We are proud to share the following information on a handful of our volunteers who are willing to be posted on our website.
Rowan & Percy:
Hi, I'm Percy! I am a 7 year old Black Lab (my mom thinks - I am a rescue so she is not totally sure). One of my favorite things to do is go on adventures with my family! I do lots of volunteer work with CAAWLS but some of my favorite placements are at the University of Alberta (I help students de-stress) and at the Robinhood's Children Program. People can't help but fall in love with my good nature and signature lab eyes!
Stan and Stella:
Hi, I'm Stella! I am a 7 year old Goldendoodle and I love people and hate magpies. I volunteer primarily at Edmonton schools: the UofA, other colleges, high schools and junior highs. I am known for my calm, loving nature and long eyelashes. I spend half my year on the farm with mostly coyotes, deer and gophers for company, and the other half being petted by hundreds of smiling students.
The Melneys and Lucy:
Hi, I'm Lucy! I am a 3 year old chocolate Lab and the most playful, joyful pup you will ever meet! I absolutely love to volunteer since I can do it with my whole family and I get to meet tons of new people that seem to really like to play with me! I volunteer all over the place, but I expecially love going to colleges and universities to help de-stress students!
Ann & Simon:
Hi, I’m Simon. I’m a silver Lab, which means I’m very, very handsome! I’m also a fur-covered vacuum. If it’s on the ground, I’ll eat it. Actually, it doesn’t have to be on the ground, just somewhere I can get to. It drives my mom up the wall when I do this, but I seem to get more attention when I’m bad, so maybe I should continue?? My mom works for CAAWLS, so I come to the offices sometimes and play with my friends Macy and Georgia. As long as I get attention, I’ll go anywhere!
Liz & Ellis:
Hi, I'm Ellis. I am a 4 year old Lab who was released from Dogs with Wings (since I used to spook pretty easy). My mom says I am a very smart girl because I can tell the difference between colors, read a few words, and I help in the kitchen by closing cupboards or drawers on cue and more. I love doing anything outside but my absolute favorite thing is kayaking with mom (I ride on top of mom's sit on kayak for hours and of course, jump off to swim and climb back on again). I have a regular placement at ELVES and everyone is so impressed by how consciously I adapt myself to interact with the children. Mom was worried because all the children have different social behaviors that she thought may confuse me but I know that they are all just children who want to show me affection in their own way. I understand it and am never spooked by any of it, I always embrace the affection in whatever form it comes from the children.
Janis & Dieter:
Hi, I'm Dieter. I am a 5 1/2 yr old German shepherd. I have been with CAAWLS since September of 2015. I love to chase tennis balls and to swim. I was born into a litter of ten puppies (which explains why I am so social)!
Dave & Sam:
Hi, I’m Sonic. I'm a 4 year old Wire haired fox terrier. I have been volunteering with CAAWLS since 2015 with my brother Sam (the beagle). My favorite things are DOG TOYS and more DOG TOYS. I also like cats, doing dog agility, and long walks with Sam. Sam and I have been working at the WINGS Kids group since 2015!! The kids at WINGS participate in the BARK program, Behaviour - Affection - Responsibility - Kindness. One of my best tricks, that all the kids love is playing tug. One of Sam’s best tricks is coming back to life after playing dead.
Rebecca and Beau:
Hi, I'm Beau. I'm a 2 year old Golden Retriever and some of my favorite hobbies include: eating, going for walks, swimming, eating some more, and chewing on furniture when my Mom isn’t around. I’m a pretty easygoing guy, but I’m still a puppy so I can have LOTS of energy when I’m excited. I like to volunteer at local schools because I LOVE kids, but everywhere I volunteer is my favorite place to volunteer!!!
Celeste and Noelle:
Hi, I'm Noelle! I am a 5 year old retriever lab cross. I love to be petted and scratched EVERYWHERE, especially my bum! I also love to suck on my blankie, it goes with me everywhere. Currently, I work at Coloniale Estate school in Beaumont. I mostly work in schools as my mom is a teacher and I love the children, attention and the leftover crumbs on the floor after snack time!
Deb and Mylo and Levi:
Hi my name is Mylo and I'm just turning two years old. My golden retriever brother Levi, has been training me to be a CAAWLS dog. I was certified when I turned one and love to meet new people and especially love children. I love to wiggle and snuggle and do tricks like roll over, bang and sit pretty. I love to retrieve toys too and will play all day with whoever will throw for me. I love sports too and just started competing in agility and updog (that's with a Frisbee!) and I love nosework too. My big brother Levi is a great teacher and I love when we can both be CAAWLS dogs together.
Hi my name is Levi and I'm a 6 year old golden retriever. I've been volunteering with CAAWLS since I was one and most people think I'm still a puppy when they meet me. I love to meet new people and dogs too! I like to show off my tricks, go for walks but my most important job is to make people happy. I'm very silly so I'm pretty good at it! When I'm not working for CAAWLS, I complete in agility, dock diving and I love nosework too. I also have a lil brother Mylo who I'm training to be a CAAWLS dog. We are a great team!
Chris and Hayley:
Hi, my name is Hayley and I am a five year old husky mix. I was rescued by an awesome organization called SCARS and that is where I found my human. I am a very friendly and quiet girl. I love to take my human on daily walks so I can meet new people and puppies. I also love to meet people at CAAWLS events. I started working with CAAWLS last year and so far I've mostly done visits to the UofA campus to get used to working with large groups. Everyone says I am doing great!
Some of our volunteers have passed over the Rainbow Bridge, but we thank them for their dedicated service. Others have decided to Retire and live out their golden years at home.