The most valuable assets human beings possess are hearts full of love and hands willing to help.


AFO is always looking for extra hands to help maintain our newly constructed, state of the art facility.  Both AM & PM “Cleaning Shifts” generally require about 2 hours of your time and include walking dogs, socializing with cats, sanitizing pet areas and feeding pets.  We understand volunteers often work and we strive to be as flexible as possible with our schedule.  Midday Socializers focus on engaging with our cats and dogs, providing mental stimulation and introducing pets to potential adopters.  Midday Greeters focus on engaging with potential adopters answering questions, directing them to applications as well as answering phones and keeping the non-pet areas clean.  

Volunteer Hours:  We are as flexible with our volunteers time as possible and have multiple shifts that can be filled throughout the day.  The time frames for AM Shift 1 begin between 6am-7am to feed cats and dogs and walk dogs.  If time permits, cleaning may begin.  AM Shift 2 is between 9am-12pm and consists of  a full cleaning/sanitizing of the facility plus socializing with animals.  Midday shifts are from 12pm-4pm & 4pm – 7pm.  PM Cleaning Shifts begin no earlier than 5pm and normally end by 7pm.

*Child Volunteers*:  Children may volunteer beginning at age 6 along side a supervising and volunteering parent.  Children age 15-17 may volunteer independently with an authorization from the parent/guardian.  Please keep in mind that children must be excellent listeners and be helpful, not just accompany the parent or use the experience to play with pets.

Marketing Team

AFO welcomes social media savvy volunteers!  We are looking for teammates interested in developing and maintaining social media platforms, creative advertisers, creating/editing newsletters, maintaining contact lists and promoting all of our adoptable pets through a “virtual rescue” experience!

adoptions team

AFO’s Adoption team members promote our adoptable dogs and cats at adoption events, assist with transports, complete home inspections and/or help process applications (vet checks, etc).

Rescue Love

The next best thing to adopting a pet - is making them feel loved while in a rescue.

fundraising team

We are eagerly looking for team members proficient in event planning (large and small) and creative fundraising ideas. AFO’s fundraising team is responsible for creating fun and educational events and seeking out fundraiser possibilities both online and within the community.

foster team

AFO is always seeking safe spaces in homes with loving caretakers.  Foster families are crucial to our organization. At least once a month we will be rescuing pregnant moms or puppies/kittens under 8 weeks old that need a temporary place to stay while they are in their most vulnerable states.  All you need is a small space, love and a few weeks of your kindness – we provide the rest!

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