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Volunteering at Animal Services

The City of Hamilton Animal Services appreciates our volunteers who work with furry friends in our care and enrich our programs. We have a small volunteer program with seven volunteers at this time to help with the enrichment of animals in our shelter.

Volunteer opportunities available

We are in need of volunteers to socialize the cats & kittens and walking dogs. 

We are looking for:

  • Volunteers that are able to commit 2 to 3 hours once a week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Volunteer between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Interested in volunteering? Please complete a Volunteer Application form and return to:

Planning & Economic Development, Animal Services
247 Dartnall Road, Hamilton, ON L8W 3V9 Phone: 905.574.3433 Fax: 905.574.8877
E-mail: [email protected]


Opportunities to volunteer with Animal Services:

  • Animal enrichment with dogs, cats and other domestic animals
  • Delivering found posters in the area where an animal was found
  • Searching social media and websites (i.e. Kijiji, Craigslist, newspapers) to help match found animals with lost reports
  • Transporting animals in your personal vehicle to and from the shelter for spay/neuter at clinics inside and outside the City of Hamilton.
  •  Attending public events with Animal Services staff to answer questions and educate the public about Hamilton Animal Services and Responsible Animal Ownership.

For more information about Hamilton Animal Services, email us at [email protected].

Animal Services volunteer transporting a dog to and from the shelter for clinic appointments