Volunteering at Dallas Animal Services

How to sign up

Dallas Animal Services volunteers are a big part of the #Dallas90 family — helping us to increase the number of lives we save, improve the quality of life of the animals in our shelter, and support our community in becoming home to the nation’s best pet owners.


There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer with DAS and we need each one of our hundreds of volunteers to help us #BeDallas90.


We would love to have you join our team! Here is the process for becoming a D90 Volunteer:


  1. Fill out a volunteer application.
  2. Attend one of our virtual volunteer information sessions.
  3. Watch our Volunteer Orientation videos (links provided after your information session).
  4. Attend an in-person Welcome Tour.


No! Our staff will go over all the training you’ll need to successfully accomplish the opportunity you select.

Of course! We even have a few “remote” volunteer opportunities that can be completed from the comforts of your own home. You can see our full list of volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Yes, existing fosters should email DASVolunteer@dallas.gov to become a volunteer. We will send you instructions on how to update your my Impact account to get started as a volunteer. It’s also easy for existing volunteers to become fosters by

emailing DASFoster@dallas.gov.

No, all volunteers need to go through our species-specific animal handling course before interacting with our pets. Many of our volunteers bring years of experience and animal expertise to our program, but it’s important that all volunteers go through the same training in order to learn DAS policies, procedures, and our preferred animal handling techniques.

Yes, we have roles ranging from customer service to animal marketing to enrichment and behavior, which will allow you to have a positive impact on our mission and our pets without direct interaction. Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page or email DASVolunteer@dallas.gov for help finding the perfect position for you!

Welcome back! Please email DASVolunteer@dallas.gov to have your volunteer account reinstated. Depending on how long you’ve been away, we may ask you retake our Volunteer Orientation and animal handling training.

Yes, you are welcome to complete service hours for school, church, or other organizations with DAS. If you need your hours verified, please contact DASVolunteer@dallas.gov.


We are only able to verify hours that were completed as part of official DAS activities. Please also remember that volunteers are required to volunteer at least 4 hours per month for a period of 6 months.


Have another question? Email our volunteer team at DASVolunteer@dallas.gov with any additional questions you might have about volunteering with DAS.

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