Why Adopt…Our Story

Dec 02 2014

Guest Blogger: Joe Thornton, Volunteer Having grown up with animals, mostly dogs, my wife Michelle and I knew that oneday we would have a four-legged family member of our own. So in late 2005, we haddecided it was time to …

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Volunteering at Animal Friends: Rebecca

Sep 02 2014

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Torchia When I was 13, the only present I wanted for my birthday was to volunteer at Animal Friends.  By the time I was 17, I was only signing up to volunteer because I needed hours for …

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Happy Tails: Trinity!

Oct 21 2013

It is an honor to have volunteered and adopted with Animal Friends over the years. As a 93-year-old widower, the true value of my relationship with Animal Friends has been the love and companionship I have received from the dogs …

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Volunteering at PetCo South!

Jun 17 2013

Guest Blogger: Kathy Poulton, Volunteer I am a volunteer Adoption Counselor at Animal Friends’ offsite location at Petco South, and I love it! I connect with like-minded people who want to make a difference in the world by actually doing …

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The Miracle

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Honorable Mention Diane Friske  Last August, I was asked if I would take over the fostering of a very small kitten.  Because all the “fostering rooms” at the Friske Foster House were …

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Sitting in a Cage with Baxter

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Honorable Mention Sergei Murray I wrote this on Thanksgiving on my iPhone sitting in a cage with Baxter.Perhaps the feeling of the holidays leave when you’re of an older age. Perhaps the …

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A Second Chance: Hickory’s Story

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Winner Diane Whittaker It was Spring 2010. He caught my eye because he was young and energetic. His name was Hickory. He was about 9 months old and described as a hound/Jack …

Posted in behavior, BY Diane Whittaker, contest, dog, enrichment, medical, nose work, special needs, volunteer, volunteering, volunteers

How I Came to Be an Animal Friends Volunteer

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Winner Andrew Lotz Response: How I came to be an Animal Friends volunteer Short answer: cancer and sadness.  I guess I have to go into more depth. It started in late September …

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Congratulations to the winners of our Volunteer Blog Contest!

Apr 23 2013

The Communications department would like to thank all of the volunteers who submitted entries to our first-ever blog contest. All of the entries happened to be essays, and they were all a joy to read. Thank you so much for …

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Top Ten Reasons to Foster a Pet

Mar 24 2013

By Eve Salimbene, Animal Behavior Technician 10. You want to help Animal Friends, but can’t make it here every day. 9. You can help an animal recover from illness or injury in a quiet home environment. 8. You can help …

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