Companion volunteers care for the animals at the shelter or at offsite locations and events. You can train for three types of companion programs:
Program support volunteers offer assistance at the shelter or at offsite locations or events, not working directly with the animals. You can train for three types of program supports programs:
Fosters care for the animals in a home environment and handles all care during the animal’s stay. You can sign up for any or all of the four types of foster programs:
There are 3 levels for volunteers
Level 1: Adoption rooms
Level 2: Intake room
Level 3: Isolation room
Additional training is required to qualify for each room. All applicants who successfully complete training are Level 1 and work first in the Adoption rooms. Level 2 is by invitation only. We will identify volunteers who have shown good handling skills, ability to follow instructions and consistency in service and reach out to them to train for Level 2.
Other volunteer opportunities for levels 1-3:
Some of the dogs and cats you work with may be un-adoptable and therefore may be chosen for euthanasia. You must be able to focus on what you can do to make each animal you work with as comfortable as possible. We ask that you provide as much loving care as you can during each pet’s stay with us. Please show consideration to the shelter staff who are directly involved with the making of these difficult decisions.