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Volunteering with PAWS

We are ALWAYS need of adult and kid volunteers. There is so much to do!!  At any given time we might need help with the following:

  • Shelter Maintenance

  • Animal Photos

  • Writing bios for animals to be posted on Petfinder

  • Walking dogs

  • Petting & brushing cats

  • Help with fundraisers, e.g., working the “booth” selling baked goods

  • Errands

  • Office Support


If you would like to donate your time by caring for the animals, helping at the shelter, or participating in special events, please call: Amber Talbot, PAWS Director, (319) 653-6713

Adult Volunteers

Please complete an Adult Volunteer Profile form and the Adult Volunteer Waiver form and send to PAWS.

Youth Volunteers

Hey kids! Do you enjoy spending time with animals? PAWS & More offers youth volunteer classes for kids between the ages of 8-13 years. Let’s join together and improve the lives of homeless animals in our community. Call  (319) 653-6713 to sign up to attend a class so we can start the fun!

Also, download, complete, and send to PAWS the Youth Volunteer Waiver form.

Foster Homes

If you would like to provide foster care for an animal in your home, please call Amber Talbot, PAWS Director,
(319) 653-6713.

PAWS & More

1004 1/2 W Madison St
Washington, IA  52353

(319) 653-6713

 Hours: Noon to 4 PM Tuesday to Sunday. 
Closed Monday.
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