©2017 by Humane Society of Otter Tail County

GET INVOLVED

Making a difference in the lives of people and animals

Volunteers are essential to our continued efforts to find all our animals happy, permanent homes. We are always looking for people who share our commitment to the human-animal bond and are willing to encourage and educate people in our community on responsible pet ownership.

Volunteer Benefits Include:

Opportunity to interact and enrich the lives of shelter animals daily

Many ways to Help!

Animal Photography Do you have a good eye for pictures? Help us capture and upload photos so our animals can find their forever homes.

 

Animal Transport Enjoy road trips and want a companion? Animal transporters help shelter guests arrive at their destinations.

 

Cat Socialization Here kitty, kitty! To keep our cats healthy and happy, volunteers are needed for playtime, brushing, social interactions, and cleaning.

 

Dog Socialization More of a dog person? Staying at a shelter can be traumatic for many animals. Dog volunteers provide critical playtime, training and social interactions to ensure each dog remains healthy and happy until they are adopted.

 

Dog Walker Going for a walk? We have a companion that would love to join you! Our dog walkers provide exercise while working on basic commands and manners to help them find a forever home.

Foster Care Our foster parents provide a nurturing and safe home for animals that need time to grow, time to recover from an injury or sickness, or need extra socialization before being placed in their forever homes.  View our Foster Care page for more information

 

Shelter Care Looking for variety? Our shelter care volunteers help with animal socialization, laundry, washing dishes, preparing treats and enrichment toys, sweeping, mopping and cleaning kennels.

 

Special Events Are you a people person? If you would like to help us spread the word about our shelter and the animals we help, we have several events during the year where we could use your help!

Jr. Pet Pals We welcome you to volunteer with your children ages 10-16 in our Jr. Pet Pals teams. Teams must consist of one adult (age 21 or older) and one child. Adult and child must attend the volunteer training together and any volunteer shifts thereafter.

To learn more about our organization and the volunteer opportunities currently available, stop by and visit us at the shelter or download an application below.