My journey with AAS started over 20 years ago as a Pet Pal. About this time the shelter received a very scared Rottweiler who had not lived a very good life. His name was Windermere. I fell in love with him and came as often as I could to spend time with him. Being a Rottweiler not everyone was comfortable with him so I was allowed to go behind the gates to get him. This lead me to be able to spend time getting to know the volunteers and realize this was something I needed to do – help the dogs.