AnimalsCity of Dallas Volunteer Program

Clear the Shelters, finding FURever homes (at Dallas Animal Services)

Clear The Shelters is a nationwide one day-pet adoption initiative that brings shelters, rescue groups, and adopters together to find loving homes for pets in need. Dogs and cats need your help to find their FURever home! Many roles available.
Aug 17, 2019
3 - 4 Hours
0 Needed

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Join us to find pets their FURever home! Clear the Shelters is a partnerships between animal adoption groups and NBC-owned television stations. The event will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and hundreds of animal organizations will participate across the country. All adoptions are free and Dallas Animal Services is happy to participate!

You can help match pets to their new families at two locations. This sign up is for the location at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd

Sign up for a shift and select the orientation date here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GbtlRxdLEHB-kzyxeH1zB7lvENXg2Dw1OXbjpFObqb8

How can you help? There are many ways!

  • Setup Crew Volunteers, 6am-9pm

Prepare parking areas with cones, traffic movement

Pop-up tents in needed location for shading

Other logistical prep as needed

  • Welcome Crew Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Assist customers waiting in line outside building    

Answering questions about CTS for customers in line

Instruct customers on the no pets or strollers rule                   

Assist with volunteer check-in       

  • Direction Guide Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Assist with customers watching welcome video.            

 Assist customers with general questions

Assist with guiding directions for customers throughout adoptions lobby and adoptions area  

  • Line Monitor Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Check applications of customers waiting in line for application desk and ensure fully filled out

Answer questions for customers in line                            

Monitor applications line and seating to ensure hallway remains passable

  • Happy Tails & Dog Pickup Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Assist customers exiting the building                            

Assist customers to collect their adoption gift packet.

Assist customers toward the adoption photography area

Assist customers as needed to help hold pets while vehicles are brought for pickup.

  • Traffic Control Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Monitor parking lot for available parking spaces              

Assist customers finding available parking spaces

Assist customers with directions to CTS line or Lost & Found as applicable

Assist customers with Lost & Found animals into correct doorway as needed

Communicate with Animal Control Officer at parking lot entrance on status of available parking

  • Mascot, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Be one of our new mascots (one cat and one dog costume)

Walk around and wave/greet our adopters, particularly the children!

A great way to participate and remain anonymous 😊

  • Tear Down Crew Volunteers, 4pm-7pm  

Take down all traffic/parking equipment

Take down tents and remove other equipment set up for event


You can help match pets to their new families at two locations. This sign up is for the location at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland Rd

Sign up for a shift and select the orientation date here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GbtlRxdLEHB-kzyxeH1zB7lvENXg2Dw1OXbjpFObqb8

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