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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Volunteer Positions

  • Cat Socializer: Do you love cats?  We have many cats for adoption that need attention.  We need volunteers to come in between 10 a.m. and closing to spend some quality time with the cats so they can get the love that they deserve and remain comfortable around people.

  • Customer Service Greeters: Welcome the public and assist with adoptions and lost and found.

  • Bathers: Volunteers wash dogs, not groom, prior to surgery and as needed. Bathing dogs in a gentle manner also helps them remain calm, socialized and feel much better!  A good bath and a cute bandana may make the difference between being adopted or not.

  • Pet Detectives: Review lost/found ads, escort citizens searching for lost pets to restricted areas of the shelter and provide information packet.

  • Adoption Counselors: Find lifelong, loving homes for shelter dogs and cats by matching prospective adopters with the right animal for their family. Adoption counselors greet customers, answer questions and show pets to prospective adopters.

  • Mobile Adoptions: Take adoption animals out into the community to meet the public, and perhaps their new family! Mobile adoption locations include pet stores, parks, etc.

  • Puppy Foster Care: Provide temporary home care for puppies who are not yet ready for adoption due to age. For those who are willing to open up their homes and hearts, fostering is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. It saves lives.

  • Pet Pals: Entertain and socialize pets to keep them happy while they await new homes. Fill out personality cards for prospective adopters to read. Put on bandanas on dogs to make them look cute!

  • Education Outreach: Provide education regarding animal issues (spay/neuter, local county ordinances, general pet care, behavior issues) to the public. Tour Guide volunteers are also needed.

  • Adoption Runners: Assist front desk personnel by bringing pets to be adopted from the kennel to the front counter.

  • Special Events: Assist in the planning of events and securing supplies and donations.
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