I went to the volunteer orientation and was NOT impressed. For an hour and a half the lady went on about how great the organization is (we know that, that is why we are there to volunteer). Then she went around the room and we had to introduce ourselves... Why? It felt more like a job orientation. She spent very little time on explaining the volunteer programs or how it worked. The only thing available was in the stores. That should of been told to us before setting thru an hour and a half of useless information. Oh... And if you want to volunteer email me and I will try to find you something..... That is why we are here. Signed up for 1 Saturday in store and never heard from them. That was 2 months ago. Do not waste your time.
I had a wonderful time in the R.E.A.D. program with my pet partner Ruffin. The Children loved Reading to this Giant Newfoundland and even used him as a pillow. He loved it, I loved it and the kids loved it. Win, win, win. Claire was such a wonderful volunteer coordinator. Plus the shelter was always spotless, and the staff was always over the top friendly and helpful.
I look forward to volunteering at the shelter every Friday morning, helping to take of the cats. We brush them and play with them and it is wonderful when we see them find their forever homes.
My husband and I lost our family Dog several years ago and decided that since we wanted to travel it was unfair to have another pet in our house. But both of us being dog lovers we had to find a way to have them in our lives.
In comes the Suncoast Humane Society. Through their organization we became foster parents to medically challenge dogs. We prefer to have the large breeds and have been very fortunate to have Scottie, Honey, Abby, Cheyenne and Cinnamon in our lives so far. The staff and other volunteers have been so very helpful to us and we can just imagine what the animals think.
Keep up the good work.
I volunteer at a rescue in northern Indiana and wanted to do the same here in Florida. I became a "dog walker" and love to see these sweet animals get the love and attention that gain them a new "forever" home. I continue to be impressed with this organization.
I have adopted kitty's and dogs from Suncoast! Now I volunteer with them and love what I do there, and the staff is so dedicated to getting these animals adopted into good homes. The shelter is clean and the fur baby's are so loved by not only the staff, but all of the wonderful volunteers who give selflessly of their time to help these animals to acclimate to a human touch!
When my cat passed away and I came in to donate items, they were just wonderful. They asked me about my pet and were very kind. When I send a donation, I receive a personal letter of thanks. They help hundreds of animals and are a real asset to the community.
Have volunteer at Suncoast and the operation goes beyond to help animals find their forever homes. The staff is excellent and helpful thank goodness we have this shelter in our growing community.
I have been a volunteer in the past and can attest to the dedication Suncoast Humane Society has to animals. It is much needed and wonderful organization in our community.
I have been a foster volunteer,adopter and brought lost animals to Suncoast..
In all three areas, I have been treated w/respect,kindness and knowledge..
I raise grandchildren and they have helped w/fostering of cats and many kittens.
Suncoast vet and assistants treat them w/the same attention given me. In return,
the boys have learned many lessons,love all animals and have shown their friends
how to properly care for sick/lost or abandoned animals..
Most of what I can say is a repetition of all the good things already written, so I'd like to say something about the pet adoption events Suncoast has hosted at the Pet Supermarket in Englewood. The staff and volunteers who handled the animals brought to the event were great. Dogs were walked,on leashes through the aisles of the store and surrounding area, and helped to behave like perfect ladies/gentlemen.
I witnessed a number of adoptions take place, with great attention given to the matches being made.
I've seen adoption events where a handful of animals were held in a ring and the handlers were bored and yawning and chatting to each other and the Suncoast events were nothing like that.
Every single employee and volunteer at Suncoast Humane Society cares deeply about each and every animal in their care. The level of care and attention is quite remarkable. As a long-term volunteer I feel warmly welcomed and needed. I frequently recommend Suncoast Humane Society to friends and acquaintances interested in shelter adoptions.
Several members of my family have volunteered there over many years, and I work with Phil Snyder, the executive director, on a bi-weekly basis for my newspaper. My daughter has attended the pet summer camp they have there as well. Overall, it is one of the cleanest, most well-run facilities of its kind that I have ever seen and the people are wonderful with the animals.
I am a volunteer at Suncoast Humane Society and what a pleasure it is. The staff clearly cares deeply about the animals and gives them wonderful care in a difficult environment. I fell in love with a cat, and when she was being adopted on a day when I was not at the shelter, two staff members got in touch with me to be sure I had the chance to say goodby before Sapho went home! Love these guys. Love these animals.
I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at Suncoast Humane Society. The staff is the most caring group I have ever worked with. Their love of the animals is shown in so many ways and I look forward to volunteering there for years to come.
every time we visit the shelter it is always clean and doesn't smell. It's very obvious that all of the animals are very well taken care of, which isn't an easy task with the large volume of cats & dogs. I also like the fact that I can go in and visit with the cats, and it's encouraged and not frowned upon.
As a volunteer dogwalker I have had the supreme honor of spending time with the wonderful animals within the care Suncoast Humane Society. The environment at the humane society is so positive, the staff committment is exemplary, and the animals are in the best place possible until the loving staff are able to help find them a forever home:)
I am a volunteer at Suncoast Humane Society. It is the hightlight of my week. The staff is a multi tasked team who work with great professionalism and show their caring love towards each other, our clients and of our pets. Eveyone one of the staff helps each other...that's team work!!!!! The dogs and cats are "my babies".....My greatest gift that I receive is when I check on line to see who has been adopted! It's a rush! The fact that we have a vet on staff who does preventative care, affords people in these hard economic times, to make sure their animals are current on vaccines and can be spayed or neutered. You are truly missing out if you haven't come to visit us. You will be impressed! I promise!!! Your next loving friend is anxiously awaiting you to take him/her home to share in years of unconditional love and affection that we all need in our lives! Suzanne Contini
I am a volunteer at Suncoast and have also adopted 2 cats from them. The highlight of my week are the 2 days I spend at the Humane Society. The staff is so loving and caring to all the animals and they are treated with such compassion and kindness. I am blessed to part of the Suncoast family and I am so grateful to be able to give my love to these precious cats and dogs. The best part is all the love they give me in return. I could not think of a better place for them to be until they find their forever home.We all rejoice when that day arrives. There is nothing better than to see one of our pets go to a wonderful home.Thank you Sucoast Humane Society for all you do every day to make the lives of these animals more happy and loved.
The staff members at Suncoast are amazing in their compassion and ability to find homes for animals in need. The Suncoast Humane Society does an outstanding job both in getting animals placed in new homes and public awareness of animal welfare. We are very proud to be members of such an effective and compassionate organization. The staff of Suncoast is outstanding. Also, they sponsor a great dog obedience course that I recommend to everyone.