Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Be Intentional Dog Rescue.

The time and attention that our volunteers spend with animals helps to keep the animals well-socialized and better able to present themselves when people come looking for a pet to adopt. This, in turn, helps animals find good homes.

If you are under the age of 16, you must be accompanied by an adult at all times during your volunteer hours.

Volunteers work under the guidance of the Shelter Manager, or the senior staff member on duty. A member of the shelter staff will always be available to assist you should a question or concern arise.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I bring home diseases or infections to my pets?

We encourage all volunteers to keep their own pets up to date on vaccination. Using common sense “infection control,” such as washing your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water, or using hand sanitizer, at the Shelter after handling each animal and before you go home, will help protect you and the animals. Wearing old clothes and removing them on your return home gives an added protection.

Will I get bitten or scratched? There is always the chance, when working with animals, that a scratch or bite may occur. Following our routine procedures for safe handling of animals will help to minimize this possibility. We strongly suggest that you only work with animals you feel completely comfortable with.

Must I commit to a minimum number of monthly hours to be eligible to volunteer at the Shelter? No – We encourage you to work us in your schedule.

Volunteer Application

  • Name and Phone Number
    I agree to hold the Shelter harmless for any injurious act the animal(s) may commit. I have read and understand the Animal Shelter rules and procedures, and I agree to abide by these rules and follow the procedures in which I have been instructed. I understand that any volunteer who violates the rules may be asked to leave.
  • Junior Volunteer Consent (Under the age of 18 - You must have parental consent to volunteer. Under the age of 16 - You must be accompanied by an adult at all times during your volunteer hours.) To be filled out by your parent/guardian. My son/daughter, ____________________________, has my permission to participate in the Dorothy H. O’Connor Pet Adoption Center volunteer program under the direction of the Adoption Center staff. I understand that my son/daughter will be expected to abide by the rules and regulations, general guidelines, and responsibilities of the program. Please type "I agree" Your parent will also be required to sign a form.