Help Us Save Lives

Shelter Paws is responsible for saving thousands of lives and understands volunteers play a vital role in our incredible life saving mission. We rely on the help of volunteers and, with more volunteers assisting us, many more lives can be saved!

There are many ways you can volunteer to help!

Adoption Counselor
An adoption counselor assists with finding forever homes including the following:

  • Interview potential adopters to see if a particular pet will be a good match.
  • Facilitating and overseeing meet and greets with potential adopters.
  • Maintaining future contact with Shelter Paws' adopters and answering general questions and concerns.

Adoption Event Assistant
Looking for some fun? An adoption event assistant helps with the following:

  • Interacting with the general public.
  • Assisting with event  activities.
  • Helping with set-up / take-down.
  • Helping keep the facility clean.
  • Helping to sell merchandise.
  • Helping keep the facility clean.
  • Taking pups out for potty breaks.
  • Help keep animals calm, happy and loved.

Animal Specialist
An animal specialist assists in the on-going care of our rescues providing the following.

  • Entertainment & stimulation for the animals and providing tender loving care to the animals.
  • Socializing shy or fearful animals helping them become confident and more adoptable.
  • Helping with the day-to-day operations of cleaning the facility and keeping play yards clean.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing kennels, and maintaining clean, comfy beds and clean dishes and bowls.
  • Feeding, watering and restocking supplies.
  • Bathing and grooming the animals.
  • Socialize animals as directed.

Have a reliable vehicle with some free time? A transporter helps with the following:

  • Transporting animals to vet appointments or events.
  • Transporting new rescues from the shelter to Shelter Paws.
  • Transporting may also include home checks or other tasks.

Join our Team

Volunteers are involved in many aspects of our operation and provide the highest quality of care for our rescues. Their assistance enables us to expand our impact and save more lives. If you love animals and want to help Shelter Paws save lives by becoming a volunteer, please complete a volunteer application and we'll be in touch soon.


Shelter Paws is an all breed rescue in Arizona and is responsible for saving thousands of death row animals from high kill shelters. We urge you to join our life saving mission by helping us give a voice to the voiceless --- your help is greatly needed! We encourage you to learn more about our rescue, what sets us apart, and the many ways you can support our mission to save lives.

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