Fulton County Animal Services offers many volunteer opportunities! Depending on your interests, abilities and availability, there are many ways you can volunteer. Examples of opportunities include:

  • Assisting potential adopters
  • Bathing and grooming dogs
  • Exercising dogs
  • Assisting at offsite adoption events
  • Taking pictures of pets at the shelter
  • Bottle feeding orphaned neonatal animals until a rescue or foster can be found
  • Performing clerical tasks

In order to qualify as a volunteer, you:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, children 14 to 17 may volunteer with parent or legal guardian with them at all times.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony; must not have animal ordinance violation convictions; must not have turned in your own pet to the shelter
  • Must be willing to contribute a minimum of six hours a month of volunteer time
  • Must attend a volunteer orientation, agree to follow volunteer rules and sign a liability release waiver
  • Please note that our volunteer tasks are scheduled and may begin at different times of day and last different lengths of time, depending on the task. 

If you meet the requirements and would like to apply to be a volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form.  You can email your completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , fax to 404-792-3970, mail it to 860 Marietta Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, or bring it to the Fulton County Animal Services shelter. Once the application is received, you will be contacted via email in order to schedule a volunteer orientation.