Cowley County Humane Society

Engaging the heart, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.  . 



Do you have a little extra time on your hands? Looking for ways to help your community?  We could really use your help! You can volunteer as much as you want. Once you meet our dogs and cats though. I bet you will be hooked. There is nothing better than meeting people who have the same likes and interests as you. Plus, you are helping save precious lives. Our animals need to have positive, human connection. We have so many ways you can help from dog walking, doggies dates, kitten cuddlers, photography, cleaning, clinic, fostering, working events, and so much more.

The volunteer application is 20.00, once approved, you will receive your very own CCHS volunteer t-shirt, training, and a bunch of new friends!


Must be 18 years old to volunteer by yourself. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please give us a call or stop on by CCHS to fill out an application. 



Working with the Animals

· Animal Care: Feeding, cleaning and caring for shelter animals, providing for their comfort and well being.

· Grooming: Helping the shelter animals feel healthy and cared for by brushing, bathing and grooming.

· Dog Walking: Physical demands may vary, but there is always a group of dogs that will fit your needs and the dogs benefit tremendously from the exercise and human companionship.


Doggie dates: Take them to the park then stop off for some ice cream


Kitten cuddlers: Hang out with a room full of kittens. Toys provided

· Socializing: Working with puppies, kittens or assigned dogs and cats to make them more sociable.

· Foster Parent: Fosters newborn litters of puppies and kittens, animals on hold for rescue or special needs animals, in their own home for an agreed upon period of time.

Working for the Animals

 · Administrative Support: Filing, bookkeeping, data entry and more in a busy office environment with people and animals.

· Adoption Assistant: Screening potential adopters, answering questions from the public with patience and compassion for animals and people.

· Adoption Follow-up: Calling people who have adopted shelter animals to ask if they have any problems or questions concerning their pets, and to verify if their pet has been spayed/neutered.

· Shelter Hosts: Assisting people when they enter the shelter to find animals and to answer their questions with patience and compassion.

· Humane Education: Talking to schools and other groups about animal welfare issues.

· Special Events: Working with the special events committee at fund raising and public relations events.

· Public Display Volunteer: Assisting staff in fund raising and promotional events with display board and information.

· Special Projects: Working with staff on various special projects as they arise.

· Behavioral Assessor: Assist staff with conducting canine and feline behavioral assessments.

· Medical Assistant: Learn to conduct various diagnostic testing, assist with vaccinations, medications and wormer as well as spay/neuter surgeries.

· Technical, Professional, Skilled Trades: e.g. Photographers, internet updaters, house painters, gardeners/landscapers, electricians, plumbers and other special talents.