Volunteer at Local Animal Shelters In Connecticut

Volunteer Opportunities in Connecticut.

So You’ve Decided To Volunteer..

Maybe you are not quite ready to commit to a pet but crave canine or feline contact. Volunteering at a shelter or a rescue is a great way to give back to the community and reap all of the benefits of furry companionship. There are many volunteer opportunities in the area and there are many ways to help.

Volunteer Animal Shelters Connecticut

Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter


The New Haven Animal Shelter is the second largest municipal animal shelter in the state. They need volunteers to help play with, walk and generally socialize the animals in their care, but they also need help making videos of adoptable pets for their YouTube Channel, and assistance with their adoption events.

The Connecticut Humane Society


The Connecticut Humane Society has three locations, Newington, Waterford and Westport. The volunteer opportunities vary from location to location and are clearly listed on their website. They range from cleaning, to training, to managing the pet food pantry.

Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats


Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats traps, provides veterinary care including spay/neuter for wild cats, places those that can be socialized and releases those that cannot. They use volunteers to help catch the cats, feed ferals, and foster cats to be placed in homes.

The Animal Haven


The Animal Haven in North Haven is looking for volunteers to help with building maintenance and daily dog walking. They place adoptable cats and dogs.

Helping Hands for Wildlife


Volunteers at Helping Hands for Wildlife in Stratford help feed, transport, clean, and much more. They work with wild animals rather than pets, so if you ever wanted to feed a baby squirrel or get up close and personal with an injured owl, check them out.

EveryBunny Counts


EveryBunny Counts is a Rabbit Rescue organization based in Bristol Connecticut.  EveryBunny Counts works to find loving indoor homes for domestic bunnies in Connecticut.  Volunteer opportunities do exist and include playtime, feeding and the cleaning of cages.

Meriden Humane Society


Located at 311 Murdock Avenue In Meriden CT.  The Meriden Humane Society is currently looking for volunteers to asisit with feedings, playtime, cleaning and walking dogs.

A Place Called Hope


A Place Called Hope is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator located in Killingworth Connecticut.  The specialize in the care of birds of prey, mainly eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and osprey.

If you know of other non profit Animal Rescues in Connecticut that are currently accepting volunteers please comment below or message us on FaceBook to be added to our Animal Rescue Volunteer List.  For a full list of local animal shelters in Connecticut that we recommend please visit our Connecticut Pet Rescue Page.

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