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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

Turbo

2 years old, Terrier Mix, Male Neutered. Do you like to explore and go to parks? Then Turbo is the dog for you. He would be great at agility courses. Running and jumping are his favorite things to do when outside. Turbo is a dog that once you earn his trust, he will be your best friend for life. If you are interested in adopting this energetic boy, please fill out an application.

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Bessie

2 years old, Pit Bull, Female Spayed. Bessie would love to be your best friend. She would do better in a house with adults or a family with older kids. She loves playing with her basketball and Kong toy in the yard. She will beg for belly rubs and attention. Bessie is housetrained and knows how to sit and give paw. We recommend Bessie having a fenced in backyard. If you think she would be a good fit for you, please come and meet her.

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Georgie

2 1/2 years old, Pit Shepherd Mix, Male Neutered. Georgie loves to run and play with his Kong toys. He knows commands and is great on a leash. He would do better in a home with no kids, since he forgets how big he is when starts to play. When in the house relaxing, be ready for this cuddle bug to join you.  If you are interested in adopting Georgie, stop down at PAWS to meet him.

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