[Samantha] is the best. She gives so much of herself to APA! and always does so with a positive attitude that encourages other volunteers. She works with challenging behavior dogs, fosters Senior dogs, works tirelessly on the marketing team and has been walking dogs at APA! since about day one. She has played a huge role in getting countless dogs into their forever homes. APA! is so lucky to have Samantha! —Crystal
Samantha exemplifies what APA! is all about. Everything she does is to help better the lives of the dogs at the shelter. Samantha dedicates 3 days a week, every week in any type of weather, to ensure all the dogs are walked at a reasonable time. She also trains 3 dogs that wouldn't normally get the one-on-one attention they deserve. She is also the bio coordinator for dog-marketing–supervising a group of volunteers, encouraging other volunteers to fill out bio info on those that are most urgent and recruiting new volunteers to her team. Twice a month, she also teaches BOO classes to train new volunteers to take out orange collar dogs. If that wasn't enough, she often fosters small dogs that need help, even those with medical needs. She also takes long stay dogs home for sleepovers-some dogs that have probably never left the shelter! —Jess B.
[Samantha] faithfully and tirelessly walks dogs & works with them to promote good behaviors. She has done this for years. She never leaves until all the dogs have been walked, enjoyed some enrichment time with her, have water in their buckets and blankets to protect them from cold weather and even colder concrete kennels. Then she goes home and pours through hundreds of dogs in PetPoint making sure they have bios to help them find homes…if they don’t, she meets the dogs and writes them herself. She does all this without ever drawing attention to herself, (unlike some other volunteers) and without expecting anything in return. She truly is here for the dogs. I think she is the best we have. I admire her greatly. —Laurie K.