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.

Volunteer Hours (CST):

Monday & Thursday:  8:30am – 6:00pm
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 to volunteer without a parent/guardian. Volunteers ages 13 and up must volunteer with a parent at all times.

We allow individuals to complete community services hours for nonviolent offenses.  Court Ordered community service volunteers 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.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Tuesday, September 28 at 10am CT

Friday, October 8 at 4pm CT

Monday, October 25 at 5pm CT


Online Application


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

Already a MHS Volunteer?

Access the Volunteer Portal:

Volunteer Portal

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