5/19/41 - 12/7/2016
Sandy was a woman of many talents. In her early 40's she became the 1st woman to join and graduate 2nd in her class at the Las Vegas Metro Academy. She was the 1st woman to join the K9 Unit and was instrumental in new innovative techniques and procedures for the K9 Unit. Pictured above is her and her 2nd dog, Bear. She retired from the LPVD and moved to Kingman, Az. where she worked as a Kingman Animal Control Officer for many years and the seed was planted for the beginnings of MM&F.
She had a dream to start up a no-kill rescue and adoption center. This happened on November 1, 2005. On that same day she got permission from the ADOC to start the very first Prison Training Program for dogs in the State of Arizona - she called it "The Pound to Pen" program. Our Rescue Center misses her very much and all the training she gave us.
I became a founding member of Mutt Matchers & Friends in 2004. I have been in various positions since its inception. I am the Vice President and am involved in the day to day operations. I brought a lot of experience from pounding nails to help build the office building, to taking care of the dogs. I love my volunteer time with Mutt Matchers, and most days you will find me there.
I have been with Mutt Matchers since the inception of our dog adoption center. I have also been our treasurer for that length of time. I am an animal lover and have both dogs and cats. I lead a busy life as an accountant for one of our local CPAs. I do our quarterly and annual taxes, and ensure that we are in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission for our 501(c)(3) non profit status
Past President (served 2006 - 2022)
I was the president of this great little non-profit no kill dog rescue and adoption center for sixteen years. During this time we have had many wonderful dogs come through our doors. The majority of these beautiful four footed pups were rescued from a kill shelter and given a second chance at being a beloved family pet. It is the most fulfilling and rewarding time I have spent during my retirement. We have a wonderful, and dedicated group of volunteers and two part time employees, and nothing brings more joy to all of us to see one of our dogs go to their forever loving homes.