Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Animal Care & Control. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience to work alongside others who share your passion for animal welfare. We greatly value our volunteers and thank them for dedicating their time to care for our shelter animals and assist our staff.

NOTE: The minimum age requirement to volunteer at the shelter is 16. You must be at least 18 years old for all dog handling positions.

Please read through our current volunteer positions.

Volunteer Positions:

  • Dynamite Dog Walker: Walk and socialize adoptable dogs.
  • Dog Playgroup Volunteer: Assist behavior staff with multi-dog playgroups in our fenced play areas.
    • You must be able to handle strong, energetic dogs. You should be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Dog Glam Squad: Bathe, brush, & groom dogs.
  • Dog Kennel Care Assistant: Assist staff in providing enrichment and cleaning dog kennels.
  • Cat Connoisseur: Interact with and socialize cats who are waiting for homes.
  • Cat Kennel Care Assistant: Assist staff in providing enrichment and cleaning cat rooms.
  • Vet Clinic Assistant: Assist our vet staff with surgery preparation and recovery, sterilizing instruments, administrative duties, and more.
    • We are not currently accepting new vet clinic volunteers.
  • Pawpurrazzi Pro: Take pictures and videos of our adoptable pets and upload them to our website and social media pages.
  • Welcome Greeter:  Show genuine hospitality by offering a warm welcome to visitors who come to our shelter.
  • Lost and Found Liaison:  Assist visitors with lost & found reports and help maintain the shelter's lost and found database.
  • Special Events Expert: Assist in various positions at on-site and off-site events.
  • Foster Parent: Provide temporary housing, care, and love for a kitten, cat, or dog until they are ready for adoption or placement.
    • We are not fostering dogs at the moment. Our greatest need is for fosters to provide a temporary home for young kittens.

Becoming a volunteer here consists of just a few simple steps.

  1. Submit the volunteer application. Apply Now
  2. Attend orientation. Register here
    • Click Volunteer Coordinator
    • Choose a date and time
  3. Go to your background check appointment. **Details given at orientation
  4. Attend your hands-on training if applicable. ** All Animal handling positions require training
  5. Begin volunteering!

OTHER WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Here is a list of simple and fun enrichment projects that you can make right at home! Our animals love them!  

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Main Facility:
7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

 Hours:
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed on government holidays

      

Rabies Vaccines & Vaccine Packages:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check-in curbside
Services performed in the Lobby

Shelter Map

Main Phone:
 561-233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
561-276-1344

Toll-free from West County: 561-924-5656

 Spay/Neuter Clinic Main Facility:
561-233-1261 

**Spay Shuttle - OPEN on the following dates**

Monday-Friday, January 4-8
Monday-Tuesday, January 11-15
Tuesday-Friday, January 19-22
Monday-Friday, January 25-29

CLOSED on the following dates:

Friday, January 1
Monday, January 18

Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter
Options


West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715
Pahokee

**West County Clinic - OPEN on the following dates**

Tuesday, January 5
Tuesday, January 12
Tuesday, January 26

CLOSED on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 19

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Options


Spay/Neuter West County Clinic
:
561-924-5657

Stray/Injured Pick Up 561-233-1200,
extension 0

Community Cats/TNVR Services 561-233-5262

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