Previously trained dog and cat volunteers must go through the dog/cat training again before volunteering at the new site. The refresher sessions are no longer being offered so please sign up for the volunteer training using the links to the left.
PCHS is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization. Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the PCHS organization. There are many areas we can use help even if you would rather not work directly with the animals. Fundraising is always vital, as well as groundskeeping are some other areas where help is appreciated at the shelter.
Because we do not have staff/volunteers to monitor and set up special projects and tasks, we are not able to accommodate students or other groups looking for service projects.
Volunteering with the animals: We always have plenty of opportunities for dedicated, committed volunteers at our shelter. We invite all new volunteers to become PCHS members (PCHS receives no goverment funds and is supported almost entirely through individual donations). 100% of your donated membership fee is used to provide care for the animals in our shelter. By joining the over 900 other PCHS members, you can show our community how important it is to support the activities at PCHS. We also require a commitment of at least 3 hours per month of hands-on time with the animals. Persons agreeing to these criteria will participate in a 1-hour, hands-on training class if volunteering with the cats, or a 2-hour, hands-on training class if volunteering with the dogs. We realize not everyone is able to commit to these criteria, but there are many other areas within PCHS which could benefit from your help, so please feel free to ask where you might lend a hand.