PATCHES Programs Overview

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PATCHES AZ will be a community animal adoption center in which local shelters can house their overflow animals and hold adoptions daily at an affordable price. There will also be a Veterinarian on site and other services available. (Dog Training, Doggy Daycare, Grooming and Boarding).

By bringing all these services into one place, the adoption process can be made more affordable, productive, and healthier for the pets involved. With this will come the need for staff and volunteers.

We have a plan to build a community to support these endeavors and provide the care and comfort to animals waiting to be adopted and serve community needs as well.

Hire Veterans

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Many organizations help Veterans with disabilities and PATCHES will be helping veterans through therapy programs and training to help them back into the community, by helping to care for the animals, work with the public, train for careers as veterinarian technicians, manage food donations and serve as mentors for teen workers. Provide leadership opportunities to encourage them to heal.

Hire Disconnected Youth

Troubled teens who come from difficult backgrounds who are not currently on a positive life path, who will have the opportunity to learn “World of Work” skills, gain work experience and serve as social skill buddies.

Hire Developmentally Disabled

Individuals such as those on the Autism spectrum can help to care for the animals, help maintain the building and become independent and self-sufficient by gaining work  and social skills.

Provide Kennel Space for the Animals of Domestic Violence Victims

Provide Kennels for the Animals of Domestic Violence Victims – who often
refuse to leave an abusive home situation because they know that their
beloved animals will be harmed or killed by the abuser, if they flee and
leave the animals in that situation. In exchange for the care of their pets they would 

Senior for Senior — Retiring Together Program

Lonely senior citizens often go without animal companionship due to living on a fixed income and/or fear for what will happen to the animal if they die or enter a nursing home. Meanwhile senior dogs and cats die in the shelter every day because people do not want to adopt them. This program solves this problem by placing senior animals into the loving homes of senior citizens while providing any FREE or low cost food or veterinary car that the animal may need to live out their lives. The animal rescues participating in this program agree to take the animals back should anything happen to their senior citizen foster parent. Senior animals get a second chance and senior citizens get a companion animal to enrich their life. This is a true Win-Win!

Companion Animal Assistance Program — CAAP

Animals are often abandoned when families in our community lack the money to feed them or provide veterinary care.

Feeding Animals in Rescue — FAIR

This facility will serve as the drop off & pick up point for the food donations that support other local animal rescue groups that are volunteer based. Food is a major expense for animal rescues that currently prevents them from saving more animals. Colony care givers often work full time jobs, to be able to pay for food for the colonies they serve.