Volunteering at the Shelter

Dog Walking Program

*This program is temporarily suspended due to construction*

dog with leash

Dog walking participants must be at least 18 YEARS of age or OLDER.

Dog walkers are needed and welcome between 12-4pm ANY DAY of the week EXCEPT TUESDAYS. We are closed to the public on Tuesday.  Please bring your photo ID and wear appropriate shoes or sneakers.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer groups over six (6) individuals must schedule a group visit (date and time) in advance by calling 570-586-3700  x514.

The dog walking program is not part of the shelter’s community service/volunteer hours program. If you need community service or volunteer hours, please see the section below and complete a community service/volunteer request form. 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are grateful for each and every volunteer that donates their time and talents to the shelter. It’s your dedication and commitment that keeps our pets happy until they find their forever homes and allows us the opportunity to offer programs and events throughout the community raising adoption awareness & humane education.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.  
Under 18? You are welcome to volunteer with an accompanying parent or guardian.
COURT ORDERED volunteer hours MUST BE APPROVED by the Executive Director, Ed Florentino. Please email court ordered volunteer requests to: edflorentino@griffinpondanimalshelter.com and be sure to include information regarding reason for service and number of hours required.

There are many ways you can assist the shelter! Here are some popular categories: 

  • On-Site & Off-Site Events
  • School & Community Programs
  • Shelter Care & Cleanup
  • Outdoor Maintenance
  • Supply, Linen & Donation Drives
  • Bake Sales
  • Homemade Toys/Treats

Ready to Volunteer?

Complete a Volunteer/Community Service Request Form and return to the front desk or email: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com

Looking to host a donation drive or fundraising event on behalf of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter?

Complete a GPAS Fundraising Event Proposal and return to the from desk or email to: anastasia@griffinpondanimalshelter.com for approval.

Please note: You MUST obtain event approval and authorization prior to utilizing our name brand and logos for your event.


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