We need volunteers for all shifts! Volunteers are the heart and sole of our organization. Without them, the shelter would not operate on a daily basis. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you like. Volunteers help with adoption events, walking and playing with the dogs, brushing cats, general cleanup of the shelter, transporting animals to and from the vet clinic, marketing material for the shelter, updating Petfinder, and fundraising events, to name a few. If you would like to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator. You can also email the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the shelter to fill out a volunteer form. We appreciate all that our volunteers do for us and the animals!
Proud Animal Lovers Shelter, Inc. (PALS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are a NO KILL shelter that is operated by an all volunteer staff. No animals are ever euthanized due to lack of space.
We are currently open only by appointment. We require that all potential adopters fill out an adoption application (email to request) and provide a vet reference. The adoption fee for dogs is $100. The adoption fee for cats is $65, but those that have been with us longer than 6 months are just $45. Dogs, if old enough, have all been tested for heartworm, spayed/neutered, current on shots, dewormed, microchipped, and on flea and heartworm preventatives. Cats have been tested for feline leukemia and FIV, spayed/neutered, current on shots, dewormed, and on flea treatment.
Please note that most of our dogs do require a fenced yard, exceptions might be dogs who are appropriate for apartment living or farm/large acreage settings. We will NOT adopt an animal that will kept on a chain.
We can place an animal on HOLD for 24 hours only. We would advise anyone traveling any distance to call before coming to be sure the animal is still at the shelter.