Have you always wanted to “help save shelter animals,” but weren’t sure exactly how to do that? Consider becoming a volunteer with us! Our volunteers focus exclusively on the dogs and cats in the Walton County Animal Shelter in Defuniak Springs, Florida, and through our efforts, have enjoyed amazing results at this formerly high-kill county facility.

Adoption EventWHAT CAN YOU DO?

If you enjoy working directly with dogs and cats, we have plenty of ways for you to get hands-on playtime with the shelter animals. You can walk and play with our shelter dogs who often need socializing and “good manners” training. You can interact with the cats who need to spend time with people so they aren’t afraid of humans. You can bathe and groom the animals, and help take care of them in many other ways. As a volunteer, get involved with our weekly adoption events, which are a lot of fun! Another way you can help is to network the dogs and cats you’ve met, which plays a HUGE role in successfully finding good homes for our shelter animals. Visit with the animals to learn about their personality, take lots of pictures and then share your pictures and comments on our Facebook page. You will be amazed at how often the dog or cat you spent time with that day is adopted or rescue due solely to a picture you took and/or comments you made about his or her temperament. If you don’t want to work “hands on” with the animals, there are still plenty of ways you can help us behind the scenes. Just ask.

Animal Shelter Volunteers (2)CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THEIRS

Volunteering at an animal shelter will change your life. We realize that it may seem like a heartbreaking way to spend your time (and some days it is, we won’t lie), but the vast majority of the time, you will feel amazing at the end of the day knowing you saved a life (or two or three)!

Applications are available ONLINE.