2,387 dogs adopted and counting!

 Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CARES K9 Adoption Option!

Running a dog shelter and adoption centre is hard work, and we can always use more helping hands! There are many different areas to aide in, and volunteers at CARES are trained in all areas. Volunteer jobs include, but are not limited to: cleaning/organizing the facility, feeding dogs, bathing/brushing/grooming dogs, basic dog training, supervising outdoor play time, taking photos of the dogs, logging the dogs’ temperament, doing adoption meet and greets, and more!

Volunteers will receive 6 training shifts in order to learn all aspects of CARES K9 Adoption Option. After training is complete, you may pick and choose the shifts you prefer.

Volunteer shifts are 3 hours long and are available 7 days a week. The shifts are as follows:
• 8am – 11am: Cleaning and feeding
• 10am – 1pm: Training and grooming
• 1pm – 4pm: Play groups and social media photos
• 4pm – 7pm: Feeding and adoption meet & greets

If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please send us an email at volunteer@caresk9.com.
If you would like to apply to volunteer at CARES K9 Adoption Option, please complete the form below. Thank you!


Volunteer Application Form

Name, phone number, and relation to you
You fully understand that your services to CARES K9 Adoption Option are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity, and without any express or implied promise of salary, compensation, employee benefits, or other payment of any kind whatsoever. You agree to familiarize yourself and comply with CARES K9 Adoption Option's policies and procedures applicable to volunteers and to fully comply with these policies and procedures. You will seek clarification from the Volunteer Coordinator or the coordinator of your team when required. You agree to inspect the facilities and equipment to be used while volunteering, and if you believe that anything is unsafe or beyond your capabilities, you will immediately notify staff of such condition(s) and refuse to participate. You agree to communicate any job-related concerns, differences of opinions, conflicts or suggestions to the Volunteer Coordinator or appropriate organization team member verbally and in written form. You fully understand CARES K9 Adoption Option expects high standards and moral and ethical treatment of animals under its care. You will strictly adhere to these standards within your capacity as a volunteer. You fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved and all duties that you perform under CARES K9 Adoption Option in your volunteer capacity. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge of the danger involved and agree to assume the risk of bodily injury and/or property damage. You agree to carry out your assignments in accordance with CARES K9 Adoption Option training and limit your activity to your assignment unless otherwise directed and agreed upon by your Coordinator. You fully understand and agree that failure to comply with all of the obligations outlined in this agreement and/or CARES K9 Adoption Option policies and procedures may result in the termination of your volunteer standing. You also agree that: in consideration of CARES K9 Adoption Option allowing your participation in this activity, under the terms set forth herein, you, for yourself and on behalf of your child or legal ward, heirs, administrators, personal representatives or assigns, do agree to hold harmless, release, and discharge CARES K9 Adoption Option, its agent employees, officers, directors, representatives, assigns, members, affiliated organizations, Insurers, and others acting on its behalf (herein, collectively referred to as Associates) of and from all claims, demands, causes of action and legal liability, whether the same be known or unknown anticipated or unanticipated, due to the CARES K9 Adoption Option and or its associates ordinary negligence: and you further agree that you shall bring no claims, demands, actions and causes of action, and or litigation due to injury, including but not limited to serious bodily injury, death or property damage, sustained by you or your minor child and or legal ward in relation to the premises and operations of the CARES K9 Adoption Option.
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