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Volunteers are the backbone of our facility and aid our staff in daily operations. While we do have individuals that prefer to concentrate on one specific area (i.e. cats, cleaning), the majority of our volunteers are multifaceted.

The volunteer experience at the shelter includes (but is not limited to):

  • cleaning animal areas and facility
  • assisting potential adopters
  • speaking to public about Animal Lover’s mission
  • dog walking / feeding / handling
  • cat socializing / feeding / handling
  • bathing animals
  • greeting guests for special events

If there is anything you are physically unable to do, please notify us before you begin volunteering.

Volunteer FAQ


Fostering is a crucial part of the animal rescue world and here is why:

Fostering highly increases an animal’s chance of getting adopted. Animals in foster care tend to be less stressed, better socialized, and have a lower chance of getting sick than animals in shelters. You may even be the first to teach your foster pet basic house manners, making them more appealing to potential adopters.

Fostering keeps animals out of boarding facilities and shelters which can be very stressful with the noise, barriers, lack of adequate exercise, etc.

Pets who might not thrive in a shelter setting have a chance to be healthy and happy. It also helps potential adopters get to see what a great personality the animal has in a home setting.

Some animals are not ready to be adopted immediately. In addition to needing extra love and care, they have to learn to trust people and to live in a human environment. Foster parents help these animals by providing a temporary home until the animal is ready for adoption.

You feel good, we feel good, and your foster pet is happy, healthy, and well-socialized.


Our partnerships are individually structured to create a mutually beneficial program that best meets the company’s objectives while supporting our mission.

We seek organizations that share similar brand values and target audiences with a reach that can help us grow awareness. All partnerships require a financial commitment with a guaranteed minimum, often combining donations of cash, in-kind, marketing support and other community-based opportunities.

Contact Us for more details.