Volunteering at the Petaluma Animal Shelter
Thank you so much for giving your time for the animals!
Now that you have completed the necessary paperwork and orientation, you can sign up for a volunteer shift.
We have volunteer opportunities Tuesday through Saturday from 9 – 6, see below for specific time slots.
Your first volunteer session will be your first training session! In order to sign up for one of the opportunities below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
Your full name
Day, date, time
recurring? (for example, if you want to do this every Friday)
Here’s a sample:
Tuesday May 7, 9:30 – 10:30
I will walk dogs every Tuesday in May
9:30 – 10:30am Pack walk. We’ll need as many volunteers as we have dogs (we love the unknown!).
9:15 – 11am Clean Cat Condos and Cat rooms. This includes scooping litter boxes, refilling food bowls, cleaning and filling water bowls, replacing soiled bedding, cleaning the inside of the condos. May include mopping the floor. (3 people needed)
4:30 – 5:30pm Night Check for Cats. This includes feeding and scooping litter boxes. (1 person needed)
9:15 – 10:15am Clean Rabbit Cages. This includes scooping litter boxes, refilling food bowls, cleaning and filling water bowls, replacing soiled bedding, cleaning the inside of the crate. (1 person needed)
5 – 5:30pm Night Check for Rabbits. This includes feeding and scooping litter boxes. (1 person needed)
Laundry and Cuddle Time
9:30 – 11am Laundry! Fill the washer, fill the dryer, fold the dried items, stack them neatly. While you wait for the dryer to complete, you can sit with one of our social eaters (cats and dogs who will not eat unless in the presence of humans), or just enjoy some time with one of the animals who needs a break. We’ll have a list for you to work through.
Offsite Adoption Events
11am – 3pm Saturdays – includes talking with the public about the animals at the event, promoting the shelter and any current fundraising activity. May require some dog handling. (6 people needed). To sign up for these events, watch for emails to the volunteer list for specific events.
Thank you for volunteering at the Petaluma Animal Shelter!