Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. We appreciate all of the kind souls who offer their time to help with our animals! Our largest volunteer need is help walking dogs. The more time dogs spend outside the kennels, the better as a kennel environment can be highly stressful. If you’d like to be a volunteer dog walker, all you need to do is come to the shelter Tuesday-Friday 11:30-4:30 or Saturday 11:30-3:30, sign in, and our staff will bring you out the next dog who needs to go out. Besides staff and certain volunteers, no one is currently permitted to go back to the dog kennels and we only allow potential adopters in to the cat rooms. With the ongoing pandemic, please pay attention to signage outside our facility. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, these procedures may be subject to change without notice.
We require our volunteers to follow all instructions they may receive in regards to an animal. If you fail to do so, you may no longer be permitted to volunteer at our shelter. Any instructions given are for the health and safety of both you and our animals!
You may also choose to volunteer at an event on or off premise. If you would like to help at adoption or fundraising events, please contact Megan, our Event Coordinator at 410-749-7603 or [email protected].
Due to liability issues, we require volunteers to be 18 or older. Minors may accompany dog walkers as long as a parent or guardian holds the leash.
We do not sign off on student learning hours, but if your child would like to help make a difference, they are more than welcome to complete a product off premise. Examples would be collecting donations, organizing a supply drive, making dog treats, or crafting toys for the cats.
If you need community service hours, please contact Kim Nock at [email protected] with a brief description and your name/number.