Through volunteers, animals at our shelter receive the one on one attention, socialization and exercise that they need to make them ready to be adopted.

Here at the shelter we have a ONE time introductory class that will cover our general guidelines for proper handling of shelter dogs and cats. It will cover common diseases, what to do if a dog runs off, and what to do if an animal fight breaks out. After you take the class you will be given a volunteer pass that you will need to bring with you when you volunteer.

30-minute classes are currently being scheduled for Wednesday at 4:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. To sign up for a class time, send a Facebook message, call 660-562-3333 or sign up in-person at the front desk.

We have decided to implement this introductory class to ensure everyone stays safe while volunteering. The class will also help keep our insurance cost down so more of the money can go directly to the animals.

Who can volunteer? Everyone! Those 13 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent or another adult who will be responsible for volunteer’s actions. Anyone under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian to sign the Assumption of Risk Waiver.

Please print, complete and bring the Volunteer Form in when you come in to the shelter. Forms are also available at the shelter.