Love Seeing Animals Adopted? The New Adoption Counselor Volunteer Program May be for You!

Advances in adoption strategies including fee-waived/reduced adoptions, adoption events, sponsorships, satellite adoption partnerships and transfer programs helped to achieve record breaking adoptions in 2016. Of the 2,560 pets adopted last year, hundreds found their forever families during special three day adoption events. To better serve adopters and increase the effectiveness of these very busy events, we are looking for Adoption Counselor Volunteers to be trained as part of our lifesaving team.

Adoption Counselor Volunteers will work with potential adopters to find the perfect pet by introducing adopters to our felines , answering questions, explaining the adoption procedures and policies, assisting adopters in making informed decisions and gathering information that will help ensure a successful and life-long relationship. Volunteer Adoption Counselors are required to commit to a training program which includes 20 hours of hands-on animal care and socialization in shelter as well as orientation and training in the RHS adoption process. This new volunteer initiative will enable more animals to find loving new homes and help adopters have the best possible experience while at the shelter.

Are you ready to bring new families together? Take the first step by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] for more information and to register.