Thousands of companion animals, exotic species and farm animals come through the DCHS doors every year seeking comfort and care. Volunteers play an essential role in helping care for the basic needs of animals as well as make them feel safe and loved.
Admitting Assistant — [pdf]
Assist the Admitting Team who provides wellness exams and initial treatment for all animals coming to DCHS. Shifts available: 3-5pm Sunday or Wednesday and 5-7pm Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.
Help our Animal Medical Services Team by caring for animals recovering from injury, illness or surgery in addition to providing general clinic assistance.
Provide care for cats in Maddie's Felines in Treatment Center which houses our nationally renowned ringworm treatment program. Greatest need: Saturday mornings with flex start time between 6-9am.
Bather & Groomer — [pdf]
Help animals at DCHS feel happy, fresh and clean by providing baths and grooming services.
Canine Care Assistant — [pdf]
Help care for dogs at DCHS by providing them with a clean, enriching environment as well as quality time. Available shifts: 7-9am Sunday-Friday, 1-3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Carestaff Assistant — [pdf]
Interact with nearly every species at the shelter by assisting our Carestaff with daily tasks from preparing meals to keeping cages clean and safe.
Classroom Animal Assistant — [pdf]
Spend time with our classroom animals while preparing their meals and helping keep them clean and happy.
Critter Cuddler - Main Shelter — [pdf]
Help give our small critters some love and attention. Available shifts: 3-5pm Monday or Thursday and 4-6pm Tuesday. Available adult shifts: 8-10am Wednesday and 12-2pm Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Critter Cuddler - Mounds East — [pdf]
Help give our small critters some love and attention while they stay at Mounds on Stoughton Road. Available shifts: 9-11am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday; 11am-1pm and 3-5pm Monday-Friday.
Help give our small critters some love and attention at our Adoption Center West. Available shifts: 12-2pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 3-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 5-7 Friday.
Feline Friend - Main Shelter — [pdf]
Provide comfort and care to our cats at the Main Shelter. Greatest need: weekday mornings and afternoons. Some shifts available on weekends between 8am - 5pm.
Provide comfort and care to our cats at Adoption Center West.
Provide comfort and care to cats staying at Mounds Pet Food Warehouse in Sun Prairie. Available shifts: 11am-1pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 3-5pm Thursday and 1-3pm Friday.
Equine Assistant — [pdf]
Help provide comfort and care to horses and other livestock in our Horse and Livestock Barn located at the Main Shelter. Available shifts: 9-11am Wednesday or Saturday.