Animal care and socialization - WDM shelter

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1211 Grand Ave.West Des Moines, IA 50265


Make sure cats, dogs, and small critters have enough food and clean water; clean out cages and litter boxes; sweep and wipe down surfaces in communal rooms; and pet, play with, and brush the animals at our West Des Moines animal shelter.

This requires you to fill out an online application, available here, and to attend a general orientation session. Information on orientation will be provided upon completion of the application.

The shelter is open 3-8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Home Repair

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 8 hours per month

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