Judy Dahlbeck


I have had a passion for animals for as long as I can remember. I volunteer for many reasons but first and foremost, I want to help animals in need, especially ones in our community, to the best of my capability. And second, I love getting to know the people who have a passion for animals as much as I do.

Jack Swarsbrook

Vice President

In my mind, there are few greater joys in life than the unconditional love offered by a companion animal. Helping in any small way to enable people the opportunity to experience that joy through a rescue animal motivates me.

Paul Reichert


“Rescues are the BEST!” (My new mantra since adopting Mahogany at YHS.) It’s a privilege to give back to the organization which makes these adoptions possible.

Julie Ellegood


From the time we started fostering YHS kittens, I was hooked. These animals have given us so much joy. I have watched as YHS has continued serve this community and has provided amazing care to the animals. The staff is amazing, and I am privileged to be part of such an exceptional organization.

Suzanne Vermilya


Many of my childhood pictures included a dog or cat sitting on my lap and decades later, nothing has changed.  Living in Mexico and working with animal rescues for several years has cemented my commitment to making a difference and providing animals with a second chance.  Karen Davison said it best, “Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will change forever”.  Our Mexican street dogs, Canela and Diego remind me each day how much we can change an animal’s life.  I am honored and eager to be part of a YHS team, who positively impacts the cats, dogs, horses and more of Yavapai County and beyond, every single day.

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