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Most Human Shelters do not allow pets. Leaving an unsheltered pet owner to have to decide between shelter and their best furry friend. PalsNPets offers pet supportive services to human shelters so people with pets on the streets can enter shelters together! One of our supportive programs onsite in human shelters is Pet Education. This class is a space where unsheltered pet owners can seek help when dealing with difficult issues with their pets or needing help with how to care for their pets.


This is a wonderful program to volunteer for if you are excited to help end homelessness for both people and pets! You will work directly with sheltered residents and their sheltered pets onsite at one of our homeless shelter partner locations. You will get support in educating people on how to properly care for their pets, why pets are so special in all our lives, and connect each pet owner with needed resources such as veterinary care and pet food and supplies.


Assisting pet owners with online curriculum

may involve ordering pet food and supplies online

may involve research on local mobile vets, gathering pricing, and coordinating and scheduling vet services for your shelter site.

No teaching experience required will train but a plus. Enthusiastic in front of the group, creative, and willing to bring new ideas and suggestions as you see may fit better.

comfortable working independently

Must love all kinds of pets and be comfortable around different kinds of pet owner skills

Time Commitments

Meeting with PalsNPets staff each week to train before each class

Attending one shelter a week or more depending on how involved you would like to be.

2 hours in-person onsite, and 3 hours remote

minimum 6-month commitment

Conducting a 1-hour pet education class off a PowerPoint slide.


Must be over 18 years of age

Have two (2) character references dated within the past 12 months

Be able to commit to a minimum of five (5) hours per week

Have demonstrated knowledge in basic academic areas such as math, sciences, and English

Must love pets

Basic knowledge of pet care

Must pass a background check

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

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About PalsNPets



Mission Statement

Mission is to increase shelter access for unhoused pet owners by supporting human shelters with pet programs.



Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing


Sat Jun 18, 2022 - Tue Nov 01, 2022
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Los Angeles, CA 90291







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