Volunteering at the Center

From dog walking and cat socialization to special events and animal transport, the Animal Care and Adoption Center has lots of fun and interesting ways for animal lovers to volunteer!

Don't have much experience? No problem, most of our volunteer opportunities require a brief orientation and provide all the training and information needed to get you started.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our volunteer application, and we will be in touch.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer and Education Coordinator Lori Charett at

Volunteer Portal

Fostering Animals

In order for the center to place appropriate animals in prospective temporary homes, fosters need to complete an application. Download the application and save it to your personal device. (If you do not have Adobe Acrobat to complete the application, use Internet Explorer to access the application, complete it, and save it.) Email the completed form to Volunteer and Education Coordinator Lori Charett at

Community Service (Court-ordered or attorney-recommended)

As space is available, the center will accept court-ordered or attorney-recommended community service participants to help with cleaning, landscaping maintenance, etc. Individuals with court-ordered or attorney-recommended community service will not have contact with the animals and must complete an application to service. Email the completed form to Shelter Supervisor Della Mills at


480 Cinnabar Rd.
Christiansburg, VA 24073


Phone: (540) 382-5795
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Mon.-Fri., 11 to 6 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., 11 to 4 p.m.

Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.