Volunteer for Athenspets

Athenspets Advocate – Advocates are cheerleaders for one or two of our shelter pets at a time, getting to know them really well and telling everyone what’s special about them. We ask that you commit to coming to the shelter at least once each week to spend time with your animal(s), taking photographs and generally checking in on how they are doing. Then spend the next week sharing your photos and insights on social media! Email athenspetsadvocate@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming an Advocate!

Shelter volunteer – The dogs, cats and humans at the shelter appreciate volunteers who can socialize and play with the animals any hours they are open. Some dogs and cats are frightened and stressed when they first arrive, and just a little one-on-one time with a person makes them feel so much better. Other dogs and cats are happy and friendly, but build up excess energy being stuck in a dog run or cat kennel nearly 24/7. Even a few minutes of exercise and playtime calms them down and will entertain you! If you think volunteering at the shelter might be depressing – just try it, you’ll be surprised. Dogs and cats live in the moment, so every happy moment they have with you is ‘forever’ to them. Call Animal Control for more information.

Photo & story volunteer – If you’ve spent time at the shelter as a volunteer or advocate and are interested in being more involved, contact us about becoming a photo and story volunteer for our website. We ask that you commit to at least two visits a month and provide training. For more information, email info@athenspets.net.

Crossposting – If you can’t come to the shelter, you can also help these dogs and cats get adopted by publicizing them on social media (like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), listservs, etc. You may copy our pictures and stories – no copyright worries here! Be sure your messages include the ledger number and date the dog or cat is impounded. Dogs and cats do not stay at Animal Control for long, so the information must be timely.