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 accepted on a case by case basis.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at the shelter should call and sign up for Volunteer Orientation. 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.