Volunteer / Visit

Come for a visit, come to volunteer for half a day, or volunteer every day! We want YOU to come to Animal Aid and join in the magic that is animal protection and care. Animal Aid is a happy place where animals are healing and loved.

Whether you have technical skills with animal health care or whether you are a motivated animal lover who wants to help by giving tender loving care, Animal Aid has the right animals for YOU!!


Visitors and volunteers are welcome at Animal Aid 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm.

We don’t require you to book in advance or get an email confirmation before coming to visit or volunteer. You are always welcome.

When you arrive we will have you sign in and we will take you on a tour through the shelter and introduce you to the animals on the way.

Tours are given frequently at the following scheduled times throughout the day: 10:30, 12:00, 2:30 and 3:30. 

After your tour you are welcome to stay longer to spend time with the animals for as long as you’d like.

If you are going to be volunteering with us then our volunteer coordinator will give you an orientation, make your schedule and explain how to help in each area.

You will be encouraged to spend lots of time cuddling and socializing with our sanctuary dogs, particularly those with disabilities who thrive on special attention and one-on-one time with volunteers.

Other help will include bottle feeding milk to baby calves, brushing donkeys, assisting in physical therapy, bathing and brushing dogs.

Dogs recovering from accidents with spinal trauma need physical therapy and lots of love to keep their spirits up while they heal.

We encourage you to have your anti-rabies vaccinations complete at least one month before coming to volunteer, especially if you are going to be volunteering for several weeks or longer. If you are not able to get vaccinated before coming it is no problem at all but we will have to limit a couple areas of the shelter for your safety (you will be very busy either way so you probably won’t notice any limitation.) If you are vaccinated then we would be able to use your help for walking dogs, socializing and bathing in the dog treatment sections where recently rescued dogs are being treated.


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