Shelter Needs

The shelter is accepting donations of:          
  • Amazon Wish List

  • Purina Dry Dog and Puppy Food

  • Purina Dry Cat & Kitten Food

  • Canned Cat Food

  • Canned Dog Food

  • Dog & Cat Treats

  • Blankets & Towels

  • Bleach & Lysol Wipes

  • Newspaper

  • Non-Clumping Cat Litter

  • Cat Toys

  • Durable Dog Toys (such as Kong)

  • Cardboard Scratching Posts

  • Kuranda Beds (

  • Plastic Carriers

Volunteer Opportunities


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the shelter, please come by the shelter anytime during business hours and fill out a volunteer form. Rockingham County also requires a background check/drug test for ALL volunteers. Forms can be picked up and returned at the shelter. Once the background check has been completed by the Human Resources Department, a staff member will contact you to let you know you can begin volunteering. You must be 16 years or older to volunteer. You may volunteer for how much or how little as you would like. We offer many different volunteer options:


  • Dog Walkers
  • Cat Socializing
  • Bathing the Dogs
  • Morning Cleaning of the Shelter
  • Rabies Clinics
  • Holiday Adoption Fairs