You can make a difference in a shelter pet's life by becoming a volunteer at the Warren County Animal Ark. Walking a dog, petting a cat, helping to clean the shelter or helping with an event can make a huge impact on the animals in our community. Volunteers are always needed in all aspects of the shelter. 

All volunteers must complete an application prior to starting. Anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian permission. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

There are many benefits from being an Ark Volunteer:

  • You'll be a part of the solution: you'll be a part of the team of people who are working to make the world a safer, more humane place for all living creatures.
  • Nothing beats warm, furry snuggles and wet kisses!
  • You may discover a new career.
  • Meet new people who have similar interests.

Volunteer Application and Liability Release


On occasions, the shelter ends up with a litter of puppies or kittens that have for one reason or another found themselves without a mother. These babies are then in need of a surrogate who will provide them with the care that their mother would have supplied. When this occurs, the shelter needs volunteers who are willing to provide this service taking these babies into their homes where they can receive the round the clock care that they need. Since this usually occurs unexpectedly, having a list of individuals who are willing to give their time and compassion to these babies is vital in rearing happy, healthy puppies and kittens.

Anyone interested needs to complete an application to be added to the list.

Bottle Feeder Application