Volunteer / Donate

The Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers to help with the day-to-day care of animals. Applications are available at the Animal Shelter.

‚ÄčAdult Volunteers
Adults must pass a background check before volunteering at the Animal Shelter. They must also attend a 2-hour training class, including classroom and hands-on training.

Youth Volunteers
Youth volunteer positions are limited. Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
  • Youth volunteers must be accompanied by a parent until age 14. After age 14, shelter personnel will determine if parental supervision is required.
  • Parents must stay within a reasonable distance of their youth volunteers.
  • One parent per youth volunteer.
  • Parents must attend a volunteer training course with their youth volunteer.
  • Parents of youth volunteers must pass a background check.
The Animal Shelter is grateful for any donations. For health and safety purposes, the Allen Animal Shelter uses a preferred type of dog/cat bedding. Bedding donations can be made through the Kuranda online donation site. See below for a list of other frequently-used items.
Food & Treats Safety Cleaning Supplies Toys Adoption Supplies
Purina cat & kitten food Collars (new or gently used) Bleach Chew toys Gift bags

Pedigree dog & puppy food

Leashes Laundry detergent Kongs  
Treats     Other toys  
Non-clumping cat litter        
Pill pockets