Animal Shelter Volunteer Program

We have an active volunteer program and are always seeking more people who would like to give of their time to the animals. Volunteers are a great asset to the shelter as they give that extra attention and do activities that are needed while a shelter animal awaits its new home. Such activities include dog walking, supervising dog play groups, playing with cats, grooming, and general socializing with the shelter animals.


In order to become a volunteer you need to:
  • Be at least 14 years old
    • If you are younger, a parent or guardian must accompany you for training and volunteering
  • Be willing to commit 12 hours per quarter
  • Complete a Volunteer Application (pdf)
  • Attend a 1.5 hour volunteer orientation
  • Attend a 45 minute cat class to volunteer with cats
  • Attend a 1.75 hour dog class to volunteer with dogs
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The following are the dates for the upcoming Volunteer Orientation Classes: 

Saturday August 12, 2017
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Saturday September 9, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Saturday October 14, 2017
Saturday November 4, 2017
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Saturday December 2, 2017
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Class times are as follows:
General Orientation:  10-11:00 AM
Dog Class:  11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
Cat Class:  12:05 PM - 12:30 PM 
   Please bring a photo ID if you are 18 or older. 

*Bring a snack, lunch and something to drink if attending all three classes.
*Please sign up at the front desk if you plan to attend.
*If you have signed up and are unable to attend, please call to notify the shelter.


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