About Us

Wayne Miller founded R.A.I.N. (Rescue Animals In Need). It became a 501(c)3 tax exempt, no-kill, non-profit animal rescue organization in 2008 and has helped thousands of cats and dogs throughout the Phoenix Area.

In 2017, R.A.I.N. rescued 649 Cats and 249 Dogs: adopted out 633 cats and 249 dogs. A total of 898 came into their care and 882 went to loving homes. Live release rate of 98%.

Wayne teamed with Sam Basso, a dog trainer and animal behaviorist in 2017 to form P.A.T.C.H.E.S. (Protecting Animals through Community Housing, Education and Support). PATCHES is a nonprofit that resides connected with Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry (Humans and Animals in Disaster).

Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry is a 501(c)3 that was founded more than 10 years ago and has a Platinum standing in GuideStar. 

They help pets and their companions during times of health and financial challenges or disasters across the state. Their core belief is that no one should have to choose between feeding themselves or their animals. In 2016, Animals in Disaster – Empty Bowl Pet Food, received $776,000 in pet food and pet items from the community, of in-kind donations and cash. 

PATCHES mission is to protect animals in the Phoenix valley with housing and support while educating the community on animal welfare and statistics. As well as, provide a safe and efficient adoption process that is affordable for all parties involved while keeping the animals in need happy and healthy to ensure the best chance of adoption.

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