Want to serve your community in a very real way? CAA is always in need of hard working and reliable volunteers!
Are you looking for unconditional love? Need an outdoor activity and lots of good exercise? Hoping to boost your mood and get rid of stress? Want to spend time with people want to talk about dogs and cats?
You can have all of this and that glow when you see the cats and dogs go out the front door to their new homes and know that you have made their shelter stay more enjoyable and helped get them ready for adoption.
New volunteer Lisa tells us…
“I have been a volunteer dog walker for 4 months and only wish I had started years ago. I care deeply for animals, but was reluctant to volunteer because I didn’t think I would be able to handle it emotionally. I was wrong, I had no idea how rewarding the experience would be. Every walk, trick, praise and pat that I contribute helps to improve the animal’s social skills and quality of life while they wait for their forever home. I look forward to my shelter shifts and always feel uplifted when I leave. The fresh air, movement, quality time with the dogs, and connection with an amazing group of shelter staff and volunteers fills my cup.”
CAA has plenty of opportunities, including dog walking, cat socializing and cuddling, fostering, transporting animals to vet appointments, and just loving on our animals.
Call the shelter to schedule an orientation! 503-861-7387. Orientations are held every Friday and Saturday, 10:00 to noon. Check out volunteer videos we made at https://dogsncats.org/volunteer-opportunities/