Runner Spotlight: Nicole

Nicole standing behind the street.

Introducing Nicole, another one of the amazing individuals running the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon on our behalf on November 6! After supporting PAWS NY as a volunteer and realizing the impact it has on the NYC community, Nicole wanted to expand her support a bit more, so she is fundraising on our behalf…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis (Chung Ah)

Alexis (Chung Ah) Spotlight - A woman with dark hair hides mose of her face behind a white dog that she holds in her lap. Both are looking at the camera, and you can see the woman's eyes behind the dog's head.

Alexis (Chung Ah) first got involved with PAWS NY about a year ago, as she missed interacting with pets while in college and law school. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she grew up with pets and her dad even started a pet food business, so volunteering with animals was an easy decision. One Google search…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Connie

Connie Volunteer Spotlight - A woman with dark hair and sunglasses makes a kissy face at the camera, while a dog with black curly fur leans up to kiss her face. They are outside in a grassy field with a lightly cloudy sky.

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is all about Connie, who joined PAWS NY specifically as a foster volunteer in November 2021. She has been a long-term foster for Sonny, who is part of our Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, and we’re so grateful for her patience and dedication working…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Scott

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This Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re spotlighting a few of our amazing foster volunteers! With ongoing support of our regular clients and our new Preserving Families in Times of Crisis program, which is funded by PetSmart Charities, we’ve had a lot of need for foster volunteers in recent months. Thank you so much to these dedicated…

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Emergency Foster Needs This Week!

Sonny, a black terrier mix, sits on a blanket outside, on top of leaves and grass.

PAWS NY is in need of a foster home for Sonny, whose guardian is hospitalized.  We’ve included more information about Sonny below, but please fill out our Foster Application and email Carrie.Finch@pawsny.org if you’d like to open up your home to Sonny, an 11-year-old terrier mix. Please note that we are looking for a foster…

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PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

Graphic image of paws representing how many volunteer shifts have been filled: 65 out of 413.

The organization also launches “No PAW Left Behind,” a campaign to fulfill all current client needs. NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2021 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is thrilled to resume its Housecall Program, a core element of the organization through which volunteers provide on-site home visits to clients all over New York City. Visits…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda

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Volunteer Amanda has been working with PAWS NY since January 2019, mostly walking guide dog Valla for her guardian Dawn. “Growing up with pets, I’ve always been aware of the love, companionship, and support they provide in good times and bad,” Amanda says. “I believe no one should have to lose a pet due to…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Denise

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Denise, who joined the PAWS NY team in July 2020. Denise has been a Vet Transport Rockstar and has helped out Susi, Angel Baby, and Janeau several times over the past year.  “Pets are more than just companions, they are family,” Denise said. “I like the idea of helping clients keep…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Kelly, a new member of the team! She joined during the pandemic, participating in a Virtual Volunteer Orientation last fall, and jumped right in to help with delivering Holiday Gift Bags to our clients. “I believe kindness and compassion can change the world and PAWS NY is part of that mindset,”…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Meghan

Today’s Volunteer Spotlight is Meghan, who was inspired to volunteer with PAWS thanks to the love from her own pets! She joined the PAWS crew in 2019 and has helped out during the pandemic by delivering holiday gift bags to several clients in her neighborhood.  “My pets bring me so much joy and energy everyday,”…

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