1530 N Lowell Avenue, Pierre SD Email Us 605-223-2287

We need you!


Urgent Call for Volunteers

Do you have 15 minutes to one hour to spare once a week? Or even once a month? We need you. More than ever.

We are currently finding it very difficult to fill volunteer shifts for canine care. We have one board member (volunteer) responsible for coordinating the schedule each week. If no one volunteers, they are left to shoulder the responsibility, twice a day if need be. They also have full-time jobs.

Shifts involve letting the dogs out to go “potty”, feeding them and cleaning up after any messes. We understand that the task isn’t glamorous, but it is needed to provide the basic level of care for each dog. This is vital to their health and well-being. Most of the dogs are potty trained and relieve themselves outside. You can cuddle and love on the dogs as much as you like (unless there are medical or other issues preventing this, of course).

Volunteering for a worthy cause can be a very rewarding experience. Instead of spending that hour watching a rerun of CSI or scrolling through Facebook posts, we hope you’ll consider helping out at the shelter. Contact Us to volunteer today. Thank you all for your continuing support of Paws Animal Rescue!

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Your Comments
  • Lori Snyder says:

    I am interested in volunteering.

  • Ernie and Terry Lehmkuhl says:

    Ernie and I would love to volunteer. We live up by Gettysburg but willing to drive to Pierre (weather permitting) to take care of the furbabies. Please contact us.

  • Maddie says:

    Hello! I am willing to volunteer/work with dogs!

  • paws says:

    Just a quick response to everyone to say that Jenna has or will email you with information. Let us know if you don’t receive anything within a couple of days.

  • Jill Sweetman says:

    I would be interested in volunteering.

  • Pam Ondricek says:

    How old do volunteers need to be? I know of a 15 year old that would be interested.

    • paws says:

      Hi Pam, We’ve passed your info our canine care coordinator and she will be in touch with an answer. Thank you!

  • Susan Hopkins says:

    I travel a lot, but I would do a shift or 2 each week that I’m home. I am really pretty allergic to cats, but dogs are fine. I used to volunteer at the cat shelter when it was on Pierre Street but had to quit due to the allergy issue. Are the cats in close proximity to the dogs? Let me know what days/times you need someone.

  • Makenna olivier says:

    I would help out as much as possible

  • Nancy Pahl says:

    Can I get more information please. I would love to volunteer if it works in my schedule.

  • Yvette Thomas says:

    Please contact me if you still need assistance after Feb 14; I have a tight schedule until then.

  • Jill Moody says:

    I would help out as much as possible if you don’t have strict time restraints. I have 5 dogs and 18 horses (12 in training). I am also out of town a lot but I would do what I could to help.

    • paws says:

      Thanks, Jill! I will let Jenna (canine care coordinator). You have your hands full, I know. Thank you for all that you do already! ~ Joanne

  • Elizabeth Heath says:

    My husband and I would be interested in volunteering.

    • paws says:

      Wonderful! We will pass your email address on to Jenna, our canine care coordinator. Thank you!!

      • Meri Weischedel says:

        I am willing to volunteer time to care for the dogs

  • Open Hours

    Saturday 11am-1pm for dogs; 11am-1pm for cats
    By appointment: 605-223-CATS


    1530 N Lowell Avenue
    Pierre, SD 57501

    (Behind Walmart off Airport Road)

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