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5132 Voges RdMadison, WI 53718


Critter Cuddlers care for and socialize small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, and ferrets!

  • Participate in specifically outlined care duties including critter socialization, cage cleaning cleaning, feeding, as well as dishes and laundry.
  • Help facilitate quick placement of critters into forever homes by sharing critter-specific knowledge through volunteer comment sheets.
  • Help to direct visitors to the Adoption Center for adoption inquiries


  • Age: 16 years or older to volunteer alone, or with parent or guardian if 8-15 years.
  • Schedule: Position is shift based with one 2-hour shift worked per week.
  • Youth volunteers between the ages of 8 and 17 years old have restricted hours at the main shelter due to our employment of Oregon correctional crew non-violent work release inmates. Shifts are 2-hours and would occur between the hours of:
- 3:00pm and 7:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 3:00pm and 5:00pm Wednesday - noon and 5:00pm Saturday or Sunday
  • Adult volunteers at least 18 years old can volunteer on 2-hour shifts from:
- 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, Sunday or Wednesday - 8:00am - 7:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday
  • Commitment: Minimum of six months
  • Skills: Basic handling of small animals. Training will be provided.


  • Animal Care / Handling

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly 2-hour shift, minimum six month commitment
  • Minimum age 8 with parent, 16+ volunteering solo

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