Volunteer / Donate

The Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers to help with the day-to-day care of animals. Applications are available at the Animal Shelter.

​Adult Volunteers
Adults must pass a background check before volunteering at the Animal Shelter. They must also attend a 2-hour training class, including classroom and hands-on training.

Youth Volunteers
Youth volunteer positions are limited. Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
  • Youth volunteers must be accompanied by a parent until age 14. After age 14, shelter personnel will determine if parental supervision is required.
  • Parents must stay within a reasonable distance of their youth volunteers.
  • One parent per youth volunteer.
  • Parents must attend a volunteer training course with their youth volunteer.
  • Parents of youth volunteers must pass a background check.
The Animal Shelter is grateful for any donations. For health and safety purposes, the Allen Animal Shelter uses a preferred type of dog/cat bedding. Bedding donations can be made through the Kuranda online donation site. See below for a list of other frequently-used items.
Food & Treats Safety Cleaning Supplies Toys Adoption Supplies
Iams Adult Cat Food  Collars (new or gently used) Bleach Chew toys Gift bags

Iams Mini Chunks 

Leashes Laundry detergent Kongs  
Treats     Other toys  
Cat Toys     Stretch and Scratch  
Non-clumping cat litter        
Pill pockets