Please consider helping your four-legged friends at Humane Society of Dallas County! We are always looking for a few good men (or women) to join our "pack". Chances are we've been looking for you our entire (nine) lives!!! Please fill out a volunteer application TODAY!
Our innovative programs and no kill policy have allowed us to save the lives of thousands of animals, but we really need your help. We thank you for your interest in and dedication to our volunteer program.
Please check off any or all of the volunteer opportunities listed. Someone will contact you promptly about orientation. We promise you will find working with the animals fun and rewarding!
Please join us every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at PetSmart in Dallas (@Inwood and Forest) and help get our Fidos adopted! Even if you can't volunteer for the whole day, please consider transporting the dogs!
For more information or to volunteer, please email
The Luv-a-Pet center, located at PetSmart @Inwood and Forest, is an offsite adoption center featuring DKC cats and kittens. We always need volunteers to visit the animals in residence and help with their care as well as interact with potential adopters.
If you are interested in helping, please mention LuvAPet in an email to
We have two alternate programs to supplement rescue efforts with our space restrictions: HSDC FOSTER PROGRAM and GUEST FOSTER PROGRAM.
In the HSDC FOSTER PROGRAM, the animals belong to the shelter. Volunteers offer their homes as a temporary spot for the neediest shelter animals. These may be kittens or puppies, a momma with babies, an animal recovering from illness or surgery, a timid animal that needs special socialization or the like.
To participate as a foster parent you need to file an Adoption Application with the shelter. We qualify participants as though we were adopting a pet to a new home, including a home visit for dog fosters. The animal remains the property of the shelter, and the shelter accepts all responsibility for food, supplies and care. Shelter will provide and pay for any necessary medical attention.
Once qualified, a foster parent simply signs the foster contract and picks up their little charge(s) at the shelter. Shelter support is just a phone call away.
The GUEST FOSTER PROGRAM involves the shelter in promoting adoption for animals that are not shelter animals, but belong to the person housing the pets. Participants must sign a contract confirming their compliance with the medical requirements (by law) as well as the conditions for their participation in the program.