Behind the Scenes
There's plenty of work to be done behind the scenes, helping staff make sure that everything runs smoothly and our animals get the best care! If you're looking to make a contribution where it's often needed the most, consider one of these opportunities.
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.
Assist our Volunteer Team as they support over 900 active volunteers at the shelter.
Barkins' Donation Assistant — [pdf]
Help sort donations to the shelter. Items we either cannot use or have plenty of go to our Barkins' Thrift Store where the public can purchase pet items. Greatest need: weekdays with flex start time.
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. Shift available: 11am-1pm Monday.
Thrift Store Assistant — [pdf]
Help manage thrift store donations and assist customers and donors. Shifts available: Weekends 10-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm. Weekdays 10-1pm, 1-4pm and 4-7pm.