Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center
Volunteer Program


The Volunteer Program at Sally Wetherbee Adoption Center (SWAC) has a place for everyone!  As a volunteer you will work hands on with the homeless dogs and cats in the Adoption Center.

To apply to be a volunteer  click here.

Current Volunteers to sign in click here.

You will help with:

  • Caring for the animals
    Socialize, walk, play, reinforce basic commands, brush, feed and clean up as needed.
  • Greeting visitors
    Provide welcoming, friendly, educational environment; help with adoptions, answer basic adoption questions and tell about the animals.
  • Matchmaking
    Encourage good choices by listening to the needs of prospective adopter and introducing them to potential life long animal family members
  • Keeping SWAC clean
    Pick up after the animals and maintain clean bedding and toys for the animals.


Other ways to volunteer:

  • Special events
    Create and/or distribute information to promote upcoming events and fundraisers.
  • Outreach programs
    Accompany and transport animals to off-site events such as festivals, PetSmart adoption events, Yappy Hour and club events.
  • Marketing
    Write animal bios for potential adopters and Petfinders.


Other volunteer opportunities:

  • SWAC Youth Volunteer Program
    Enables children 5-15 years of age to volunteer with a parent or legal guardian. As part of the Volunteer Program youngsters will participate in socializing animals and help maintain a clean safe environment for our homeless animals.
  • SWAC Group Volunteer Program
    For information on group volunteering please contact our volunteer coordinator. Include a few facts about the group, the experience you are interested in, the number of people and contact information.

Whether chaperoning an animal at an adoption event, creating a bio or practicing good behavior with an animal, every single one of your actions is highly valued and appreciated by AHS and the animals. As a Volunteer you will help keep the animals healthy, happy and highly adoptable!