If you would like to work with animals (walking dogs, grooming, etc.) please call the shelter at 605-226-1200 for details on how to participate! Minimum age is 16 years old. Any volunteers under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature. Court appointed community service is not accepted.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at the shelter should call and sign up for Volunteer Orientation. Orientation will be by the manager anytime Monday through Friday 1-4pm. Volunteers will be given a tour of the shelter, introduced to staff, have duties and safety equipment demonstrated, and have rules and procedures outlined. All new volunteers must attend orientation prior to volunteering at the shelter.
If you wish to volunteer for such things as fundraising (2nd Paw Sales, Cause 4 Paws (formerly Bow Wow Boogie), membership drives, bake goods for activities, etc) please call Carole at 229-0621.
If you wish to help us with any form of maintenance at the shelter (carpentry, yardwork, painting etc), please call Toni Esser at 229-1085.