From in-shelter support to at-home foster care, volunteers support every facet of our work. Together, we’re creating a more humane world for animals.

Volunteer requirements:
*Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If you’re younger than 16, there are other ways to get involved: Click Here.
*AHS requires a one-year commitment to volunteering. In-shelter opportunities require a minimum of one regularly scheduled, recurring shift every other week. Shifts are 2-4 hours depending on assignment.
*Volunteers must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information and remember and follow shelter rules.
*Human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles. Volunteers must always communicate professionally.
*Volunteers must understand and fulfill all responsibilities of their role independently.
*Most volunteer roles require volunteers to stand, and/or walk for up to three hours; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; reach and lift; possess vision abilities including close vision, distance vision and depth perception; and speak to customers, employees , and other volunteers.

Application Process:

  • Complete online application. Once the application is submitted, you’ll pay a $25 application fee and then get a link to watch an information session.
  • Once all of the application materials are received, you’ll get an email with an interview invitation. These invitations are sent out once per week.

Location: 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422
Ages: 16+
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Wish list:
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours depending on assignment
*Applications periodically open and close at each site depending on current volunteer needs.


The Adopt-A-Pet Shop is a division of S.O.S. Rescue Relief, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to providing various levels of support to animal rescue groups, shelters and sanctuaries.

We are a volunteer based adoption center located in Plymouth, MN. Our primary mission is to assist rescue groups and shelters in finding permanent homes for their adoptable cats and dogs.

At The Adopt-A-Pet Shop, rescue groups can showcase their homeless companion animals in a friendly and inviting public adoption venue. Cats and kittens live on premise and dog and puppy meet-n-greets are held every other Saturday.

Do you love animals?  Are you at least 21 years of age?  Come volunteer with us! If you have decided that our charity is a good match for your volunteering ideals, we would love to hear from you! Please stop by The Shop during our open hours to receive a volunteer application. All volunteer applications will be reviewed by our board members and if you meet our special criteria, a representative will contact you by telephone / email.

Volunteer positions include (but are not limited to):

  • Animal care: Socialization, grooming, on-site “minding”

  • Facility care: Cleaning and organizing

  • Fundraising: Events, direct-to-consumer and database maintenance

  • Social networking: Web, Facebook, Twitter

  • Education: Assisting and possibly teaching pet support classes

  • Administration: Supplies, processes, procedures, scheduling, and transport

Location: 1115 Vicksburg Lane N. #8, Plymouth, MN 55447
Ages: 21+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: or (763) 205-2832
Time Commitment: Varies
Current Wish List Needs