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 to volunteers 365 day a year and can schedule time 7 days a week.

Volunteer Hours (CT):

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.  

 

Getting started

Please fill out the online application (link below). Once approved, you will be added to the email list. RSVP to Heidi@michianapets.org with the next orientation you can attend. All volunteers must complete orientation before volunteering at the shelter.

Please note, if you have not volunteered or attended a volunteer orientation within 6 months of submitting your application, you will be removed from the email list. Please notify Heidi@michianapets.org if you are unable to volunteer for a 6-month period.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Monday, October 25 at 5pm CT

Saturday, November 6 at 10am CT

Monday, November 15 at 5pm CT


Online Application


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

Already an MHS Volunteer?

Access the Volunteer Portal:

Volunteer Portal

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