Complete the Paperwork

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteer at the Petaluma Animal Shelter! Our pets receive quality care because of our dedicated staff and volunteers working together.

To volunteer at the shelter, you need to:

1. Be over 18 years of age.

2. Complete an application and waiver (be sure to include an email address!)

3. Email it to the Volunteer Coordinator ( or turn it in at the shelter

4. Once you’ve completed the volunteer application and waiver, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule an orientation. You will take a tour of the shelter, review the volunteer opportunities and can then schedule your volunteer training session! This should take about 30 minutes.

5. Finally, you can sign up for a volunteer opportunity!

Thank you for helping us care for the animals while they wait for their forever homes.