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Review for A Wish For Animals, Dana Point, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I began volunteering at AWFA in Aug of 2009. Instantly I knew that my life would be different by being part of such a wonderful organization. It is amazing how much AWFA steps up to the plate when dogs get neglected for one reason or another. I've heard pretty much every story in the book of why each dog was given to AWFA. The reasons are heartbreaking, but the dogs couldn't be in a safer and more loving place than this shelter. During my days as a volunteer I acquired my dog, Greg. I couldn't ask for anything more and I thank Toni and the AWFA team for saving his life and bringing him into mine. I cannot say enough good things about this organization. They take in dogs from hoarding situations, abusive households, city shelters, and homeless dogs- no one gets left behind. What a wonderful place!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the addition to our family, Gregory. I saw him go from a dog dumped in the desert left for dead to my best friend! I've also witnessed an immense amount of dogs go to their forever home, many successes each week.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them some financial resources. Caring for dogs is so costly and I would love for them to have all the money they needed.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


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


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

It is an unrealistic change, but I would love to see AWFA have more financial backing in some way.

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

It completely changed my life. It is now my goal to have a rescue one day and continue the work of AWFA across the US.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Amazing. Volunteering at AWFA is hands-down the most rewarding experience I've ever had. It completely changed my perspective on dogs, animals, and non-profits.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & volunteered at the shelter, cleaned, walked dogs, helped with adoptions, fundraisers.