Applications for dog handlers, cat handlers and fosters have been closed.
Here's a description of our volunteer process:
We will have a period of time when interested parties can submit volunteer applications.
The link to the application and detailed descriptions of our volunteer tasks will be posted on this page during the enrollment period.
People who have completed volunteer applications and who have met our qualifications will be asked to schedule an individual orientation at the shelter. The orientation session will be approximately 1 hour and will consist of:
Volunteers are always needed, and it can be a fulfilling experience. You must be at least 18 years old, and you must be able to work independently and be able to read our cage cards. We require a minimum 12 month commitment of at least 8 hours a month either socializing cats or dogs, walking dogs or helping out in other aspects some of which are listed below. Volunteer hours at the shelter are Monday through Saturday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. so please be sure you have this time slot available in your schedule if you would like to volunteer to work directly with the animals. We need dedicated people who are truly interested in making a difference in our animals' lives.
The Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter
81 Fournier Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Click here for MAP to Shelter
Monday to Saturday
12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friends of The New Haven Animal shelter
P.O. Box 9056 Brewery St. Station
New Haven, CT 06532