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  • Volunteer with Pima Animal Care Center

    Volunteers Our shelter is full of animals that are waiting for their forever homes and they need your help.

    If you’re a caring person who loves animals, we’d love your assistance.

    Our comprehensive training program ensures your strengths and skills can best be put to use to help us give homeless animals a second chance at finding love and security.

    There are plenty of opportunities to help:

    • Adoption hosts. The great thing about Pima Animal Care Center is there are so many wonderful pets to choose from!  But that also means it can be overwhelming to choose. It makes a huge difference to potential adopters to have a friendly person greet them and help them find the best fit and the best partnership.
    • Off-site opportunities. When we take our animals out into the community where people are live and shop, it’s not only a great opportunity to show off how charming our animals are, but it’s also a chance to introduce folks to the steps they can take that will help reduce the number of homeless pets. Events vary monthly and volunteers can determine which ones best fit their schedule. 
    • Dog walking and cat socialization. It’s very important that our animals have lots of opportunities for socialization, as well as exercise and positive stimulation. It sounds simple, but just walking a dog or cuddling a cat can give him hope and save his life.
    • Groomers. If you’ve got a big date or a big event, you’re going to want to bring the chic. Same with our animals. It’s hard to strut when you aren’t wearing your best coat. If you’ve got the skills, we’ve got grateful clients.
    • Enrichment. Whether you’re a crafty soul who can help us with projects that can stimulate the animals and stave off boredom, or whether you have some time to do a little behavior training with our dogs so they are better at minding their manners, we have a job for you.
    • Outreach Volunteer. Help educate the public about Pima Animal Care Center, our mission and services. Outreach volunteers should be outgoing, friendly people. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: seeking out public speaking opportunities, providing educational presentations on animal issues such as bite safety and responsible pet ownership to schools, HOAs and community groups, and distributing promotional materials at events and local businesses. 
    • Office support. We always need help with data entry, answering the phones and supporting rescue operations. If you have the time, we can put your organizational skills to good use.

    This is just a partial list of the ways you can help our animals.

    While our minimum age to volunteer is 16, we do have a Generations Program, where youth between the ages of 11-15 years old can pair up with a parent or guardian.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please attend a regularly scheduled  Volunteer Open House, where you will get all the information you need about our Volunteer Program. You do not need to register for the Open House, simply show up! The Open House will be approximately 45 minutes long and will take place in the Administration Building located in the grey double-wide trailer behind the shelter and clinic.

    For more information, please contact Andrew Stocker, our volunteer coordinator, at andrew.stocker@pima.gov  or at (520) 724-5937.

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    Animal Care Center

    4000 N. Silverbell Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    (520) 724-5900

    Weekdays: Noon until 7 p.m.
    Weekends: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
    Closed the last Sunday of 
    every month

    Ajo Substation:
    1259 Well Road
    Ajo, AZ 85321

    (520) 387-7502

    Ajo Substation Hours:
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. MWF
    4:30-6:30 p.m. W

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