AnimalsCity of Dallas Volunteer Program

Clear the Shelters, finding FURever homes (at our Everyday Adoption Center)

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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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 our Everyday Adoption Center, 16821 N. Coit Rd

Sign up for a shift and select the orientation date here

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bj1NBou1FohLKEHhf4N1QkwEEzDpHfLcDVql5LBb6Gg/viewform?edit_requested=true

How can you help? There are many ways!

  • Set Up Crew, 6am-9am

Prepare parking areas with cones, traffic movement       

Pop-up tents in needed location for shading

Other logistical prep as needed

  • Greeter Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Assist customers coming into the store

Provide customers with information/answer questions about the event

  • Work with Cats Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Encourage customer adoptions, help customers navigate the room, monitor the Get Acquainted Room, monitor customers petting cats in their cage, go through adoption paperwork with adopter. Escort new adopter to photo booth/get adoption kit, ensure customers sanitize during interactions

  • Work with Dogs Volunteers, 9am-1pm // 1pm-5pm

Encourage customer adoptions, help customers navigate the room, monitor the Get Acquainted Room, ensure water bowl levels are good, assist staff to clean dog kennels, as needed. Ensure customers sanitize during interactions, go through adoption paperwork with adopter. Escort new adopter to photo booth/get adoption kit

  • Tear Down Crew Volunteers, 5pm-8pm

Break down pop-up kennels

Remove all event items from PetSmart common area

General clean-up post event

You can help match pets to their new families at two locations. This sign up is for our Everyday Adoption Center, 16821 N. Coit Rd

Sign up for a shift and select the orientation date here

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bj1NBou1FohLKEHhf4N1QkwEEzDpHfLcDVql5LBb6Gg/viewform?edit_requested=true

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