Volunteering with animals at Best Friends

Volunteer shifts must be scheduled as far in advance as possible. Each animal area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate during each shift. To get started, please visit volunteers.bestfriends.org or contact the Sanctuary Volunteer Department at volunteers@bestfriends.org or 435-644-2001, ext. 4119.

We want to hear from you! Share your experience and we will publish it over on Sanctuary Scoop. Simply submit your story, include the pet's name, photos/ videos of your volunteer experience to Sanctuary Stories.

Whether you help at our Sanctuary located in beautiful Angel Canyon in Kanab, Utah, in your community, or from your home, you'll make a real difference in the lives of homeless pets, meet others who love animals, and have fun!

Animal volunteer opportunities at the Sanctuary

Join the thousands of people who come from all over the world every year to work with our roughly 1,600 Sanctuary animals. From walking an enthusiastic dog, to cleaning a rabbit run, to just sitting and talking to a shy cat, there's always plenty to do.

Help rescue pets near you

Can't make it to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Southern Utah? There are ample animal shelter volunteer opportunities and ways to help rescue pets around the country:

Assist with one of Best Friends' regional programs in Los Angeles, Salt Lake CityNew York City, Atlanta, or Houston.

Sign up to help with our national events and programs like Strut Your Mutt, National Conference and Community Cats.

Don't forget the animals in your own community. Search for Best Friends Network partners near you (animal rescue organization and shelters that have partnered with us) and give them a hand. We have partners all over the country.

Feel the pleasure and fulfillment that helping animals brings. And regardless of where you choose to volunteer, your efforts, no matter how big or small, help to Save Them All.

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