Show your love for homeless pets on Love Your Pet Day! Stop by any Mounds Pet Food Warehouse store in Dane County today (February 20th) and round up your purchase or choose an amount to donate at the register. Mounds will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to DCHS! Learn more.

When you are ready to apply to become a volunteer, click below to find a step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

Steps to Volunteer

Administrative Assistant with Development & Marketing Team — [pdf]

Helping thousands of animals ever year takes a lot of coordination and funds. Assist our Development & Marketing Team with a variety of activities that support the great work at DCHS.

Administrative Assistant with Volunteer Team — [pdf]

Assist our Volunteer Team as they support over 900 active volunteers at the shelter.

Barkins' Donation Assistant — [pdf]

Help sort and distribute donations: for our use, to sell in our west side Thrift store or to the public on our Barkins' display at the main shelter.

Building Maintenance & Grounds Assistant — [pdf]

Assist in keeping the DCHS grounds safe and looking great.

Photographer — [pdf]

A stunning photo helps homeless animals find loving families more quickly. Use your photography skills to capture great snaps of all of our adoptable animals.