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The dedicated volunteers at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter are vital to the maintenance and daily operation of the shelter. There are more than 500 pets rehomed through our little shelter each year that need daily care while they wait for forever families. Please note, if you are under 16 and would like to volunteer with our organization you must have a parent or guardian with you while volunteering at SHAID.


If you can donate your valuable time to the animals and staff at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter,

download a volunteer application and email it to



Special Events

Volunteers are a necessary part of organizing and executing our annual fundraisers, developing new fundraising ideas and participating in community outreach. There are many ways to get involved with SHAID throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about some short term volunteer opportunities at the shelter, connect with us!

Community Outreach

Many retirement and assisted living homes in our community have expressed interest in volunteers bringing pets to the facility to enrich the lives of the residents in care. We are currently working out details for this program but if this sparks interested for you, please email us to discuss the possibility further. 

Foster an Animal

Some animals that land at our shelter need a little extra TLC or ongoing care to heal & grow. From bottle feeding kittens to caring for special needs pets, there are a variety of fostering opportunities available, sometimes at a moment’s notice! We provide the food and supplies and you provide a home & love.

If you are interested in fostering an animal in need, please email to discuss opportunities and join our fostering call list.

Shelter Maintenance

The shelter always has something that needs fixing or maintaining! Landscaping, painting, basic repairs, ongoing building maintenance and upkeep are all things we can use an extra hand with at the shelter. If you are a handy person with time to spare, contact us to see how you can help improve SHAID Tree Animal Shelter.

Morning Cleaning

Interested in getting hands on?

Assist SHAID staff with daily physical tasks such as washing dishes, laundry, cleaning litter boxes, bathing and feed cats. This is very helpful and rewarding work that requires a scheduled commitment to work independently on a fixed schedule (same time each week).

Special Events

Want to schedule time with the animals? Socialize shy strays, snuggle a lonely senior cat or play with energetic kittens. There are always cats looking for love and attention at SHAID Tree Animal Shelter. Sometimes we have dogs in need of socializing, 

walking, and basic training. 

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