Meet Rachelle Morris (and Peanut!) – PAWS Media Team Volunteer
Each month we feature a member to find out more about their story and involvement with PAWS.
How did you initially get involved with PAWS?
In 2010, I moved to Coronado from San Francisco where I used to volunteer at a wildlife animal hospital. After settling into my new surroundings, I started to really miss volunteering and working with animals. I was excited to discover that PAWS was literally around the corner from me!
I love being part of the collaborative effort of finding these sweet animals the loving homes they deserve.
These days my free time is largely spent planning my June wedding. When I am not busy picking out color swatches, I love being outdoors; Hiking, geocaching, being lazy at the beach, walking my dog, you name it! I like to keep busy and get bored pretty easily if I am just sitting around the house. I also enjoy photography and travel. Of course, I enjoy the company of my fiance, friends and family. Read the rest of this entry »
Meet Sarah Luken (and Henry!) – PAWS Newest Media Team Volunteer
Each month we will feature a member to find out more about their story and involvement with PAWS.
How did you initially get involved with PAWS?
I got involved in PAWS because one night I was missing my dogs at home and decided to look up animal shelters that needed volunteers. After a quick Google search I found PAWS and saw they needed some help in the media team. I’m a journalism student at San Diego State University and thought this would be a perfect fit!
What is your favorite thing so far about working with PAWS?
My favorite thing to do at PAWS is to learn about the dog’s personalities. I have three dogs at home and they are all unique. I love learning about the dogs at the shelter so I can update the blog and help them get adopted.
If you won one million dollars, how would you spend it?
If I had one million dollars I would pay for college, pay the mortgage for my parent’s house and donate the rest.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so?
The most rewarding experience I’ve had is volunteering with the premature infants at the hospital in my hometown. I would feed, hold and the change the diapers of the preemies, but it was the most rewarding experience. The babies were tiny and so cute! I felt like I was helping to make their stay at the hospital a little better.
What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is fly to Turkey by myself. It was the summer after my sophomore year in high school and my friend’s family invited me to go on a cruise with them in the Mediterranean.They were flying from Africa and it was decided that I meet them in Istanbul! It was scary flying to such a foreign country, but everything went smoothly!
The PAWS of Coronado Cat Adoption Team is in need of one or two cat adoption counselors. No experience is necessary as training will be provided. You do need to be comfortable talking to potential adopters and have a feel for judging each cat’s personality so you can play matchmaker between the cats and the adopters.
The job consists of:
- Reviewing the cat adoption application
- Interviewing the applicant
- Covering the specific issues that PAWS believes in to keep a cat safe and healthy
- If approved, processing the transfer agreement and related paperwork
The application is an opportunity to start a discussion with the applicant. Being a cat adoption counselor is about risk management in assessing the applicant.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in volunteering to be a cat adoption counselor, please let us know! Click here to apply.
PAWS currently has 12 dogs looking for their forever homes. Our dogs are the most social animals available for adoption in San Diego County. The adoption process is swift and simple – click here to check out more information on how you can adopt a dog today!
Even if you can’t adopt, there are things you can do to help.
2 – Sign up to be a foster parent. We are accepting application for foster homes for both dogs and cats. You will be matched to an animal that suits you, your lifestyle and experience. If interested, email the Dog Adoption Team at email@example.com, or call Karen Dwinell at 619-437-0220.
4 – Volunteer. We need your help! There are many volunteer opportunity available this fall – experienced dog walkers, a dog blogger, a scrapbooker for adoption books, and we always need an extra hand for events. Check out our website for all opportunities, more details and contact information.
We have an urgent need for people to offer one of our many Adorable Adoptables a temporary foster home. There are currently 53 cats and dogs in residence at the ACF, and this does not include the pets already in foster homes.
We are accepting application for foster homes for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs to put into our database to foster now or be on call to foster. You will be matched to an animal that suits you, your lifestyle and experience. PAWS of Coronado will continue to promote these animals while they are in foster care.
Dog Foster Program – email the Dog Adoption Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Karen Dwinell at 619-437-0220.
The 1st Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cookoff was a huge success! With 200 attendees, 77 pets, and 6 chili contestants, PAWS of Coronado raised over $20,000! It was a fun time, and we have already booked the site for our 2nd and 3rd annual event! Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cookoff on September 22, 2013.