Testimonials about volunteering or adopting from UHA
Volunteering with UHA was something I did to help animals and it turned out to be one of the best experiences in my life. The amount of good this group does will touch your heart. It did mine. —Lisa Scarsi
Volunteering is great to surround myself with people I have something real in common with. As a lifelong dog-lover I also feel I'm expressing that in the best way possible by helping to save lives. The best part was seeing one of my favorite dogs walk off to his forever home with new awesome parents :) —Jileen Hohle
Volunteering with UHA has been the most encouraging life changing experience ever. You have the opportunity to be around beautiful soulful animals giving them a chance at life and a moment of happiness and safety in your arms, as well as meeting the best group of people life has to offer. I love UHA as much as I love seeing all the puppies’ tails wagging! —Celene Lopez
UHA has help my girlfriend and I learn more about dogs in the last year and we get such a wonderful one on one with the dogs. I enjoy the volunteering more each time I get the opportunity to help at the Baldwin Park Shelter. —Joseph DeJulia
Volunteering with United Hope for Animals has given me amazing opportunities to give back and directly help dogs that would otherwise be forgotten. Thank you, UHA! —Amanda Wray
UHA really went to great lengths to help me with an out of state adoption - a volunteer even flew east with the dog. What a wonderful, caring group of people. —Ag
I genuinely look forward to visiting the pups and cats and the amazing volunteers every other Saturday at Downey! One of my favorite things to witness, is everyone coming together for the sole purpose to get these dogs and cats the loving homes they truly deserve! —Marissa de la Torre
Seeing the differnce UHA has made in the lives of animals and changing perspectives of people about the animals and volunteering with the shelter is beyond inspirational and will have a lasting impact on the rest of my life as well as all the animals they have helped to save! <3 Thank you UHA —Celene Lopez
I love to volunteer with United Hope for Animals by photographing adoptable dogs. I love meeting different kinds of dogs and it gives me a great feeling of warmth when the pets that I photographed find their forever home! —Cathy Murai
Assisted in a video day at Baldwin shelter. I came , I cried, I brought home to Canada the best little companion I know. Thank u UHA for doing all u do and bringing Quinn and I together. —Shannon simons
Without the efforts of UHA and other rescues, approximately half of the dogs entering the shelter may end up euthanized.
Donate to Help Shelter Pets
Our dedicated volunteers photograph and videotape shelter dogs every other weekend so people like you can see how wonderful they are! This effort improves their chances of adoption from as low as 50% to close to 95%, but we need more supplies and financial support to help keep this amazingly effective process going.
We support the Baldwin Park Shelter's efforts to adopt out dogs by regularly compiling a detailed and attractive list of Adoptable Animals, which we network online and to other rescue groups, and also by uploading information about specific dogs to website like Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder to increase their chances of finding a forever home.
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A Few Friendly Words
Assisted in a video day at Baldwin shelter. I came , I cried, I brought home to Canada the best little companion I know. Thank u UHA for doing all u do and bringing Quinn and I together.
Volunteering with UHA was something I did to help animals and it turned out to be one of the best experiences in my life. The amount of good this group does will touch your heart. It did mine.
I love to volunteer with United Hope for Animals by photographing adoptable dogs. I love meeting different kinds of dogs and it gives me a great feeling of warmth when the pets that I photographed find their forever home!
Lancelot will forever be remembered for his brave struggle to survive an insurmountable illness believed to have been a brain tumor. We rescued him near the end of his life and despite all our efforts, he grew weaker and weaker and finally refused to eat. See Lancelot's Story.
We are currently looking for volunteers to write and edit stories for our website. Apply Now!
We also need people to advocate for particular dogs at the shelter, keeping track of their status and making sure the dog's information is correct.
In addition, we could use more people willing to foster and become adoption coordinators. We have a new "Meet & Greet" area at the Baldwin Park Shelter that makes it easy for people to meet and get to know dogs they may want to adopt in a more relaxed setting. Apply Now!