Get Involved: Volunteer
Running a shelter is hard work! There's tons to do; whether you want to walk some dogs, cuddle some kitties, or even help out cleaning pens. We start our mornings at 8:00 am every day to feed the animals and clean their pens. In the afternoon, there's laundry, mixing dog and cat food, giving baths, and so much more to do. All of our animals are let out of their pens to be either walked or played with twice a day; everyday, even on holidays.
If you would like more information on how to begin volunteering and helping animals in need, give us a call or stop by! We'll give you a tour of our shelter and you can meet all of our amazing animals. If you'd like to start volunteering click the button below for a printable version of our volunteer forms which you can fill out and bring with you your first time volunteering. Can't print them? Don't worry. We can give you one right at the shelter. We hope to see you soon!
Be a Fostering Hero
Fostering is one of the most rewarding options for an animal shelter volunteer. You will get the opportunity to take a pet in need into your loving arms, and watch them prosper under your care. You'll be able to watch them fill the hearts of their new forever families knowing that you helped make that moment possible.
To get started all you need to do is fill out our foster application which can be found on the button below. We will review your application and alert you when there is an animal that fits your home in need of your help.
Everything and Anything Helps
Volunteer Dog Walking and Kitty Cuddling Hours
Monday from 12:00 to 2:00
Tuesday from 12:00 to 4:00
Wednesday from 12:00 to 4:00
Thursday from 12:00 to 4:00
Friday from 12:00 to 3:00
Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00
Sunday from 11:00 to 1:00
Donate now to receive an Elk County Humane Society membership. With your membership, you'll be sent our newsletter so you can be kept up to date with the latest shelter happenings. You'll also be able to elect board members during our annual membership meeting. Below you will find a printable version of our membership form, please feel free to send it along with your payment to the shelter's address or use our PayPal link and include that you would like a membership in the memo area.
Want to get involved but don't have the time during our regular hours? Don't worry! Our fundraising events happen at all hours and we're always in need of some extra hands. Contact our Fundraiser Chair, June Glass at
(814) 594-5474 for more information.