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Volunteering at DHA

DHA is always interested in dedicated, caring volunteers to help us carry out our mission.

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Introduction

A small group of volunteers who founded DHA in 1957, and a very large group of volunteers keeps us moving forward more than 50 years later. Without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who partner with us to serve the animals, we could not fulfill our mission.

We have about 250 active volunteers at any given time who help take care of our resident cats and dogs and those at our satellite adoption centers, assist with administrative tasks in the office, produce digital media to promote DHA's animals, programs and services, support our customer service staff at the front desk, and lend a hand at community outreach/fundraising events and vaccination clinics. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers who foster animals in their homes to help prepare them for adoption.

Our Goals

Volunteers are vital to providing the animals in the shelter and satellite adoption sites with the high quality of life for which the DHA is known. You can make a difference in their lives every time you come in for a shift at the shelter or volunteer at one of our many community events. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the animals are happy, healthy, trained and well-socialized. This improves their chances for adoption and reduces the amount of time they spend in the shelter prior to adoption.