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PAWS has a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit all interests and activity levels.

Volunteer Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Effective December 3, 2013, PAWS Humane Center no longer offers volunteer applications for those under the age of eighteen.

We still welcome you to come to the Humane Center to volunteer!

Parents need to sign up as a volunteer. During orientation, your children may tour the facility and learn how to help the animals. After orientation and facility tour the family is welcome to volunteer whenever your schedule allows.

Parents, guardians, scout leaders, etc. should contact the Humane Center Director in advance to schedule your volunteer time. When you arrive at the Humane Center, advise someone at the Front Desk why you are there. They will show you where to sign in, give you a Waiver to sign that will cover you and your child, and let the Director know you are there. You and your child will also be given name tags.

Housekeeping, laundry, dishes, etc. are all very important tasks that need to be done on a daily basis. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

While you are at the Humane Center, be sure to take some time to visit with the animals.

We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you for your interest in PAWS, and your desire to help the many animals in need.

Volunteer Orientation

Upon completion of the online Volunteer Application, a member of the PAWS team will contact you to set up orientation within 5 – 7 days.

Becoming a volunteer can be rewarding, satisfying, fun and a great way to make new friends. The Humane Center’s first and foremost concern is taking care of the animals, making sure their surroundings are clean and disinfected, that they are as healthy as they can be. Every day the mornings are devoted to making this happen before the Center opens to the public helping with animal care, i.e. cleaning the catteries and kennels.

Environmental Enrichment (socializing) is another important key to the well-being of the Center’s animals. Volunteer opportunities exist for walking, holding, training, bathing, etc.

Another key volunteer opportunity is customer relations – which includes assisting with adoptions, answering the phone, waiting on guests.

There are many very important volunteer positions available that don’t require direct contact with the animals. Some of these are clerical duties, housekeeping/laundry, maintenance, grounds keeping, and off-site events such as fundraisers, festivals, parades, etc.

Featured Pets


10 years old, Lab Mix, Male Neutered. Are you looking for someone that will stay by your side, listen to all your secrets or problems with no judgment? Not to mention trust you completely and give you unconditional love. Alfred is the perfect partner; he is just an overgrown baby. He likes other mild dogs that do not bark at him, as he is a little shy. Come meet this perfect boy. If Alfred could tell you one thing about himself, it would be …

Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes… Alfred

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4 years old, Domestic Short Hair Buff, Male Neutered. George is loves attention and laying in your lap. He is missing his front left leg but that doesn't stop him. He loves to be scratched behind his ears and he makes a chirping noise when you are doing it. This sweet boy is looking for a home with no dogs. George does get along with other cats. He loves curling up in his bed in a warm spot. He enjoys people of all sizes and is ready to find his purfect family.

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1 year old, Boxer Mix, Female Spayed. Let's meet Megan! Megan our energetic ball of muscle. This girl is pure strength, mentally and physically. After being at the shelter for 7 months, we have all agreed Megan would do best in an active household, where she can burn off some of her energy. Megan would do best in a home with no kids, or cats due to her high energy level. If you have another dog a meet and greet would be required. This girl loves to go on walks and walks decently on a leash. She loves treats and is very intelligent, she is always learning new tricks. Megan is a goof ball, she is always making us laugh here, she is who we call our circus dog. This girl will need a home with activity and structure. She does best on a routine, feeding, walks, etc. if you are looking for your next new adventure partner, we think we may have found your girl.

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