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.
The Main Shelter and Thrift Store are closing at 4:00 pm Friday, March 24, for a special event. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit. Most other services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more.
DCHS has a variety of infrequent opportunities for current volunteers who would like to broaden their participation.
Pet Food Pantry Assistant — [pdf]
Help manage the inventory of pet food and litter that is distributed to local food pantries.
Transport Assistant for Animal Medical Services — [pdf]
Assist our Animal Medical Services Team by transporting animals to offsite veterinarians for health care.