Get Involved

For some people, coming to the Shelter to view our animals isn't enough - they want to give back to the community and help shelter animals through volunteerism at the Shelter.

Hundreds of Fayetteville residents have volunteered over the years at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. They have helped in making our Shelter such a successful facility by meeting our goals of preventing cruelty to/suffering of all animals, teaching responsible pet care, finding forever homes for our adoptable animals, sheltering & healing animals in need, and reducing pet overpopulation.

Volunteer crouches down to pet a white dog

Active Participation

When you actively participate as a volunteer, you are part of a solution and you make a difference in the lives of our shelter animals. Opportunities are available for volunteers at the shelter, in the office, and at special events. We need people to walk dogs, socialize cats, and generally spread awareness about what we do and the great animals at the Shelter in need of caring forever homes.   While we do accept volunteers of all ages, if you are under the age of 16 years old, you will need a parent or guardian with you at all times while volunteering.  In addition, you must be at least 18 years of age to walk dogs.

It is easy to become an Animal Shelter volunteer!  The first step is to attend New Volunteer Orientation. 


Our next volunteer orientation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18. The shelter located at 1640 S Armstrong Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701.  We recommend arriving at least 5 to 10 minutes early. There is no need to sign up in advance!  

Contact Us

Questions?  Call the shelter at 479-444-3456