Animal Care Services (ACS) Volunteer Program

NOTE: We are currently operating with a limited capacity and are not able to process new volunteer applications. We are working diligently to increase our ability to accept new volunteers.


  • Must love and enjoy dogs and cats.
  • Minimum ages to volunteer with a parent on-site is 14-17 years old. The parent must be present at all times.
  • All volunteers (including parents) must attend an orientation.
  • All onsite volunteers (including parents) must complete a background check.

Community Service Restitution

Community service restitution must be scheduled and approved ahead of time. 

For more information, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Shelter Paws Program

Our Shelter Paws program lets you take a dog for the day - or even a few hours - in the hopes of making that dog more friendly and adoptable, and giving the dog a break from the shelter! Take a walk in the park, go for a hike or a run, watch a movie at home, or get a puppuccino!


  • Be 18 years old
  • Have a photo ID
  • Have a reliable vehicle
  • Be dog friendly

Sign Up

If you have questions, please email the Shelter Paws team.