As a volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of animals. In just two hours per week you can not only lend a hand to the shelter staff, but also help spread the message of responsible pet ownership & care in your community. You’ll never find a more grateful and loving being than the animal you are comforting. The animals will bring a little sunshine to even the most dismal days and you will experience joy on the day our animals find their forever homes. You will make friends while working with others toward the common goals of health, safety, and emotional well-being for our animals.
A Tailwagger is an individual who works with our dogs. There are several positions with the dogs including dog walkers, kennel enrichers, kennel butlers and kennel assistants. Training is provided for all positions.
Purr Pals are individuals that work with our cats in our cat room. Purr Pals will interact with the cats ensuring that their living environment is conducive to helping them thrive. Training is provided for the cat room as well as our offsite locations.
These individuals will represent the Niagara SPCA at community events. They may be transporting an animal, setting up and breaking down the event, and answering questions for the public.
Open you heart and home to a shelter animal! Your generosity will provide young and old; injured and sick; abused and undersocialized pets a chance to grow or heal before finding forever homes. Every foster makes a difference in the lives of our shelter pets.