Volunteer Work

Christine actively volunteers at the Animal Orphanage of Voorhees in Voorhees NJ (www.vaonj.org), as well as teaching classes for its' volunteers, enabling them to help the many shelter dogs in need. She also takes in and rehabilitates dog who suffer from difficult behavior issues, for The Orphanage on a complimentary basis.

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I met Christine Nolan, when I was the Volunteer Coordinator at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage. She signed up to volunteer and immediately impressed me as the kind of person who really is out there to make a difference and will stop at nothing to see improvement achieved. She volunteered countless hours at the shelter, working individually with dogs to make them more adoptable and with volunteers, to teach them how to be better dog-handlers. She never gave up on even the most difficult dogs and worked hard to ensure that they were appropriately placed with good families. Her love for the dogs, especially the difficult and misunderstood, is apparent in everything that she does.

I have since moved on to become the Foster Care Coordinator and Junior Volunteer Coordinator at the Cumberland County SPCA. Despite the further distance, Christine has still gone above and beyond by traveling to Vineland to evaluate several dogs and to provide immensely popular and helpful workshops for the Junior Volunteers (about how to handle, care for, and understand dogs) and for Foster Families (about how to set your foster dog up for success through training, exercise, and understanding). Christine has also dedicated her time to helping a particular foster family with a special-needs dog who desperately needed her intervention to be saved. While I can name several humans (myself included) and dogs from AO and the CCSPCA that have personally benefited from her attention (Luegher, Tony, Torque, Lexington, Guinness, Domino, Reese- just to name a few), I know there are countless others who have found happiness and success because of Christine. Despite all she does, she never asks for anything in return, which is truly the spirit of volunteerism.

Maria Stoerrle

Thank you so much Christine Nolan for spending the day with Lauren, Penny Sue and I on Saturday. Pit Bull Pride of DE is blessed to have you and can not thank you enough for everything you do within the rescue community. The time, patience and dedication you provide to the dogs (and humans) who so desperately need your guidance is beyond amazing! Because of you, Penny Sue will now have a better chance at being adopted, which will allow us to save yet another dog. You are truly one amazing lady! Thank you SO much for all of your help!!


Amy Burns
Director of Operations
Pit Bull Pride of Delaware


Christine has been a true blessing to the volunteers and dogs at The Voorhees Animal Orphanage. She has shared her time and talents with all of us to help our shelter dogs reach their full potential. Many of these animals get their second chance thanks to Christine! She never ceases to amaze us of her dedication and generosity. . She is readily available morning, noon and night to answer questions and take our phones calls. She has donated her time in every aspect possible to The Voorhees Animal Orphanage.

Christine Todd

I first met Christine when my wife and I agreed to foster Macy, a very frightened dog who was at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (the "AO"). Macy was essentially unadoptable in her anxious state. We agreed to foster Macy when Christine said she would come to our home and help us without charge. I didn't know then that Christine often did this for shelter dogs who needed help in order to became adoptable. Christine taught us how to help Macy, we fell in love, became foster failures (by adopting Macy ourselves) and Macy is still with us 4 years later.

Christine's knowledge as a behaviorist is of immense value to the AO, and her willingness to give of herself is inspiring. She brings AO dogs in real need of help to her facility for intense behavioral training and rehabilitation, resulting in their adoption. In every one of the cases I have seen, the dogs Christine brought to her facility became adoptable solely because of her. Christine also conducts training sessions for the AO volunteers, sharing her knowledge, teaching the AO volunteers how to help the shelter dogs. The AO's shelter dogs and volunteers are very lucky to have her to help us. She is truly amazing!

Bill Bigham
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Update: Can't help but share another happy update about Simon! His new mommy reports that he is making new friends wherever he goes, canine and human :) Here he is playing with his new best friend, a little GSD puppy who lives next door. So happy for this boy and so grateful for all you did to make this possible!

Joe and I thought you might be interested in an update on our foster, Simon. Thanks to your work and suggestions, he has been adopted! The meet and greet went better than we could have hoped, and by the time we were done walking and came home, Simon was licking his new mommy's face and letting her pet him. He even jumped into her lap for some loving! NEVER ever thought this would have happened, and we have YOU to thank! We don't want to get ahead of ourselves because this is only day 2 with his new mom, but we are pretty confident that this match is meant to be. We sent Simon with one of your cards and a glowing recommendation, so if there are any issues, we know his new mom will contact you for help. Thank you for all you do!

Jen and Joe
Wags Rescue Volunteers
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Today Lorie Ann and I had the pleasure of meeting one of God's very special creatures, in the form of Christine Nolan. She's got the special gift of complete dog communication, and of being able to transmit that to others. She was kind enough to spend well over 2 hours with us and little Harley. Can't thank you enough for all that you took so much time to explain to us. We all learned so much today. Thank you Christine Nolan.

Jeff Bianchi