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Volunteer at the Animal Shelter
The Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers who would like to assist in the day-to-day care of the animals. An average of 50 volunteers donate their time at the shelter per month. The requirements for volunteers are as follows:

  • Volunteers age 10 will be required to be accompanied by a parent until age 14. After age 14, the parent supervision requirement will be determined by the shelter personnel. 
  • Parents are required to stay within a reasonable distance of their youth volunteers.
  • One parent per youth volunteer.
  • Parents will be required to attend a volunteer training course with youth volunteer.
  • Parent and adult volunteers must pass a background check. 
  • All new volunteers are required to attend a 2 hour volunteer training class that includes classroom and hands-on training.

Applications are available at the Animal Shelter. Youth volunteer applications are available at designated dates and are restricted to a set number of positions. Application dates and training dates are announced in the Animal Shelter news posted on the division home page.

Wish List
The Animal Shelter accepts donations of:
  • Animal Shampoo
  • Bleach
  • Catnip
  • Chew toys
  • Gently used or new collars
  • Gift bag
  • Purina Cat & Kitten food
  • Kongs
  • Laundry soap
  • Leashes
  • Pet bowls
  • Pedigree Dog & Puppy food
  • Toenail clippers
  • Towels and blankets
  • Toys
  • Treats

For health and safety purposes, the Allen Animal Shelter has a preferred type of dog/cat bedding in use, bedding donations can be made through the Kuranda online donation site.


Contact Information
allen animal shelter
Allen Animal Shelter
770 S. Allen Heights Dr.
Allen, Texas 75002
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Phone: 214.509.4378

Email: animalshelter@cityofallen.org

Facility Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed - 2 - 6 p.m. 
Sat - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun - Closed

Temporary Field Service Hours:
(note new hours)
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun - Closed

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