AWARDS

Pets on Wheels, founded in 1990 has had a number of stories in the local newspapers. Additionally, Neal Jennings, its founder, has received a number of volunteer awards, some for his leadership and some on behalf of the 100 to 120 volunteers in the program annually. Additionally, a few other volunteer-pet teams have received community recognition. About 1,800 volunteers have devoted their time and shared their pets during the 27 years through 2017. They are the true awardees.

“some special awards for volunteer services through the years”

December 2017

Virginia G Piper Cancer Center Community Outreach Award

“Outstanding Community Service and Dedication”

In recognition of exceptional dedication to patient visits, providing love, “licks & tricks” for over 39,250 pet visit encounters and 1949 visitation hours since 2004.

March 2017

“Service to the Community 2017 Hero Dog”

Award presented by The Arizona Pet Project to Diane Bykowski’s therapy dog “ZOE”.

2011

2011 Arizona Cancer “HERO”

Award presented to Marsha Goodman’s Portuguese Water Dog “WILLIE”

2007-08

 President Bushs Volunteer Service Award to 60 Pets on Wheels volunteers

2006

Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award

Neal Jennings Call to Service Award over 4,000 hours

2005

Hon Kachina Volunteers Award, Neal Jennings

2004

Volunteer Hero Award for all volunteers of Pets on Wheels

2004

Non-Profit Excellence in Collaboration Honors by Maricopa Cty Volunteer Center

2003

Alice Drought Caring Spirit Volunteer Award

2001

Arizona Republics Champions for Children Award

Mary Ann Winter for Children’s Pet Education Program

2000

Arizona Veterinary Assoc. Animal Hall of Fame

Neal Jennings Poodles, Jacques & Jill, were inducted

2000

Lucia Causy Excellance in Volunteer Management Award

 

2000 Scratch & Sniff Awards, Lassie Rescue Award

 

1999 Scottsdales Papago Rotary Outstanding Service Award

 

1998 Blue Cross/Blue Shield of AZ Ageless Heros Award

 

1994 J. C. Pennys Golden Rule Award – AZ

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