Love Puppies and Kittens?

Then volunteering with People for Pets may be just the thing for you! Give us a call, we'd love your help taking care of the dogs and cats living at our shelter.

Who can volunteer?

Everyone! Volunteers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All volunteers will need to sign a waiver. Waivers must be signed by a parent if the volunteer is under the age of 18. We are requiring all volunteers attend a volunteer training before they are authorized to volunteer at the shelter. Please call us to schedule an appointment for one of the following sessions.

When can I volunteer?

Starting in May, we will be hosting our volunteer class 2x a month. It will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 and 11:30. The dogs need to be back in the building by 5pm on weekdays and 1:30 on Saturday. We only have room for the first 10 people who show up for the class so be sure to arrive early!

What do I need to bring?

Please dress according to weather but you must wear close-toed shoes (no flip flops, sandals, etc). Bring a water bottle and snack with you if you think you might need it.

Volunteer Levels

Red Paw Level - Twin Falls Animal Shelter beginner level consists of general shelter cleaning including but not limited to laundry, dishes, cleaning floors, and window and organizing storage areas as well as other tasks and/or projects as necessary. All volunteers start at this level.

Orange Paw - This may include dog walking and/orcat socializing. You may also be asked to help where needed.

Yellow Paw - you'll spend time with animals getting to know them, learning their unique personalities and helping them become well socialized and ready for adoption. You may also be asked to help where needed.

Green Paw - You can help with data entry and adoption counseling, attend adoption events and other charity events for the shelter. You may also be asked to help where needed.

Educational Programs:

  • Educational tours discussion for service and special needs groups
    including 4-H, Scouts, Behaviorally Challenged, and Community Service for Court System
  • Radio and Television Programs on pet care/ and advertise pets for adoption
  • Council and Guidance for new pet care
  • Educational brochures
  • Quarterly community meetings
  • Community service program for Congressional Medal Program Junior High through Senior High

Adoption Outreach Programs:

  • Television, Radio, and Newspaper Pets of the Week
  • Monthly Newspaper Adopt-a-Pet Ad