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Ali E.

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

Rating: 5 stars  

Back in 2002, I was a volunteer for AAWL. It was there I met Jade, a Lethal White puppy, that was just picked up from county along with her brother. She was born blind and was about the cutest puppy I had ever seen. I called my husband over and we adopted her that day. Because of her special needs, I stopped my volunteer work and dedicated my time to working with our new family member and helping her overcome all the obstacles that being a blind dog presents.
Four years ago, Jade left our world and a big whole in our hearts. It was quite devastating, and the thought of adopting another dog has seemed too overwhelming and sad. However, my love of dogs brought me back to AAWL. A couple of years ago, I went back there as a volunteer and am still there, every week, working with the homeless dogs there. Not only have I loved spending time with all of the dogs that come into the shelter, but I have also made human friends there! We take the dogs out hiking together, spend time working on play groups together, etc. AAWL has had a huge impact on my life and I love the work they do!

Role:  Volunteer