Our adoption fees include spay/neutering, microchip

and first vaccines with rabies (age applicable)

To view our Cats/Kittens, click here

To view our Dogs/Puppies, click here

To view our Small Pets, click here

volunteers

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are an integral part of our life-saving work at the Brant County SPCA. We rely on individuals just like you to ensure the dogs are walked, cats socialized, the grass is cut, and our events are a success. If you’re looking for a way to give back to the animals in need in our community here’s your chance!

Please consider joining our volunteer family by participating in one of the below opportunities.

  • Adoptathons – As a volunteer at adoptathons, you will be in pet store setting where shelter animals are brought to meet the public and find new loving homes. Weekends are the key here and the volunteer must have excellent communication and customer service skills, their own transportation and the ability to handle different types of animals.
  • Cat Buddies – Do you want to just hangout with cats? Who doesn’t? You can¬†come hangout in our playroom, socialize and groom our cats and get them ready for their new homes. Volunteers should enjoy the company of cats both young and old as well as small animals. If you’re allergic, this wouldn’t be the best spot for you!
  • Dog Walkers – Our dogs at the shelter love to walk! If you’re looking for a way to get your dog fix if you don’t have one, get some exercise, and keep our dogs healthy and active, this is the spot for you! In this spot you’ll be hanging out with dogs young & old- we just ask that you’re able to control whomever you take out on a leash.
  • Events – Come hang out with us at our hosted, or third party events! Some of these include our Friends for Life Walkathon, Fore the Animals Golf Tournament, and Pet Pics with Santa. Volunteers must be high energy and creative, have excellent communication and customer service skills as well as a flexible schedule.
  • Foster Friends – Do you want to help out animals in need without having to adopt? Becoming a foster family is the perfect solution. All you have to do is provide the home, love and socialization, and we provide the rest (medical care, food, litter, etc.)! You can foster older “hospice” animals, injured, orphaned, or others that are pregnant, or post-natal with kittens! How long they stay is dependent on the animal’s needs & if you choose to adopt them or not ūüėČ To become a foster parent, please fill out the app below.
  • Garden Maintenance/Lawn Care –¬†We have a lot of grass! In order to keep it nice for both visitors and our dogs, we require volunteers to come out and mow the lawn with our riding lawn mower. You can also help keep our gardens beautiful if that’s more your forte. Due to the nature of this activity, seasonal allergy sufferers be warned!
  • Read and Relax – For much of the day the shelter is bustling with activity, causing our dogs to sometimes be overstimulated with all that is going on. Our read and relax program allows a volunteer to come read a book of their choosing to the dogs on their nap time from 12-1pm. It’s proven to lower stress in the dogs, and we think that’s a great thing.
  • Shelter Maintenance – Sometimes things break, sometimes they just need upkeep. If you’re interested in helping maintain/repair our facilities this is the spot for you, just bring your tools. Can you fix it? Yes you can!

Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application, attend an orientation session and submit a current vulnerable police check dated within six months of application submission date.

Please contact the shelter directly to receive a Brant County SPCA Police Check Letterhead.  When you provide this letter head to the police station you will receive your vulnerable sectors check for a reduced volunteer rate. 

All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

To download our Volunteer Brochure click here.

To download our Volunteer Application click here.

For additional information on volunteer opportunities please contact Alex Wolosinecky; Manager of Communications and Development at awolosinecky@brantcountyspca.com

 

Be A Foster, Save A Life

Every year thousands of animals (particularly cats) enter shelters. Many of them are considered extremely vulnerable within the shelter and will need foster homes. Also if the animal(s) will not be ready for adoption for some time, then a cage environment is not ideal for them. In order to give them the best chance possible we recruit foster families to take them in on a temporary basis. The Brant County SPCA fosters out pregnant cats/dogs, nursing cats/dogs, orphaned kittens/puppies, cats/dogs that have been injured, cats/dogs that are sick, cats/dogs that may need socialization.

The amount of time you will have the foster animal(s) in your home will vary depending on the particular need of the animal(s). Our goal is to get the animal(s) well and big enough that they can be spay/neutered, microchipped and placed up for adoption.

All you need to supply is the space and the love, we supply everything else they need including; food, litter, litter boxes, feeding dishes, toys, crates if needed, vaccinations/flea prevention/deworming, medications if needed, formula and nursing bottles if needed.

To download our Foster Family Application click here 

Our adoption fees include spay/neutering, microchip

and first vaccines with rabies (age applicable)

To view our Cats/Kittens: http://www.brantcountyspca.com/new-adoptees-cats-kittens/

To view our Dogs/Puppies: http://www.brantcountyspca.com/new-adoptees-dogs-puppies/

To view our Small Pets: http://www.brantcountyspca.com/new-adoptees-other-animals/

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