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Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages and there are many ways to help.

Activities include:


Adults/16 years and older
Volunteer Orientations are held at the shelter once a month, for volunteers 16 years and older, on designated Saturdays. Our next scheduled orientation will be on Saturday, March 18,2017 from 11:00am - 12:00noon. Please contact us for dates. Three (3) documents must be signed (see below*). Please complete and bring them with you. They will also be available at the shelter. In addition, please bring a photo ID.

Under 16 years
The shelter does not accept volunteers under the age of 16, however, you are invited to join the Junior Buddies group. This group participates in fun and innovative activities to help our shelter pets.  Email or call the shelter for more info.
Also, the shelter is affiliated with Homeless Pet Clubs ( Please visit their website to help find homes for homeless pets in your community. You may not be able to adopt a pet, but maybe you can help to find someone who can.

For additional information about volunteering, please contact the shelter at or call (631) 360-7575 or visit us at 410 E. Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787.

 * Click on the volunteer related documents to view/download:
1. Volunteer Manual

2. Volunteer Forms:
     Application Form
*Signature Required
     Volunteer Agreement
*Signature Required
     Release of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement
*Signature Required
3. Dogs and Walker List
 Sample Form
4. Foster Agreement

410 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787

Ph: (631) 360-7575
Fax: (631) 360-7973


Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Hours
(July 1 - August 31)
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm