We are a working boarding training and convalescence facility. Volunteer activities include things such as spending quiet time socializing with our animals, walking, hiking, camping, swimming, biking, feeding, grooming and assisting with the cleaning of the animal areas. Taking some of our animals on outings to town or other nearby locations is another way our volunteers help give them new and valuable experiences.

Volunteers are welcome to volunteer in one or more of our animal areas at Pets Return Home. There are many ways you can make a difference in helping our dogs find their forever home. While volunteering you might be asked to help with any of the following tasks:

  • Bathing and Grooming dogs
  • Cleaning and refilling pools in the summer
  • Cleaning and refilling water pails
  • Cleaning doggie door flaps, houses and beds
  • Cleaning feed buckets and pans
  • Cleaning kennels and stalls
  • Cleaning the truck and trailer
  • Cleaning up the hay and feed storage areas
  • Clearing walking trails of rocks, sticks, or poop
  • Collecting eggs
  • General cleaning and special projects
  • Facility preventative and improvement chores.
  • Feeding
  • Fence and facility maintenance
  • Grooming
  • Groundwork and riding horses
  • Installing new kennels
  • Leash walking animals
  • Milking goats
  • Mucking and raking
  • Painting
  • Poop scooping
  • Providing love
  • Raking the runs and filling in holes
  • Repairing fences
  • Restocking feed (hay and grain)
  • Socializing with the animals
  • Sweeping or mopping the floors in buildings, runs, or patios
  • Taking dogs on camping trips
  • Taking dogs on confidence and skills building courses
  • Taking dogs on walks
  • Training
  • Transporting dogs
  • Trimming dog nails
  • Trimming goat hooves
  • Walking dogs
  • Walking the fencing to make sure no holes are being created
  • Washing the horses and goats
  • Watering