Want to help save lives?
Join the Houston Pets Alive volunteer team!
*Volunteers must be 12 years or older. Volunteers ages 12-17 must be accompanied by and under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers must be 14 years and older to help with cat care and 18 or older to walk dogs. We have many other tasks that minors can partake in including cleaning dog crates, washing bowls, creating enrichment toys and many more. All volunteers must provide a drivers license number, signature and emergency contact. Thank you for wanting to volunteer!
Already a volunteer with HPA? You can access GivePulse here.
Some of our volunteer opportunities include:
Volunteer at the Shelter: Houston Pets Alive in collaboration with Austin Pets Alive has set up a temporary shelter to intake animals at risk of euthanasia. The shelter serves as a safe place for them to stay until they are transferred to other no-kill rescue groups. We need volunteers to help care for the dogs and cats during their stay!
Volunteer at Pet Store Adoption Events: Assist at offsite adoption events by engaging with the public and facilitating in adoptions between potential adopters and our dogs and cats. Time commitment: 4 hour minimum per month
Cattery Volunteers in Pet Stores: Assist in caring for and socializing our cats living at the cat condos in local pet stores. Process adoptions if the public is interested in making one of the cats a permanent member of their family.
Development Coordinators: Identify and implement sponsorship and donation programs. Time commitment: 1 hour minimum per week
Thrift Store: Sorting donations and assisting store customers.
Have ideas not listed above? We’d love to hear from you! Email Volunteer@HoustonPetsAlive.org for other volunteer opportunities.