This is an incredible organization that truly puts the animals first! I was a medical foster for them years ago and they showed nothing but kindness towards the animals and myself. They fully stand behind their animals!
I love this shelter, well kept and everyone loves the animals. My son adopted his Rei dog over a year ago from this shelter so my daughter and I now volunteer here to give back to them what they gave to my son. His Rei is so amazing, I don't know what he would do without her.
I have been volunteering with AAWL since 2013. The work they do for animals is astounding! The facilities are beautiful and clean, the animals extremely happy and the process for adoption thorough and full of care! They put on amazing events from galas to fundraising nights at restaurants. Their clinic is low cost for the public and serves all of the animals in the shelter as well. I even recently joined their board for young professionals to continue to educate the public while fundraising for the wonderful cause. I'm so proud to be a part of their community and even adopted two pups from them during my time there! AAWL truly changed my life for the better and every time I'm there it is a complete joy. My favorite non profit EVER!
This shelter does exceptional work in finding homes for both dogs and cats, as well as offers a low cost clinic. The clinic just helped me with cleaning my 14 year old cat's teeth, and some extractions. They did a great job and the pricing was much more affordable! I adopted one cat there and he was the best cat ever! The staff knows the personalities and can help you make an informed, well-thought out decision in choosing your furever pet. I also signed up to become a volunteer in the dog kennels; I've taken advantage of some of their dog training classes, which are a great asset.
As you can see, I am a BIG fan of this shelter for many good reasons. Please consider voting for them as well. Stop by sometime and scritch a dog or cat's head! They will love you for it! Woof!
At AAWL I've interacted with staff and volunteers who are so dedicated and passionate in rescuing animals; making sure that they get a 2nd chance to a forever home. There are so many opportunities/training for us as volunteers to engage with our four-legged friends. We go beyond walking dogs. We do enrichment games, dog training, shy-dog classes, and play groups. Through my volunteering I found our new fur baby to add to our family. It's awesome feeling being part of AAWL who are committed in saving, rescuing and loving each and every animal that comes through their doors!
Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA is my favorite non-profit! They are always looking for new ways to help promote safety and welfare to the animals in AZ. They build great relationships with community partners. More importantly, they never euthanize for space. All animals are safe and loved there until they find their furever homes.
It is hard to choose just one story of how amazing AAWL&SPCA is. The care and attention that each animal receives should be a model for all shelters. At AAWL every staff member and volunteer works to ensure that all animals are healthy, socialized, nourished, and loved. From dog walking to reading in the kennels to classes to improve interaction with animals, AAWL&SPCA sets the standard by which all other shelters should be measured.
Not only did I adopt from AAWL, I was so impressed by their facility that I began volunteering. I just knew I had to be a part of the incredible work they were doing. My rescue dog has rescued me and volunteering is my favorite part of the week. These animals are so well cared for, he staff is so knowledgable and friendly, and the awareness an organization like this raises in our community is priceless.
I started my volunteer journey a few months ago at AAWL. From the first day on I see how much caring there is by all staff members for the animals and each other. They inspire me to be a better person. And I've learned a lot. With so many dogs it always amazes me that staff know every single dogs name and their story. The commitment to all animals is evident at AAWL and I'm proud to be a volunteer. Cheers to AAWL!
After going through a disorganized orientation process at a different shelter, and seeing people get nauseous to the point of getting sick because of the lack of cleanliness and smell, I reached out to AAWL as a volunteer... I had already heard good things.
Their orientation was conveniently organized for a Saturday afternoon. Was straight forward and friendly. When we toured the facility I was amazed at the cleanliness and the nice play areas for the dogs to run around and play with toys and jump in kiddie pools.
This is an adoption facility that has staff and volunteers that are there for one uniting reason, their passion for animals.
After 8 months of volunteering (cuddling with dogs, taking them on walks) I could take it no longer, I had to become a customer. I brought home a big puppy with giant ears just over two years ago.
AAWL is a fantastic organization. They have low cost pet clinics open to the public. Educational events for children. Programs for the sheltered animals where they get a break from the kennels and can go home with designated volunteers for a couple of nights. Fostered and sponsored dogs, and a fantastic staff who always prioritize the animals well being.
I LOVE Arizona Animal Welfare League. I am not only a volunteer there, I also got my cat there in 2010. This nonprofit organization has always made me feel real comfortable about being there and even through struggles I have had, they would always check on my health and other things that would sometime s prevent me from going when I wanted to and never made me feel guilty when I could not make it to an event or had to take time off from volunteering. The staff has always been very welcoming. When I adopted my cat from there, it was also a very rewarding experience and things were completely explained very well. I also LOVE that this is a no-kill shelter and that they rescue animals from other shelters where they are in rescue of being killed.
The best place to volunteer! They offer so much flexibility for volunteer involvement...all to focus on the animals best interest.
I am a volunteer and a client served. I am grateful and proud to be associated with such an amazing organization! Of course it is always so wonderful when furever homes are found but I never feel bad about these babies being here. I know they are, each and every one, cared for and loved. Can't wait to retire so I can spend more time there!
I have been volunteering for 16 months and I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is! It is apparent that the staff give more than their job roles require. And I know as a volunteer that besides what I get out of being there with and for the animals, I love being in that life giving, love giving environment! One of my rescues is from here, she was there for 9 months before I adopted her. In that time she went on Slumber parties and was adopted at least once and always returned. For the life of me, I don't know why! But the point is that she was taken care of and loved the whole time she was there- even when no one wanted her! I am so grateful to get to participate with such an amazing organization!
I love this place. I have been a volunteer for about 2 years, ever since I retired. I play with the cats and do data input work. Both activities are very rewarding and a great use of some of my free time. I would encourage anyone to volunteer for the AAWL !!!
Thank you for your consistent and 'git'r-done' attitude! We could not do what we do here without your help.
I volunteer at the Chandler Mall location. I love volunteering with the pets because even though I have a a regular job this never feels like work to me. This is the 3rd Non-profit No Kill Animal rescue I have volunteered my time at and is by far the most organized and sanitize wise they are very conscientious. People think they are in their kennels all day and make comments. I let them know they get walked at least 4 times per day and we also take them to the play yard to run around with another dog they get along with and play well with. The pets are very loving and brighten up my day. It is also beneficial to my health. I take each dog for a 10-15 minute walk and before you know it I have walked for 2-3 hours not even realizing it. If I would have walked around my neighborhood I would have stopped long before that. I have made friends volunteering. One of the friends I have made suffers from depression. When her Mom notices her mood she encourages her to volunteer. She tells me that she was depressed but at the end of the day, when I ask if she is still feeling sad, she always says she is glad she came in because she is now much happier than before she came in. I feel Arizona Animal Welfare League definitely cares about their animals and they not only help pets but by volunteering the Animals help us by putting us in a great mood and help us exercise. Lots of fun. If you love pets this is a great place to volunteer.
Thank you for helping out at the Chandler Fashion Center location. With over 3,000 successful adoptions from our Chandler location since opening in 2012 we feel lucky to count you as a reason for our success in finding these homeless pups and cats homes.
I adopted from AAWL over 15 years ago and was so impressed with their organization that I've been volunteering for them ever since. A great deal of thought and effort goes in to making sure that every animal in their care is as healthy and happy as possible, and that every adoption is a good match for both the animals and their new humans. Their dedication to animal welfare goes beyond "rescuing" homeless pets, working to improve the conditions of animals in the community through outreach, education, and making affordable veterinary care and animal behavior help easily available.
Thank you for adopting and for continuing to spread the word about volunteering to make a difference in our community. We appreciate your help!
This organization is an unbelievable place. Staff is kind and caring, the animals are so well cared for...I feel so lucky to be able to help out in my free time to give the animals a little love. If I didn't have a full time job, I would spend every day at this place!!!
Thank you for helping us help them - the homeless dogs and cats as they wait for their furever homes. We could not do it without your effort!
I am an unpaid volunteer at AAWL and I see on a weekly basis the amount of work that goes into caring for the dogs and cats they put up for adoption. It's amazing what they can do with such a limited staff when combined with a dedicated group of volunteers! I also see firsthand how donations impact the lives of these animals, from even the simplest gifts of toys or treats to the bigger donations that can have an immediate and positive impact at the shelter. One of my favorite daily activities is watching Facebook for the pictures of the newly adopted dogs so I can smile and sometimes cry tears of joy when a dog I have walked and played with finds their new home.
Arizona animal welfare league is an AMAZING organization! So happy there is such a safe loving place for dogs to go while they wait to find their forever home! Love spending my time here and making a difference
AAWL truly has the best interests of the animals at heart all the way from management, to everyday staff , to its volunteers. In pursuit of its goal of saving lives, the organization is run effectively and efficiently. This is not an organization that is stuck in its ways but is always evolving to do what it does better and thus save more dogs and cats. I'm blessed to be a volunteer at such a great organization!
I got my old dog from AAWL nearly 12 years ago. They were wonderful and caring then and have gotten even better since.