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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Save-A-Pet!

Save-A-Pet is currently accepting new volunteers for the below activities:


Our Feline Care volunteers support the Feline Care Staff with the care of the cats in the adoption center. This includes helping reduce the stress the cats in the adoption rooms by socializing with them and/or assisting with light cleaning.

Learn More About Feline Care

Our Canine Care volunteers assist staff by walking the dogs in our dog walking area at the back of the adoption center, socializing with them in a fenced-in play area, and helping with light cleaning are some of the ways you can help  in the adoption center.

Learn More About Canine Care

Our “fun”-raising volunteers help coordinate our special events, support our special programs, build strategic connections, and much more! These volunteers are under the direction of our development department.

Learn More About “Fun”-Raising

Our PetSmart Volunteers must be able to commit to one day a month for a two or three-hour shift. Duties include light cleaning, and socializing/playing with the cats.

Become a PetSmart Volunteer

At this time, there are no volunteer orientations scheduled. Please check back periodically for information on future new volunteer trainings. Thank you and if you have any questions please reach out to


How to Become a Volunteer

In order to become an active volunteer with Save-A-Pet, you must first complete the Volunteer Application within our volunteer system. The Volunteer Application will be made available in late spring when additional trainings are scheduled.

Once the application is submitted, and the volunteer registration fee is paid, you will receive an email to schedule a virtual volunteer orientation. This orientation will be approximately 1-hour long, will be conducted via Zoom, and will provide an introduction to Save-A-Pet, including who we are and what we do.

After the orientation, you will attend a training session either at the Save-A-Pet facility, or at PetSmart, depending on your area of interest.

*At this time, there are no volunteer opportunities for anyone under 18 years of age.

Other Areas of Volunteering

Fun-Raising Warriors

These volunteers help support a wide variety of opportunities to raise money for our organization and our residents. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be part of a special team that allows us to do some of the most amazing rescues and to provide some of our residents with the best vet care.

More about Fun-Raising

Canine Care & Feline Care Departments

Our Canine Care volunteers assist by walking our dogs in our designated dog walking area behind Save-A-Pet, and assisting staff with light cleaning.

Assisting with our Feline Care Department can range from socializing our cats to assisting with cat room cleaning in the mornings.

More about Canine and Feline Care Departments

PetSmart Adoption Centers

Some of our cats and kittens reside at both the PetSmart store in Kildeer. Volunteers provide daily care, light cleaning, and play time to our cats. They can even help prospective adopters if they choose!

More on PetSmart Adoption Centers

  • Marketing
  • Cleaning of public areas, such as lobby
  • Photography
  • Graphic design/writing
  • Social media support
  • Vet runs
  • Other special projects-help will be listed in the volunteer newsletter on an as needed basis.

Have a special skill? Let us know! We provide training for all volunteer positions, so no prior experience is required.  Please note that Save-A-Pet cannot accommodate those seeking to fulfill court-ordered community service. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at