Adoptable pets:

Dogs Cats Critters

Interested in volunteering at MHS?

Volunteers help our staff care for the shelter and the animals.  The shelter is open 365 days a year and volunteers can schedule time 7 days a week.

Monday & Thursday:  8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:  8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday:  8:30am – 2:30pm

Some common daily tasks are:

  • General cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Mopping
  • Dishes
  • Organizing items
  • Cleaning critter cages
  • Socializing with animals

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.  We do allow individuals to complete community services hours for nonviolent offenses.  Court Ordered community service volunteer may only schedule time between 8:30am – 10:30am 7 days a week.  

Please fill out the online application (link below).  Once approved, the Volunteer Manager will contact you to schedule your orientation.  All volunteers must complete orientation before working at the shelter.

Next Orientation Dates are:
Thursday, March 18 from 5pm – 6pm
Saturday, April 10 from 10am – 11am
Thursday, April 22 from 5pm – 6pm
Thursday, May 13 from 5pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 22 from 10am – 11am


Online Application


For questions on volunteering or the application process,
please call Jen Stone at (219) 872-4499 ext 103.

Already a MHS Volunteer?

Access the Volunteer Portal:

Volunteer Portal

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