Volunteering With Dogs

Animal Bio Writer

Responsible for meeting with the pets available for adoption and using information stored in our system regarding the animal’s history, notes (previous owner, behavior team, medical) and any other descriptions to write an adoption biography for potential adopters to read. Bios should describe the pet’s personality, activity level, likes and dislikes in a fun, positive and creative way to attract adopters.

Hours/shifts: Daily, 10AM to 2PM; 1PM-4PM


Animal Photographer & Videographer

Responsible for taking photos and videos of pets that are available for adoption. A great photo/video is the best way to help our shelter pets find a loving home.

Hours/shifts: Daily - 10AM to 2PM; 1PM-4PM


Offsite Adoption Events – Canine Handlers

Assist and provide information to clients wanting to adopt a dog at offsite adoption events. Duties include welcoming clients that want to visit our canines available for adoption, guiding them through the adoption process, and allowing the adopters to interact with the dog, while maintain a safe environment. If available, assist with the loading of the canines on to and off the PetMobile. 

Hours/shifts: based on scheduled events; most events are during the day on the weekends or in the evenings during the week.


Animal Care – Canine (Adoptions and Holding)

Assists dogs and puppies in our care by walking dogs, bathing dogs, doing laundry, dishes, and cleaning kennels, as well as reporting any health or behavior concerns to supervisor. 

Hours/shifts: Daily 8AM to 12PM; 1PM-5PM


Dog Play Group Runners

Assists dogs in our care by walking dogs back and forth to the play yards to participate in play groups. Playgroups provide an emotional and behavioral benefit for the dogs and is a critical enrichment and assessment tool.  Knowing the dogs are social with other dogs helps get them adopted into loving homes. 

Hours/shifts: Sunday – Friday, 8AM to 11AM


Enrichment - Canine

Assists dogs and puppies in our care by providing enrichment. Tasks include preparing/distributing treats and toys, collecting and cleaning toys, and interacting with the dogs. 

Hours/shifts: Daily 9AM-12PM; 2PM – 5PM


Foster Parent

Please see our Foster Program Page for various foster volunteer roles -


Photography Dog Handler

Responsible for assisting the Animal Photographers volunteers during photo sessions of our shelter dogs. Dog handlers retrieve dogs from their kennels, walk them to the photography location, & prep and pose the dogs a requested by the photographer.

Hours/shifts: Daily 10AM to 2PM; 1PM-4PM


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