Volunteer Opportunities

We have several volunteer opportunities available and we could always use help!

Please consider helping out in one of these areas:
  • Foster care - some animals have trouble staying in the shelter or need a little extra TLC before being adopted. These animals need a foster home to go to for a few weeks.
  • Adoption assistance - come help us get the animals adopted faster!  This can include paperwork, creating adoption packets or helping people with their animal visits.
  • Socializing/Playing with cats - don't forget the cats!  We need help getting some of the cats out of their kennels to play and expend energy or some just want to cuddle in your lap for a while.
  • Special events: PetCo events.  We need help taking cats to Petco each Saturday (morning and late afternoon) and twice a month we take dogs to Petco for more exposure.
  • Walking dogs - walking the dogs is not only great for the dogs but great for you!  You can take them for a walk to the park or just some great play time out in the play yard.
  • Grooming - want to help bathe some dogs?  No professional expertise needed. This helps the dogs feel and look better to find their forever home.
  • Photographer - great pictures bring in adopters!  No professional expertise needed.  Help us get that cute photo or funny video.
  • Transport Animals - we send many animals to other organizations for a better chance at adoption.  We need help getting them there so if you are able to use your own vehicle to transport a dog or a couple of cats just let us know!


All of our volunteers go through the Volunteer Center, please contact them at 620-665-4960 or online at Volunteer Center. This will get the process started.  We require you attend a volunteer orientation at the shelter and set a schedule for volunteering that works for you and helps staff know who is coming in each day.

Schedules can be set from 9am to 6pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.  We ask for at least 1 or 2 hours a week.