Update: At this time, we are accepting volunteer applications online in lieu of Volunteer Orientation. Please apply online. Please note that due to limited training slots, there may be a delay in processing applications. Once your application has been reviewed, we will reach out to you.
(Pre-requisite: Session for those 18 years and older*)
The first step to volunteering in any capacity is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation. In addition to an overview of the many volunteer opportunities available, such as dog-walking, cat socialization, daily animal care and more, this session covers general information about our shelter and what we do in our community, as well as some of the challenges all shelters face.
The application will be provided at orientation, so please bring a pen. There is no need to RSVP, but do arrive a few minutes early, as we start on time. Hope to see you there!
New Volunteer Orientation: Held in our classroom, 3839 Bradshaw Road. Orientations have been canceled until further notice.
*Important Information: Please note that all prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and that we require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per month for at least six months.
We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and flexible volunteering times, however,
prospective volunteers who can commit to a weekly schedule of volunteering will be given priority in training classes.
Please contact Celeste Ingrid, Volunteer Coordinator with any questions.
Become a Foster Care Provider
Often animals require temporary
foster care outside of the shelter to recover from a health issue or for socialization before they can be made available for adoption. We are always seeking additional foster providers to open their homes to animals in need and help us save lives. Fostering situations can be as short as a few days to a couple of months, depending upon the animal’s specific needs.
In order to make the fostering experience a positive one for both you and the animal, we match animals in need to the foster provider’s home environment, personal abilities and comfort level in working with various medical conditions or behaviors.
Foster Provider Care Orientation: Held in our classroom, 3839 Bradshaw Rd. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.
The next Foster Orientations are:
Orientations are held in our classroom, 3839 Bradshaw Road. Please bring a pen and paper for taking notes. Online registration is required. Please do arrive a few minutes early, as we start on time.
For more information on fostering our animals, visit our FAQ page or contact FosterRescueProgram@saccounty.gov.