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Dog Team

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ORGANIZATION: Palm Springs Animal Shelter

  • 13 people are interested

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of the dogs at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter?
We are always looking for volunteers who are a good match for our Dog Walking Team.

All Dog Team Volunteers go through training to become a Handler. Once approved as a handler, volunteers are engaged with playgroups and walking. Handlers sign up for shifts, where they teach the dogs door manners, loose leash walking and other important skills that will aid in their adoption.

Shifts can be for small dogs or big dogs. Small dog shift times are 7-9am, 12-2pm, and 3-5pm (4-6pm in summer due to the heat). Large dogs shifts are similar with no noon shift. We have shifts every day of the week so if you are still working, weekends might be an option!

Those who are a good fit for the Dog Team, are also provided with additional training opportunities that allow them to move up into many more advanced roles within the Dog Team.

Do you have what it takes for the Big Dog Team?
Apply at www.psanimalshelter.org/volunteer or email volunteer@psanimalshelter.org.

1 Shift

  • 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
    Dog Walks can choose from three shifts a day, seven days a week. We prefer a commitment of one or two shifts a week.

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About Palm Springs Animal Shelter


4575 E. Mesquite Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92264, US

Mission Statement

Volunteer at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter for the animals! Palm Springs Animals Shelter is a No-Kill shelter. Our goal is to make sure that each animal that leaves our shelter is much better off than when it arrived. We ensure that each animals' medical needs are attended to, that it is nourished, and has playtime and/or walk time each day. Behavioral or socialization needs are addressed through volunteer-run TLC programs. For volunteers who wish to work with people rather than directly with animals, we have opportunities for events, tour guides, concierge, adoption specialists, and administrators. Join us to help ensure that all the animals at our shelter receive the best care possible.


For twenty years Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter Foundation has successfully managed the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Volunteers are an essential resource for the shelter, working in almost every aspect of shelter operations from medical, operational, administrative, behavior, transportation, events, and more. Volunteers can work directly with animals, learning skills to properly support the animals in our care. They can also volunteer in people-centric roles, working as adoption counselors, events coordinators, gardening and grounds-keeping, and much more.

The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter serving the city of Palm Springs, not a private rescue. Therefore, we do not have the option to close our doors when we are full. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter does not euthanize animals for space or length of stay, so we are continuously challenged to place our animals in homes as quickly as possible. All volunteer opportunities at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter help us to fulfill our goal of supporting the animals during their stay and finding homes for our animals. We couldn't operate the shelter without the assistance of our volunteers - we have immense appreciation of our volunteer community. Please join us!




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This opportunity has 1 shift


4575 E. Mesquite Ave.Palm Springs, CA 92264



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One recurring shift per week at a minimum. Shift is 2 hours, could be more depending on the number of animals and volunteers. Must stay active enough to keep training fresh. We do not offer a drop-in option for volunteering
  • Best for those who are physically fit and enjoy time outside. Due to the amount of training investing in our handlers, this is not a short-term volunteer opportunity. Please apply at our website https://psanimalshelter.org/support/volunteer/

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