Public Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at the County Pound?

  • Call us at (804) 365-6485
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Located at 12471 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005 Map It

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Administrative office support (general clerical duties)
  • Aide (provide information to visitors; assist with animal care)
  • Education/outreach volunteer (assist at various sites to educate citizens about the care of animals;  i.e., spaying/neutering; also assist with animal care)
  • Special events (rabies clinics, adoption events)
  • Dog park volunteer (events, up-keep)

In Kind Donations

We greatly appreciate your donations!

  • Dry dog and cat food
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Towels, sheets, blankets and soft mats
  • Newspaper (bundled)  
  • Raw hides and other chew treats
  • New or used collars and leashes
  • Grooming brushes and shampoo  
  • Cat litter
  • Animal beds    
  • Formula for young kittens and puppies
  • Kuranda bed – order online