Find the answers to frequently asked question about volunteering at Pets Return Home below.
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How do I volunteer at Pets Return Home?
Who can volunteer?
What are the daily volunteer shifts at the ranch?
Shift time is 7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Pets Return Home is on Mountain Time.
How do I schedule volunteer time?
We suggest you schedule your volunteer visit as far in advance as possible because we get very busy and each volunteer area has a maximum number of volunteers it can accommodate. Once you apply to become a volunteer, you will receive a link to sign up for volunteer opportunities during the time that works best for you.
What happens when I arrive at Pets Return Home?
Can I take an animal on an outing or sleepover?
Some of our dogs are approved to go with volunteers on outings and sleepovers which is a real treat for them. To take an animal on a sleepover or outing you’ll first need to volunteer at least five shifts in that specific animal area. Advance reservations are necessary for outings or sleepovers—those arrangements will be made onsite when you’re volunteering.
What should I wear volunteering?
For your protection, hard-soled and closed-toe shoes are a requirement for volunteering in any of the animal areas. Long pants are strongly recommended for volunteering. We advise dressing in layers during the spring, fall and winter months because the mornings can be chilly and the afternoons warm. Wearing a hat is a good idea because the sun is bright year-round.
Do you provide transportation?
Transportation is not provided so you’ll need your own vehicle to get around. Pets Return Home is located 5 miles from Tuzigoot national monument. If transportation is not possible for you, consider our volunteer from home opportunities.
Is there a place to eat at Pets Return Home?
No. We do provide refrigerator, coolers, freezer, cold water and iced tea. Sometimes we will have volunteer barbecue appreciation events. Typically you will need to bring all food and hydration needs for the day.
Can my own pets accompany me in the animal areas?
For everyone’s safety, your own pets are not allowed in any of the animal areas nor are they allowed to remain unattended in your vehicle.
Can special groups volunteer at Pets Return Home?
If your special group is interested in volunteering on a project together (for instance, Girl/Boy Scouts, church group, tour group, college or high school group, etc.), please contact our learning department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is Pets Return Home located?
Detailed information on traveling to Pets Return Home is available upon making an appointment.