Please note: This is not for court ordered community service. For court ordered community service, please click here.
Our volunteers are indispensable. Dozens of dedicated women and men donate thousands of hours in virtually every department of the shelter. Some are here every day of the week, while others come in one afternoon. All levels of commitment are greatly appreciated. If you love animals and like working with people, consider volunteering. For more information call our Volunteer Coordinator Pam DuBois at (561) 482-8110
Dog walking classes are now mandatory due to the new health insurance rules of 2017.
You must be at least 18 years old and have proof of health insurance and a photo ID.
Please call the front desk for the Schedule of Dog Walking Orientation Classes at 561-482-8110.
You must register for an orientation class by contacting the front desk at (561) 482-8110. You must fill out a volunteer application before you can sign up for the class. Class space is limited and space fills up quickly! Please be on time for class! Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed walking shoes. Please bring $4 for your name badge. You will need to purchase a “Volunteer” shirt (ranging in price from $13-$25) to wear when dog walking. Before you actually walk the dogs, you must provide your own 6’ leash.
For walking and socializing dogs, either large or small, you must first take a 90 minute orientation course. Once this is completed, you can come when you are available, seven days a week, between the hours of 6:30 am-4:30 p.m.
Cat classes are now mandatory due to the new health insurance rules of 2017.
You must be at least 14 years old, have proof of health insurance and a photo ID to volunteer in the cat room. You will basically be cleaning the cat room and feeding the cats. The cleaning and feeding are done in the morning, so you need to be able to be here between 8:00 am – 10:30 a.m. Once you are familiar with how the cat room operates, we need volunteers (8:00 am-4:30 pm) to help answer questions to prospective adopters. If you need more information about working with the cats, please contact our front desk at 561-482-8110.
Dog Walking and Cat Room cannot be done for court ordered community service hours.
Cat room can be used for school credit; but, you must bring your own volunteer sign in sheet from your school.
Nursing Home visits: We are involved with six area nursing/rehabilitation homes. A volunteer takes either their own dog or a Tri-County dog to visit the residents for about an hour. Please see Pam in the front office if you would like to participate.
Most volunteer communications are done via e-mail. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year that we need help with as well as various speaking engagements and tours. After you have completed the training class you will be added to our e-mail list and begin receiving mail.