​​​Volunteering releases endorphins.  The mind can only think of one thing at a time.   This can go a long way to reduce pain or other forms of suffering, There is a deeper aspect. There are two kinds of volunteer experiences.

Please chose which experience you wish to have, before you sign up!

1)   You can choose to volunteer in a predictable, organized job where one show up and just does what one is told.  Highly valuable for people under stress who just want to help, without having to think or decide.

2)    You can choose to volunteer in a climate that is unpredictable to develop your skills in resiliency, teamwork and ability to handle challenges under stressful situations.  Excellent to develop teamwork, relationship and problem solving skills.  Great for training leadership candidates.

We have  opportunities, to meet our agency  in action,  and help with processing our donations in Central Phoenix.  United Way's Project Connect, Arizona Veteran's Stand Down are all service activities we need volunteer help to deliver services.  

We attend numerous fun events where we share disaster, safety and health information for pets (and humans) and tell people of our agency's services where one can volunteer and have fun at the event! 

If you belong to a business, faith based, community  group, school, non profit, or other organization and would like to join our Coalition,

Call 602-909-7153 for more information!

Our Office will be closed ​Dec 22- Jan 5, to allow our great volunteers time to rest with their families! 

Donations will be accepted and appreciated! 

Regular Office hours:   Closed Sunday and Monday.

Open:  10am to 3pm Tuesday-Saturday

 Text or Call: 602-909-7153

Click Google map link here get Pet Food help.

Be sure to call first, to make sure our partner agencies, currently have pet food

>If you have run out of pet food, learn which human food is safe for your pet, click here   or download a pdf copy below:

 ​Coming Major Service and Volunteer Projects: 

Learn about Us~

Please call us at 602/909-7153 to let us know of your donation effort for our social media and a "How-to" to help organize the pet food/item drive!

FRAUD Prevention  ALERT

 How to prevent fraud against You and Us, Please go to the page "Board Leadership"

​​Member, Governor Doug Ducey’s  

 AZ State Citizens Corp Council

 This program was created to educate, train and provide volunteer opportunities to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to disasters of any kind.

Veterans  Standdown/Lift ups  2018 Dates

See our Facebook page of details, close to the dates!

*August 4, 2018 Solomon, AZ

*August 11, 2018 Show Low, Az

* August 15, 2018 Tucson, Az

*August 17, 2018 Sierra Vista, Az

*August 18, 2018 Salt River Az

*August 25, White Mountain Az

PATCHES (Protecting Animals Through Community Housing, Education & Support)  is a public and private partnership venture to establish a shared shelter facility in the Phoenix metropolitan area for animal rescue organizations to temporarily house and hold adoption events at an affordable cost. This project will be the first of its kind.

There is a need for cash donations for this work now!   It cannot happen without you.  

Will you help them, be their HERO?   
Please pass a empty bowl around your business, group, friends or post our needs for cash, item donations, or volunteer effort on your social media feeds please? 

We realized we had to do something with the owners of the pets we are helping and we found other people with special needs in crisis/disaster!   

* America R U Prepared.org​ ,  as our new partner in our other division where we have over a thousand special needs members and others joining  efforts, to help each other in their neighborhoods and communities, urban and rural settings in Arizona!Click here to explore our new partner in this division:

America, RU Prepared, Division (Link)

has joined us for people who cant or wont join government disaster agencies but still need or will give  disaster help in the first moments when help cant wait!  

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We are so excited to have the Arizona Avian Alliance, join us, as a part of our 501c3.   Finches to parakeets to parrots and more.   Now we help people with their beloved feather friends  in crisis! 

​​For Veterans around Arizona -    Watch our work with Arizona Veterans  below! 

 > Phoenix Dog Magazine (link)

Media: About our community services

 about our work with Veterans

 in Pg 22-23, March/April 2018 issue

and our "Special Needs"  Volunteer  in  Page 16-17, Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

Big Changes to meet your Needs 

Service Mission:

 We help people who would not ask for help for themselves, but will for their beloved pets, to get aid for their pets, and for themselves  through our agency partnerships, to help their long term recovery with disruptive events.

We help build community through pets and neighbor helping neighbor in crisis!

Our Vision:     

To be able to close our agency,

when pet's needs are met!

Business & Community Support,

You gave $750,000 of

Pet Food/Items and

$16,500 donated cash for all 

15 Counties in Arizona ~

Thank You from them!

​​Are  we making a difference? 

 Would you please  volunteer for 3 minutes to click  at this link  to give us a review at Great Non Profits to help us continue!

​​​News and Events​:

> New  Services:   Animals in Disaster, Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry, is moving  from agency name to become a division as we  re-organize and broaden our services to include humans in disasters with other division partners joining us!

 "Animals and Humans in Disaster, inc!" is our new agency name! under  IRS  # 01 0975325,  Arizona Corporation division made our changes, we wait for the IRS to make their changes! 

*Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry is one department division. that welcomes PATCHES as a partner!   While Empty Bowl Pets will still work the group projects such as comunnity disasters FEMA responses, Arizona Veteran's Stand down United Ways's Project Connects and HopeFests throughout Arizona,

PATCHES is the other side of the division who will work within these groups more one on one,  to address the specific needs of Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, Sick/Injured, and other special need people with pets/service animals  To see the statitics of what has been done for Arizona 's pets so far and to learn more of this wonderful addition click on:  http://www.emptybowlpetfoodpantry.org/patches 

,​​​​For Homeless/Near Homeless  > United Ways Project Connect 8am-3pm -Be a part of your Community, whether volunteering or because of a need. Project Connects, Hopefest and Arizona Veterans Stand Downs, are conducted in the SAME way, a Disaster Recovery Center is by FEMA!  A Great opportunity to find out if you are up to the rigors of working as a disaster volunteer!  2018-FY-Project-Connect-Schedule.pdf

Project Connect ​Video and more Event Information here

Next Scheduled Event: Thursday, 8am-3pm:

Sep 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints West Tempe Stake Center
1050 W. Grove Parkway Tempe AZ 85283

>  Nov 1, South Mountain Community College, 7050 S. 24th St.,Phoenix, AZ 85042

> Dec 13, Monte Vista Nazarene Church, 3313 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018