15 people are interested
Dog Adoption Event Volunteer - PetSmart Lee's Summit
ORGANIZATION: Heart of America Humane Society
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15 people are interested
Heart of America Humane Society hosts a Dog Adoption Event most Saturdays at PetSmart Lee’s Summit (920 NE Sam Walton Lane) from Noon to 3 pm. The event is open to the public during those hours. An animal control officer from Lee's Summit Animal shelter transports the dogs from the shelter to PetSmart. While the dogs are being transported, there are volunteers setting up the adoption event at PetSmart, which involves setting up tables, kennels, and supplies used during the event. We would like everyone volunteering for the event to arrive around 11:45 am to assist with unloading the dogs when they arrive. Then during the event, you will work with a dog. Get to know them, train them on basic commands, spoil them rotten, and talk with prospective adopters about your dog. At the end of the event, those dogs that were not adopted are transported back to the shelter and we ask that the volunteers assist in taking down the tables, kennels, etc.
The first Saturday that you volunteer we ask that you come 30-45 minutes early to fill out paperwork and have a short training/orientation. We look forward to hearing from you.
We welcome everyone, but if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent.
If you are interested in assisting with this or any of our volunteer opportunities, please copy and paste the link that follows into your browser and complete our online Volunteer Interest Form.
Heart of America Humane Society Volunteer Interest Form
About Heart of America Humane Society
PO Box 12703, Overland Park, KS 66282, US
Founded in 1992, the Heart of America Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. It is entirely volunteer-run. Heart of America Humane Society doesn’t run a shelter; instead, the dedicated volunteers partner with two Kansas City area shelters to help their dogs and cats find their forever homes.
Heart of America Humane Society is a 100% volunteer organization working to find good homes for animals. We do not have a shelter of our own, instead we have created a cooperative partnership with the Lee’s Summit Municipal Animal Shelter and Kansas City Kansas Animal Services. We have adoption events most Saturdays at PetSmart Olathe, PetSmart Overland Park, and PetSmart Lee’s Summit.
In addition to working with local shelters, we also have a network of volunteer foster homes. Fostering gives us the opportunity to observe and evaluate an animal’s behavior and traits outside of the intimidating shelter environment. That foster knowledge helps us create a much better match between an animal’s personality and their new human(s).
Recently, we have expanded and we now also have an experienced Outreach Team that goes out into the community to assist people and their animals to ensure the animals' basic needs are being et.
We also have a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Team that is actively involved in getting community cats spayed and neutered in order to control the cat population in our community.
PetSmart Lee's Summit920 Northeast Sam Walton LaneLee's Summit, MO 64086
November 19, 2023
- Animal Care / Handling
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We hope that you would make a commitment of at least one Saturday a month, but you may volunteer as many Saturdays as you are able and like.