COVID-19: Review all up-to-date changes HERE.

Our Adoption Center is now OPEN! No appointment needed. (Click HERE for details.) 


Sunday, October 25, 2020
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

One of our most popular volunteer activities is our Hiking Hounds program!  Volunteers take our most energetic shelter dogs on hikes as part of our enrichment programming.  There are no prerequisites and participants are not required to be current volunteers.  If you love hiking in the great outdoors with dogs who are excited to be out of the shelter for a while, this is the activity for you!

For more information about Hiking Hounds (including physical requirements and guidelines) or to request an application, please e-mail ahshikinghounds[at]outlook[dot]com.

Upcoming hike dates: 

Every Sunday in October!

9am start for seasoned hikers, 8:30am for new hikers.

We will ask that no one sign up for our hikes if they are at risk (of COVID-19) or have compromised immune systems. If you sign up and begin to feel ill, we ask that you cancel immediately. 

*Space is limited.  Confirmed reservations are required for each hike.  

Follow along with our hiking adventures on our Hiking Hounds Facebook page HERE!

Saturday, October 31, 2020
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

We would love your help making cardboard cat scratchers for the cats in our care! 

There are many ways to make DIY cat scratchers, but here are some directions for a type we love to use:

  1. Cut strips from corrugated cardboard using a ruler or yardstick as a guide for width (should be 1-2 inches wide) and making strips as long as possible.
  2. Starting with the shortest strips, roll the cardboard into a tight circle and tape ends in place with duct tape or glue as you come to the end of each strip.
    • **Be sure to use a minimal amount of duct tape as it sticks to the cat’s fur if it’s poking out above the cardboard ends.
  3. Continue adding strips until the scratcher is the desired size (we prefer at least 12 inches in diameter) and tape or glue the final end very securely.
  4. Glue decorative paper to the outside and bottom if desired.
  5. Please put them in a bag or box labeled, "cat scratchers" and leave them on the Adoption Center front porch (by the front door, on the covered front porch) so they stay out of the elements. 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Please consider becoming a Thrift Store volunteer! We are seeking friendly, helpful people who would love to help us raise money for the animals.  100% of our thrift store proceeds benefit animals in need and YOU can make a real difference in the life of homeless animals. 

Volunteers are vital to our thrift store!  Volunteer cashiers help process sales, bag items, and ensure a positive experience for each customer.  Clothing volunteers help steam and sort incoming clothing donations and make the boutique area of our shop look beautiful. Cashier shifts are available from either 10am until 2pm or from 2pm until 6pm, and clothing/boutique shifts are flexible in two hour time slots between 10am and 4pm.  

Because there is more extensive training involved, we do ask for a commitment of at least one shift per week if you would like to become a volunteer cashier. Clothing volunteers use our self-scheduling system to schedule the shifts that are convenient for them.

If you would like to volunteer with our thrift store, please see the Thrift Store section of the volunteer page on our website HERE!