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Volunteer at the Animal Shelter
The Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers to help with the day-to-day care of animals. Volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • Youth volunteers must be accompanied by a parent until age 14. After age 14, shelter personnel will determine if parental supervision is required.
  • Parents must stay within a reasonable distance of their youth volunteers.
  • One parent per youth volunteer.
  • Parents must attend a volunteer training course with their youth volunteer.
  • Parent and adult volunteers must pass a background check. 
  • All new volunteers must attend a 2-hour volunteer training class, including classroom and hands-on training.

Applications are available at the Animal Shelter. Youth volunteer positions are limited.

The Animal Shelter accepts donations of:
  • Animal shampoo
  • Bleach
  • Catnip
  • Chew toys
  • Gently used or new collars
  • Gift bags
  • 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 uses a preferred type of dog/cat bedding. 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


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

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