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Amigos de los Animales is a non-profit organization. We receive no government funding or private foundation funding but rely on help from our supporters. Our community of volunteers is essential for running a successful shelter. Whether you help by adopting, volunteering, or donating items or cash, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer jobs require a time commitment of only 3 – 4 hours per week. Here are some ways you can help:

  • Walk dogs

  • Cuddle and socialize cats

  • Bazaar (thrift store) clerks (thrift store is air-conditioned)

  • Help with building maintenance – painting, electricity, plumbing

  • Evaluate, diagnose, repair small appliances, computers and other electronics

  • Use your seamstress and crafting skills to make pet blankets and toys

  • Plan, organize and execute a fund raising event

  • Pick-up donated items

  • Wash / groom dogs

  • Assist our vet with pet care

  • Hold an adoption fair – help with local and international pet placement

  • Use your office skills to help with record keeping and data entry

  • Promote education about the importance of proper pet care and sterilization

  • Invite your family, friends and neighbors to volunteer at Amigos de los Animales


Our List of Needs: 

  • If you have a points reward card, please consider using your free points to help us with basic necessities.

  • If you don’t have time to shop, we welcome gift certificates.

  • At the animal shelter we gratefully accept food and supplies that we use every day: Food – Purina dog, cat, puppy and kitten food (dry or canned food)

  • Kitty litter

  • Pet toys and snacks

  • Collars and leashes – small, medium and large

  • Small, medium and large pet carriers

  • Folding “X” pens

  • Baby gates for doorways

  • Newspapers – lots and lots of newspapers

  • Trash bags (all sizes)

  • Towels, blankets and sheets (used)

  • Chlorine bleach, Bleach for Pets, floor cleaner (Pinol)

  • Disposable syringes, cotton balls, sterile gauze, cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol

  • Disposable examination gloves

  • Frontline or Advantage flea and tick medicine for dogs and cats

  • Pet shampoo, combs and brushes

  • Baby bottles

  • Large floor fans

  • Buckets, mops, brooms and squeegees

  • Rubber and latex gloves

  • Paper towels and toilet paper

  • Detergent for laundry, dishes and hands

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Sponges

  • Food and water bowls for dogs and cats

  • Office supplies

bring us your expertise

Call or visit today to see how your skills fit the needs of the animal shelter.


other ways to help

Our shelter receives no government or private foundation funding. The organization operates solely from individual donations, fundraising events and adoption fees. 


Whether you help by adopting, volunteering, or donating items or cash, your generosity is greatly appreciated!






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