If donating time is more to your liking than donating money or material goods, then we would like you to consider volunteering at the shelter for as little as one hour each week.

We need volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule of coming in to walk dogs, clean rooms, help with clerical work, transport animals, and a number of other areas. We are also looking for people that we can call on an as-needed basis to help with mailings, special events, and fostering. Whether you are able to commit to a schedule, or would like to be on stand-by, we would love to hear from you.

Below are a few of the programs that we are currently involved with. If you see one that is dear to your heart and you would like to help out with it, or if you have an idea for a new program or fund raiser, please contact the shelter at (207) 236-8702 or email us at volunteer@pawsadoption.org

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Volunteers take selected animals to various nursing homes and retirement communities, so residents can snuggle with a furry friend.

Senior Program

For those seniors looking for a feline friend, we will give you a cat free of charge, and all we ask in return is that you give these special cats a warm, loving, permanent home. You must be 60 or over, and the cat must be 6 or over.

Foster-a-Pet Program

We are looking for people interested in fostering our kittens, cats, puppies, dogs, and occasionally special needs animals. Periodically the shelter takes in more animals than we can handle. During these times we need assistance with caring for these little furballs.

If you would like to be considered for our Foster-a-Pet Program please either contact us at admin@pawsadoption.org or download an application and send it in today!

Petfinder.com has helpful articles to read if you are considering fostering, including Eight Reasons You Can Foster A Pet - Even If You Think You Can't.