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Volunteers are an integral part of our operations and help to ensure our continued success. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent/guardian signature. Our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you to attend one of our volunteer orientation sessions. We want to insure that you have a safe, comfortable and fun experience, so additional training may be provided based on particular tasks in which you choose to participate.

Ready to Volunteer? Click here to sign up online.  If you have any questions you can email us at

We have a newly appointed Volunteer Coordinator.  This addition to the staff will be able to assist new and experienced volunteers alike with suggestions and inquiries. 

View a list of all of our upcoming events.

Volunteer Orientations classes will be held:

December 13

11:00am - 12:30pm

January 10, 2015
11:00am - 12:30pm


Each class will cover the basic information needed to volunteer at the shelter.  Please, no flip flops or open toed shoes.

If you are interested in attending our orientation session, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator at or call 724-775-5801.  If you choose to email, please be sure to include your name and a good email address or phone number to reach you.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Cat Care:  Includes cleaning carriers, bowls and litter pans and scoops as well as socializing and grooming cats.

Clerical: Assembling medical folders and informational packets that are used for adoptions and other general office help. 

Dog Walking: Dog Walkers are needed each day of the week.  After taking our specific dog walking class, dog walkers are able to come walk dogs on Sundays and Mondays from 9am to 2pm; Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 4pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 6pm. 

Fundraising Activities: Participate in many diverse fundraising events that include a variety of activities such as selling Anderson Candies, volunteering at our Thrift Store in Beaver Falls, selling raffle tickets and hoagies or distributing and collecting donation banks at local businesses.

Fostering Animals: Open your home to shelter animals that needs a safe,loving environment to thrive and get prepared for their forever homes.  View our Foster Services/Foster Requirements here.

General Kennel: Cleaning dog and cat bowls, helping with laundry and general cleaning and organization in the kennel areas.

PetSmart Adoptions and Cat Care: Clean cat cages at our PetSmart locations. Coordinate with the staff to prepare cats and transport them to PetSmarts in Robinson Township, New Castle, Monaca and Cranberry adoption centers.

PetSmart Adopt-a-thons: Participate in off-site adoption events that happen throughout the year. Adoptable animals need transporting and care while participating in these events.  Also, volunteers that can answer questions and help our community are also needed.

Special Events: Participate in special events such as our annual Tails on the Trails Pet Walk, which is held each September in Brady's Run Park or programs such as our rabies clinics held on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 11am throughout the year. 

During our time of growth and change, we have many staff members and volunteers coordinating your volunteer application so please be patient with us.  

Ready to Volunteer? Click here to sign up online.  If you have any questions, please email us at

THANK YOU for supporting these projects and your interest in helping the animals and community of Beaver County!!!!


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