Volunteering At PAWS


A critical aspect of the success of our operation is the recruitment of volunteers. Volunteering your time is one of the best ways to help the animals.  Persons are continually needed to assist with the cleaning, care and exercising of the animals.  Whether you can help walk dogs, clean cages, or assist with a fund-raising event, you can make a difference in each of the animal’s lives. When you give the animals the gift of your time, you’ll get back something even more precious.  Enjoy a wagging tail, a purr, and a smile.  Didn’t someone once say all the best things in life are free?


You’ll join a network of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures.  You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership. 

You’ll never find a more grateful and accepting comrade than an animal you have comforted. Who can’t use another loyal support in life? You’ll make lots of new friends, and not just the four-legged kind.  Working side by side people who share similar interests can forge lifelong friendships.  You might discover skills you never knew you had, and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of achieving. 


Kenneling is done once a day.  Each kenneling session needs one person to kennel the cats and one to kennel the dogs. The animals are given food and water, exercised, and have their kennels cleaned out.  We need help seven days a week for exercising.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years or older unless accompanied by an adult with parental approval. 


Help the animals develop in their socialization skills by walking them, playing with them, brushing them and giving them one-on-one attention.  Help them overcome traits they have that may make them less adoptable such as shyness, jumping, or barking. Something as simple as petting and brushing can make a difference.


We are devoted to the animals entrusted to our care and do all we can to make sure they are placed in good homes. We require all prospective adoptions to be subject to application and interviewing before the animal can be released from the shelter. If the adoption is approved, the animal will be spayed or neutered and have all vaccinations brought up to date. View our Adoption Information page for details on how you can begin the steps to finding a new best friend.

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