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Latham PetSmart - Everyday Adoption Center (cats and dogs)
Glenmont PetSmart - cat adoptions
Petco Clifton Park - cat adoptions
MHHS Saratoga - cat adoptions

Responsibilities (can include, but not limited to):
  • Keeping adoption center clean and organized
  • Providing basic care
  • Socializing the animals
  • Showing animals to potential adopters (for evening and weekend shifts)
  • Answering questions about adoption procedures and animal care
  • Completing adoptions
  • Transporting animals between the offsite location and shelter when necessary

  • 14-15 years old - must volunteer with parent or legal guardian
  • 16 years old - must be accompanied by parent to Intro to Cat Care class
  • 17 years old and up - accepted without parental supervision
  • Basic animal handling skills (or ability to learn)
  • Basic communication skills
  • Customer service skills (if part of your responsibilities include adoptions)
  • Ability to work without direct supervision

Training Requirements:
  • Complete volunteer application and sign waiver
  • Attend Intro to Cat Care training session
  • Meet with the Volunteer Manager to become an official volunteer
  • Train at adoption center with a seasoned volunteer before starting

  • Set weekly or bi-weekly shifts
  • Minimum of 8 hours per month