them.

Simple tasks that made a world of difference in the quality of the pets lives and prevented the owners from having to surrender an animal they loved. Getting a pet to the vet, paying a bill, sending food or litter when needed, walking a dog, trimming nails, fostering during a humans hospitalization are some of the many’s tasks that make a huge difference. I always felt better knowing those pets had loving homes just like my pets.

Many animals in shelters are there due to hardship in the previous owners lives. They were loved but a crisis in their home made a surrender necessary. Preserving the human/animal bond is such a positive way to make a difference. I fostered over a dozen dogs and cats over the years who all returned to their owners except for one whose owner sadly passed away. That dog was safe with me until another great home was found. He went on to give another lonely person a new best friend.

Volunteer! The organization is extremely well organized and the volunteers are such a great group of diverse animal lovers. They volunteer with so much talent and commitment. There are so many different ways to help. Find the one that works for you and make a difference!

The pictures I have included are of one of my favorite clients with his cat and one of my favorite dogs when I brought him to a vet appointment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this amazing organization for over 20 years .

We have helped numerous clients in various ways-everything from walking dogs, scooping kitty boxes and providing financial assistance with vet bills and food.

Many of these pet owners would not be able to keep their pets without this type of support.

Phinney's truly respects the animal /human bond and cares so much about it's clients and their furry friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The economic impact of the Coronavirus has made it increasingly difficult for many individuals to afford veterinary care. It is very rewarding to help injured or ill pets obtain the veterinary care they need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a really great organization that helps both people and pets! It is really well run and they truly care about the work they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Phinney’s has helped countless pets and their owners in times of need. Whatever the hardship, be it financial, medical, temporary or even long term, Phinney’s is there to provide tangible, monetary, or hands on assistance. The volunteers are sincere, creative, and loving in their dedication to better the lives of needy pets and their owners.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Phinneys helped my dog so many times, they are simply the best. They care so much about pets and making sure the pets of elderly and disabled persons are well taken care of. They are just the most wonderful caring people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that is truly dedicated to supporting their local community of people and pets. I first learned about Phinney's Friends about a year before I joined them as a volunteer when I was looking for ways to support families in Massachusetts that were negatively impacted by the recent pandemic. I hadn't really thought about the impact that would trickle down to pets, and it was really wonderful to learn that there was a specific organization right in my own backyard that was doing everything they could to help keep people and their pets together. When the opportunity opened up a few months later to join them as a volunteer, I jumped at the chance!

Lauren K. T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Phinney's is the best non-profit I've ever had the pleasure of working for. The leadership is outstanding, and its unique mission--to help people and pets in need--stands out above the rest. This small-but-mighty organization (100% volunteer run) provides assistance--both financial and emotional--to keep people with their pets. What a great organization with a wonderful mission that actually gets things done!