Make a Difference


Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community and help save precious lives. While our staff works very hard, they can't do it all. Here are just a few of the ways that you can help out at our shelter:

  • Exercise our dogs. It's tough for them being stuck in kennels most of the day! Our cats also really appreciate attention; they just can't go for walks like the pups can.

  • Help socialize both our cats and dogs. Many animals come into the shelter nervous and afraid, but they can quickly come out of their shell with the help of patient staff and volunteers.

  • Become a MOAS Advocate to help our shelter pets find forever homes!

  • Help out at special events like our yard sale, our annual Bark & Wine fundraiser, and holiday activities throughout the year.

  • Assist with off-site adoption events at Petsmart and Petsense.

  • Teach our pups good manners and basic commands. Even something as simple as giving them treats for sitting quietly in their kennel makes a huge difference!

  • Take photos and videos and/or write updates about our adoptable animals, which can later be used on our website and social media accounts.

  • Write articles for our newsletter.

  • Help us fundraise and solicit donations.

  • Assist at vaccine and spay/neuter clinics.

Interested? Fill out our volunteer application on the right side of this page and get started. All volunteers coming for the first time will be required to do volunteer orientation. Orientation is held the first Sunday of every month from 3:00PM to 3:30PM. You will be provided with a handbook and waivers at orientation. If you can not come on Sunday please email the manager at to set up an alternate time. 

We can't wait to have you join our volunteer family!

Urgent Volunteer Needs:

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with the following projects and tasks:

  • Photography of shelter animals.

  • Updating and creating posts for our social media accounts. Primarily Facebook, but volunteers can also help us with Twitter & Instagram.

  • Writing short biographies, stories, and updates about shelter animals.

  • Writing articles for our e-newsletter The MOAS Muttropolitan.

Please email if you are interested in volunteering in any of these capacities.

Sign up for new and existing volunteers:

(New volunteers: Please submit an application first, then sign up here for orientation)

Volunteer Application

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