Animal Control

Volunteer Spotlight

Our volunteers are an important part of our daily operations.  They are appreciated when they are here, at our Petsmart off-site adoption locations, and/or assisting with special events.  There are also volunteers "at large" doing good for us from home.  We notice quickly when volunteers cannot make it on an assigned day and  miss their presence and assistance tremendously.  We harbor enormous gratitude for all of their time, effort, energy, love, devotion, and dedication that they each give to the shelter, its animals, and staff.  It is truly appreciated by all of us (both human and animal)!  No matter what they are doing for the shelter, or how much time they are able to  give, it is huge!

The Volunteer Spotlight page used to focus on one volunteer at a time.  It is so hard to choose who to feature that we are presenting all of those active volunteers that wish to have "face time" on this page.  They are not listed in any particular order.  They are all equally important and special in what they do. It is not an all inclusive list, as some volunteers are a bit shy, but check the page regularly as we add new pictures of our volunteer staff.

Lori and Tina grooming small dogs
Volunteers Lori and Tina grooming some small dogs for an adoption event at Petsmart.
 
The key to a successful shelter adoption program is an excellent core of volunteers. 

We have some of the best volunteers out there!  
Petsmart event November 12th 2016
Our line-up for the adoption event November 12th from 10:00am until 1:00 pm at Petsmart at 286 West Lake Mead Pkwy in Henderson, Nevada.

These events would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers that pour their hearts and souls into the dogs, ensuring that they are on their best behavior for their off-site adoption event debuts.

Attending with the adorable, adoptable dogs are volunteers Terra, Janelle, Nikki, Angie, Jenn, Theresa, and Janet.

Volunteers on this day that stayed at the shelter to help with adoptions here are Byron and Lori.

We love our volunteers. Without them our save rate would not be at 87.2%!!
Janelle Ross

Janelle Ross
*dog exerciser and events since August 2015

Gail Smith 3

Gail Smith 
*
groomer and whatever we need done since 2002, Petsmart Volunteer Coordinator since 2013 

Byron Brunnelson

Byron Brunnelson
*dog exerciser/photo assistant since March 2015.

Robert (Bob) Seeman

Robert (Bob) Seeman
*dog exerciser
since January 2017

Elaine Vaughn

Elaine Vaughn 
*cat caregiver and Petsmart off-site adoptions since May 2007 *changed to cat socializer in 2013 *changed to cat caregiver in 2016

Brittany Ham1

Brittany Ham
*critter caregiver and events since June 2011

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Lori Lindsay
*dog exerciser, animal Reiki and events since February 2016

Jessica D'Ambrosio

Jessica D'Ambrosio
*sick room caregiver since March 2017

Jerry Maske

With fond memories of 
Jerry Maske 
*website photographer since January 2011 - 2013

Terra Barnes (2)

Terra Barnes
*
Dog Exerciser Volunteer Coordinator, Events Coordinator, and dog exerciser since Sept. 2014.

Marlene Maske

Marlene Maske 
*website photographer and Petsmart offsite adoptions since January 2011 

Suzanne Cridland

Suzanne Cridland 
*sick room caregiver and cat blanket seamstress since March 2015

volunteer Angie Gianniosis

Angela (Angie) Gianniosis
*dog exerciser, events and photographer since March 2015

Theresa Grace

Theresa Grace
*dog exerciser and events since November 2014

Rita McFadden

 Rita McFadden
*dog exerciser since February 2014 

Richard Grace

Rick Grace
*dog exerciser and events since January 2015

Tony Aguiar

Tony Aguiar
*events as needed; unofficially since Sept. 2016;
officially since January 2017

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Tina Aguiar
*dog exerciser
since September 2014 and events since February 2017

Lisa Derbyshire

Lisa Derbyshire 
*
dog exerciser and events since January 2016

Jenn Dorris 2

Jenn Dorris  
*cat caregiver since May 2015, dog exerciser and events since August 2016

Nikki Gianniosis

Nikki Gianniosis
*dog exerciser, events, and photographer
since March 2015

Penny Morris 1

Penelope (Penny) Morris
*dog exerciser and photographer since March 2015

Kelsey Morris2

Kelsey Morris
*
dog exerciser and photographer since March 2015

Jason Shands

Jason Shands
*small critter caretaker and
off-site events since April 2016

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Melissa Caldwell
*offsite adoptions cat caregiver at Petsmart and cat blanket seamstress since March 2015.

Tim Tyler1

Tim Tyler
*dog exerciser and behaviorist since September 2014.

A. Brooke Hyneckeal

A. Brooke Hyneckeal
*dog exerciser and events since February 2016. Petsmart cat caregiver since November 2016.

Janet Duda 2

Janet Duda
*Petsmart cat caregiver since September 2012
*offsite events since 2016
*PD volunteer

Bart diBartolo

Bart diBartolo
*dog exerciser
since March 2011

Faye Haun

Faye Haun
*dog exerciser since January 2015

Shirley (Shelly) diBartolo

Shirley (Shelly) diBartolo
*dog exerciser
since March 2011

Laurie Straten

Laurie Straten 
*dog exerciser since February 2017

Helen Gravo

Helene Gravo
*dog groomer, exerciser, and events
since August 2015

Sally Donovan1

Sally Donovan
*cat caregiver at off-site adoption center in Petsmart since September 2011
*PD volunteer

Manny Ross

Manny Ross
*dog exerciser since February 2017

Dr. Fiona Kelley

Fiona Kelley
*cat caregiver at our off-site adoption location
in Petsmart on Stephanie/Warm Springs  since April 2015

Maryann Steele

Maryann Steele
*cat caregiver at our off-site adoption center in Petsmart on Lake Mead/Water since July 2014.

Brandi Bosley

Brandi Bosley
*dog exerciser and events since April 2016

Connie Pate

Connie Pate
*front office assistant since August 2015

Ashley Livingston

Ashley Livingston
*dog exerciser since August 2014

Kat Mulvey

Kat Mulvey
*photographer, dog exerciser, and events since February 2017

Gary Glaubke

Gary Glaubke
*
cat caregiver at our off-site adoption center in Petsmart on Lake Mead/Water since April 2016.

Sandy Glaubke

Sandy Glaubke
*cat (and critter) caregiver at our off-site adoption center in Petsmart on Lake Mead/Water since April 2016.

Elaine Rachal

Elaine Rachal
*cat caregiver since February 2017

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Lori Weakland

Lori Weakland
*dog exerciser since November 2016

Breon Jenzen

Breon Jenzen
*cat caregiver at our off-site Petsmart location since February 2017

Diliya Markina

Diliya Markina
*cat caregiver and kitten fosterer since March 2015

Volunteerism is a state of mind which urges us to move beyond the routine of our everyday lives to perceive a need and give of ourselves to accomplish a worthwhile task." - - Emerson.

  • Are you an animal lover?
  • Would you like to work with and help the pets at the shelter? We take applications all the time, although we are not always actively recruiting for volunteers. If you submit an application, you will be contacted if there are volunteer positions available. If you have not been brought on board as a volunteer within 4 months of your initial application, you will need to reapply if you are still interested.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the application and drop it off at the shelter or mail it to The Henderson Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 5050, Henderson, NV 89009-5050, or email it to cindy.carlson@cityofhenderson.com.