Pets Return Home Volunteers
We encourage all of our volunteers, staff and directors to develop the following skills in order to help Pets Return Home exceed its mission, vision and goals.
Competencies: Strategic thinker, Relationship builder, Collaborative decision-maker, Effective communicator, & Inspiring motivator
Personality Traits: High integrity, Adaptable/Agile, Perseverant/Patient, Interpersonal sensitivity, & Passionate about the mission
Knowledge/Expertise: Financial acumen, Deep animal-welfare-community knowledge, Understanding & valuing diversity, & Canine Behavior & Care
Denise has been with Pets Return Home since the beginning. She is an outstanding canine transporter. If a dog needs to be moved from point A to point B Denise will have it worked out logistically within minutes. Getting dogs to new homes, vet appointments or to our facility is her gift to all of us.
All the pups love “Auntie Tammy.” When she visits, she brings toys and treats! She donates items to Pets Return Home and helps with the more complicated transport in the Phoenix area. She is a reserve animal control officer for Maricopa County Animal Care & Control.
Michelle is our media relations extraordinaire. She assists with web publishing and communications needs. Her words help Pets Return Home shine.
With a keen eye and incredible intuition, Kari helps us assess behavior and aggression levels in our guests. When she’s on the property, she’s always one of the first to respond. She also provides expertise related to livestock care and maintenance.
Tommy, age 6, helps us assess dog behavior with children. He likes to let us know which dogs are best with greetings and who is the most well behaved on leash. He walks all the dogs in the desert and takes them swimming, too.