Testimonials

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  • “Phenomenal.”

    - The Daily Pennsylvanian
  • “These teens provide invaluable assistance at our shelter.”

    - Melissa Levy, Executive Director of Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
  • “Ever hear of a program, an idea, or a solution and think to yourself “BRILLIANT!” (Perhaps followed by “damn, why didn’t I think of that…?”) This is exactly what I was thinking when I heard about Hand2Paw.”

    - DogNerd Blog
  • No words were necessary, the positive, loving, healing energy was palpable….Maybe, it is in these shared moments that we begin to understand how to find peace.”

    - Colleen Rudolf, Hand2Paw Volunteer and local artist
  • “What makes the Hand2Paw program so unique is that the program is based on the recognition that homeless youth have so much to offer.”

    - Carol Siegrist, Hand2Paw Trainer
  • “Being able to be around animals like this has made me want to work with them.”

    - Hand2Paw youth participant
  • “I come from a shelter, so Hand2Paw makes me feel like I can relate to the animals.”

    - Hand2Paw youth participant
  • “By coming here today, it shows that some dogs that I might see on the streets actually are really nice. I really didn’t like pit bulls a lot, but I just worked with a pit bull and it was really cool.”

    - Hand2Paw youth participant
  • “After seeing the magic of Hand2Paw unfold before my eyes, I’m now even more convinced that the program is destined for major success.”

    - Amy Rossi, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Examiner
  • “I would literally have kids begging me….can I go? Can I go?”

    - Rob Zindell, Program Coordinator, Covenant House Pennsylvania
  • “He has such a wonderful personality! He is constantly met with adversity, and has had a very difficult time with housing arrangements. Even with all these problems, he continues to work with a smile, and give a hundred percent.”

    - Employer of a Hand2Paw Youth