HPA Volunteer

Do you want to help save lives? We have the perfect place for you! Join the Houston Pets Alive team and help homeless dogs and cats find their forever homes.


Three easy steps to get started:

1. Fill out our volunteer application.

2. Wait for an email from our volunteer coordinator with more information

3. Begin volunteering in whatever area you choose! We can’t wait to have you.

*Volunteers must be between the ages of 13-17 and accompanied by a parent to volunteer in the Houston Pets Alive Donation Center or the Houston Pets Alive Cattery. Minors will not be allowed to volunteer with dogs. Volunteers must provide a drivers license number, signature and emergency contact. Thank you for wanting to volunteer!

What volunteer positions are available?

Volunteer at Adoption Events: Assist at offsite adoptions by engaging with the public and facilitating in adoptions between potential adopters and our dogs and cats. Time commitment: 4 hour minimum per month
Email: Adopt@HoustonPetsAlive.org

Virtual Adoption Counselors: Assist in coordinating meet-and-greets between potential adopters and fosters, process adoption applications and help answer questions regarding adoptions. Time commitment: 1 hour minimum per week
Email: Adopt@HoustonPetsAlive.org

Foster Coordinators: Act as the liaison between the shelter and our foster families by posting foster pleas, processing new foster home applications and coordinating transportation. Time commitment: 2 hour minimum per week
Email: Foster@HoustonPetsAlive.org

Data Entry: Enter data to help keep our processes running smoothly. Knowledge in Petpoint is helpful. Time commitment: 2 hour minimum per week, mainly in the evenings
Email: Foster@HoustonPetsAlive.org

Development Coordinators: Identify and implement sponsorship and donation programs. Time commitment: 1 hour minimum per week
Email: Andrea@HoustonPetsAlive.org

Have ideas not listed above? We’d love to hear from you! Email Info@HoustonPetsAlive.org for other volunteer opportunities.