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 and humane education. 

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

  • Dog Walking

  • On-Site and Off-Site Events

  • Shelter Care & Cleanup

  • Outdoor Maintenance 

  • Supply, Linen & Donation Drive

  • Homemade Toys/Treats


Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 

Under 18? You are welcome to volunteer with an accompanying parent or guardian.

Apply to Complete Community Service Hours:

For those interested in completing court-ordered community service, you must be 18 years or older and serving hours for a non-violent misdemeanor offense. Unfortunately, individuals with a history of felonies, retail fraud and/or violent crimes will not be permitted to join the volunteer program at GPAS. Court ordered volunteer hours must be approved by a GPAS representative. 

  1. Complete the Volunteer/Community Service Application and Submit for Approval

  2. Provide your probation officer’s contact name and phone number on official letterhead. Please also provide the number of hours needed to be completed. If this paperwork is not received by GPAS, our staff will not be able to provide a completion letter for hours served.

  3. Wait for a GPAS representative to reach out to you regarding your application.

Ready to Volunteer?

Once you have completed the Volunteer/Community Service Form, you may submit it a number of ways. 

1. Fax: 570-586-4375

2. Mail to: 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 Attn: Volunteer/Community Service App​​

3. Print the form and bring it to the front desk when you're interested in volunteering

You do not need to be "approved" before you're able to volunteer. Once we have your volunteer form, waiver & social media paperwork, you can come volunteer anytime between 12pm and 4pm any day except Tuesdays! Thank you


Sun. 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Mon. 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Wed. 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Thurs. 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri. 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Sat. 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Please call to schedule surrendering a pet. Please enter the building through the door with "Incoming Animals Only" above it. 


Please call to schedule an adoption with the adoptions department. 



967 Griffin Pond Road

Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Adoptions: Adoptions@griffinpondas.com
Fosters: Fosters@griffinpondas.com

Events/Donations: Fundraising@griffinpondas.com

Behavior/Training: Trainer@griffinpondas.com

Phone: (570) 586-3700

Fax: (570) 586-4375

EIN: 24-0831491


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