Volunteer Opportunities

Arizona Humane Society LogoRob & Melani
Walton Papago Park Campus
5501 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Become a Volunteer

How We Save Lives

In 2013, Maricopa County was one of the worst places to be a pet. Shelters were facing the second worst pet overpopulation crisis in the United States. The Arizona Humane Society was a large rescue shelter taking in thousands of homeless animals, but there were still many pets with treatable illnesses being euthanized throughout the state.

Today, we take in the pets that other shelters can’t care for: the ones who are sick, who are injured, or who would normally be euthanized in other shelters because of their tough medical needs. We serve as a safety net for the Valley’s most vulnerable pets, and our Ethical No-Kill Philosophy™ ensures we never euthanize a pet for space or based on the length of time they’ve been with us.

And every effort has been worth it. Since 2013, we’ve reduced euthanasia by 83%—that’s 150,000 additional lives saved. Here’s how we’re transforming animal welfare in Arizona.


Lost Our Home

Become a Volunteer

Help Us: Do You Love Pets? We Need You!

You Can Make A Difference!

Volunteers are critical to the success of Lost Our Home. We wouldn’t be able to care for the thousands of pets who have relied on us over the years if it wasn’t for the time, talent, and incredible support of so many caring people. We continually desire to expand our volunteer community. No matter what skills or expertise you have, there are many ways to volunteer at Lost Our Home.

We have youth, adult and group volunteer opportunities.

Who Can Volunteer at Our Facility?
  • Adults
  • Youth (8 and up)
  • Groups of five or more
  • We do not sign off on court ordered community hours



P.O. Box 50673, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone (480) 814-8801 
Get Involved

Cactus Cats Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3, no-kill rescue organization that began in 1998. We are a group of volunteers, some of whom have been in the rescue business for 20+ years. We are dedicated to finding forever homes for every kitten and cat that comes into our care. All of our kittens and cats reside in foster homes with knowledgeable and caring foster parents and their families. We work closely with other rescue groups and animal shelters and all of your donations are tax deductible!

Our mission is to provide care, comfort and compassion for all the cats and kittens who come into our care by finding them forever homes. In addition we also want to help build a humane community that promotes cat advocacy by educating the public about the need for spaying/neutering pets.

Adoption Events: 
Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm 
Ahwatukee Petco: 5011 E Ray Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
$150.00 - $270.00 Adoption Fee


1102 W. Hatcher Rd | Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 944-2440
Get Involved

Arizona Small Dog Rescue is a non profit registered 501(c)3 no kill rescue shelter. We are a group of volunteers who have dedicated our lives to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused small dogs. We save most of our animals from kill shelters around the valley, but also accept owner surrenders and stray surrenders.

Owner surrender fee’s vary depending on space and availability. We spay/neuter, vaccinate, medically examine, microchip, and evaluate and/or socialize all dogs that come into our rescue before placing up for adoption to pre-screened homes.

We rescue many dogs every week and always have a wide variety of personalities and breeds available who would be a perfect fit for any family and any home.


25 N 40th St | Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-6852
Get Involved

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona. We are a no-kill shelter in that we do not euthanize animals except for the rare occasions when it is in the best interest of the animal to do so, usually from untreatable medical conditions. AAWL & SPCA is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, tax ID 23-7149453. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. AAWL & SPCA rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes more than 4,000 homeless dogs and cats in need each year.


213 S 11th Ave | Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone (602) 663-4219
Get Involved

 Our organization is committed to keeping pets safe, happy and healthy while they wait to be placed in a forever home with their owners. Andre House currently serves between 500-1000 unhoused guests a day by providing services such as showers, clothing, and hygiene as well as dinner. At Andre House, we are committed to building personal relationships with our guests, and we also love all of the pets that come along with them. While we have the resources to provide needs to our guests, we don't always have the resources to help their pets.


We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals.

Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. Through our rescue, response and sanctuary work, as well as other hands-on animal care services, we help thousands of animals every year. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.

Whether by sharing your time, money or even your birthday, there are so many ways to donate to help animals through Humane Society of the United States.

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We’re there when animals need us most.