You Can Make A Difference!

Volunteers are critical to the success of Lost Our Home. We wouldn’t be able to care for the thousands of pets who have relied on us over the years if it wasn’t for the time, talent, and incredible support of so many caring people. We continually desire to expand our volunteer community. No matter what skills or expertise you have, there are many ways to volunteer at Lost Our Home.

We have youth, adult and group volunteer opportunities.

“I love feeling like I can make a difference with both the pets and the people that Lost Our Home helps.”

– Adriana N.

Who Can Volunteer at Our Facility?



  • Adults
  • Youth (8 and up)
  • Groups of five or more (currently on-hold due to COVID)


Our many volunteer opportunities include:

  • Animal Socialization
  • Indoor Treadmill Program
  • Offsite Events
  • Animal Care Assistance
  • Animal Transport
  • Off-site Adoption Location Support
  • Administrative/Clerical Support
  • Pet Foodbank Support
  • Marketing & Photography
  • Special Events
  • Use Your Imagination to Get Creative to Raise Fund or Help Pets
  • We cannot sign off on court-ordered community service hours


Volunteer Requirements for Adults & Youth

  • Ages 8-15 are welcome to volunteer at the shelter but must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times. Orientation and training classes are required. Certain restrictions apply.
  • Ages 16 or older may volunteer independently at the shelter (with a signed parental waiver). Certain restrictions apply
  • If you are interested in handling animals, we ask that you commit to giving at least six hours per month for at least six months. (Short-term volunteering and one-day service projects are available upon request.)
  • Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Manager at or (602) 445-7397.


How to start

  • Thank you for your interest in helping animals! It’s fun & easy to volunteer at Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.
  • Complete our volunteer Registration form and sign the waiver (under 18 requires a guardian signature, too). 
  • Attend a volunteer Orientation, then complete 3 Shelter Maintenance training shifts and a Green Paw training session.
  • Commit to volunteer at least six hours a month for at least six consecutive months.


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