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volunteer application 


Since 1952, volunteers have been the backbone of Pet Haven. Pet Haven is a family.  We provide training and support to a community of amazing volunteers who are committed to making Minnesota a better place for animals.

There are many ways to be involved, and we thank you ahead of time for your interest. You can find out more about available volunteer opportunities by clicking on the links below. And if you have a  skill or interest you think Pet Haven can’t live without, we’d love to hear from you!

Read Pet Haven’s latest Volunteer Newsletter by clicking on the image below:


Volunteer Opportunities

Supplies Team Volunteers

All Pet Haven fosters are provided the necessary supplies  (food, crates, litter, collars, etc) and our Supplies Team distributes these essentials to fosters. Supplies shifts include hosting “Open Hour” at our storage units in St Louis Park, collecting donations throughout the Twin Cities, inventory, and drop-offs.


Foster Friend

Foster friends provide transportation, escorting, advocacy, and support to foster dogs and cats. Foster Friends can be under the age of 18 if accompanied by an adult.

Dog and Cat Foster Welcome Volunteers

Welcome volunteers provide the “home visit” for new fosters which includes final training steps, signing the foster agreement, and offering a welcome package to new fosters.


Event Hosts

As an event host you will be the friendly face at weekend cat adoptions, or dog events. Event host will act as a concierge, guiding potential adopters to adoptable animals that good fit for their home. The event host can facilitate adoptions at Cat Events and provide assistance on adoption next steps at Dog Events.


Training Assistant

Provide assistance with any behavioral issues for foster animals. Work with the Training Coordinator to create a library of materials. Prior training experience is not required, just a desire to learn!


Dog and Cat Fosters

Please tell us about yourself and how you want to help by filling out a foster application!


Foster Application




Do you have a physical shelter space?

No.  All of our animals live in private foster homes.  If you’re looking for a volunteer position directly interfacing with our foster animals, consider becoming a Foster Friend!

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

Some positions require volunteers to be 18. Yet we have lots of ways you can get involved if you’re under 18!

Can I volunteer from home?

You bet!  We have many administrative and remote positions which allow you to help from the comfort of your sofa!

How do I find out more?

Once you submit your volunteer application, you’ll hear back from our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss how you can get involved.

How do you communicate with volunteers?

Pet Haven has a dedicated Volunteer Facebook page created just for volunteers to keep up with what’s going on. Once you submit your volunteer application, we’ll add you to the group.  You’ll also receive our monthly E-Volunteer Newsletter.


Foster Friend Agreement