Experience the Shelter!

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Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Experience the Shelter

Experience the Shelter with family and friends during this one-time special Volunteer event.

Many groups and individuals would like to experience the Santa Fe Animal Shelter but can’t commit to a six-month period or training classes. Experience the Shelter offers a "hands-on" opportunity, offers people a unique behind-the-scenes look at animal sheltering. Here’s a look at the program:

Time frame: 2-to-8 hours

Possible activities:
  • Making pup-sicles for dog treats;
  • Filling Kongs for enriching dogs in kennels;
  • Assisting Kennel staff first thing in the morning (laundry, dishes);
  • Preparing paperwork in adoptions; greeting visitors;
  • Spending time assisting a Behavior, Adoptions or Admissions staff member
  • Animal interaction: Depending on experience and comfort and under the
  • guidance of the adoption staff, counselors will bring a dog or cat of their
  • choice to interact in a kennel, colony room or a visiting room;
  • Other volunteer activities as applicable.
  • One-week advance notice.
  • If group is underage: one adult per five-to-10 children (up to 15 years).
  • Must be willing to arrive at a specific time and stay all two hours.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 505-983-4309, ext. 1128 or volunteer@sfhumanesociety.org for more information or to book a time.

4 More opportunities with Santa Fe Animal Shelter

Animals Community Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


100 Caja Del Rio RoadSanta Fe, NM 87507



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Child Development


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 6

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