Volunteer & Foster Spotlight

Let us shine the spotlight on some of our amazing volunteers and foster families.

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What is Foster-to-Adopt?

Have you ever heard the term foster-to-adopt? We sometimes use this term in our adoptable pet profiles to describe the status of certain animals. For example, “Sophie is a foster-to-adopt pet, so she will need to be fostered by her…

Technology Makes a Difference

It’s no secret that being a volunteer or foster for AWS makes a big difference for the pets in our facility. Volunteers not only help clean, run errands, and answer phones, they are also a great contact point for potential…

A woman wearing a Volunteer shirt pets a cat inside a cage.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

For the last week of every April, we celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week! It goes without saying that our hardworking volunteers are invaluable members of our organization. They deserve to be recognized for the many roles they play within AWS. From…

A dog standing in front of a sign on a hiking trail.

Power of Being a Foster

All this crazy spring snow has us longing for warmer days and sunny hikes with our canine companions. For this Volunteer and Foster Friday, we want to thank champion dog walker Marc who not only loves to take our dogs…

A big dog sleeps on the couch in her foster home.

Why Foster a Dog?

Happy Foster Friday! We like to celebrate our foster families, our fostering community, and the act of fostering itself every Friday here at AWS. There are many wonderful and beneficial reasons to foster, both for the animal and the human,…

Luna and Diane

On Fridays, we highlight our amazing foster families who do so much for our pets. This week, we thank Diane, who is currently fostering Luna. As you can see, Luna and Diane are having the best time together!!! These pics…

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