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.
  3. Go to your background check appointment.
  4. Attend your hands-on training if applicable.
  5. Begin volunteering!


  • AFTER you have submitted the online application, email our volunteer coordinator at to register for orientation.


Special projects
Do you enjoy creating things?  Ask us for our list of home project ideas to make enrichment items for our animals! There are simple kid-friendly ideas such as no-sew fleece blankets and knotted rope toys. as well as slightly more complex projects including pvc pipe food puzzles for dogs.

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

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:

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:

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

 Spay/Neuter Clinic Main Facility:

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

Monday-Friday, November 2-6
Monday-Tuesday, November 9-10
Tuesday-Friday, November 17-20
Monday, November 30

CLOSED on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 11
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13
Monday, November 16
Monday-Friday, November 23-27

Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

West County Pahokee Facility:

3615 SR 715

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

Tuesday, November 3
Tuesday, November 17

CLOSED on the following dates:

Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, November 24

 Click here for Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

Spay/Neuter West County Clinic

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

Community Cats/TNVR Services 561-233-5262

Shelter Map