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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.

ATTENTION YOUTH, JUNIORS, PARENTS, SCOUTS, AND SCOUT LEADERS

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

Chip

3 years old, Boxer Mix,male neutered.  Chip is full of energy and is looking for a family to match his energy level.  He loves to curl up in a blanket with a Nylabone.  He would prefer to be your one and only.  A game of tug of war would be a fun game to play with him.  Chip is house trained and ready to find his furever family.

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Ruffles

2 years old, Domestic Short Hair Black, female spayed.  Ruffles is looking for a quiet home to call her own.  This shy girl would love to have all your attention.  Sitting in her window bed makes this girl happy.  She loves to brush up against your legs as you walk around.  If you think Ruffles is the girl for you, stop down and check her out!

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Missy

3 months old, Domestic Short Hair Black, male neutered.  Missy is a quiet kitten that needs a little extra attention.  He loves to play with his toys and his twin brother, Miley.  They love to sleep together and would be a great addition to someone that has the time and patience to let them warm up to you.  If you have room in your home and heart for these two boys stop by and see how they play.

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