Feel "furrific" as a Furry Friends volunteer

Over the summer, the number of cats and kittens at Furry Friends has climbed. We have no paid staff and depend completely on volunteers to help us care for abandoned and abused animals. We are looking for volunteers to help in three key ways:

a) Volunteer at our shelter (urgently needed). Three-hour shifts are available seven-days-a-week in the morning (approx. 9-noon) and evenings (approx. 6-9). Because we don't have paid staff on site, our shifts are "set" to ensure that lead volunteers are onsite to lock/unlock the doors for the volunteer teams. This role is all about taking care of the 200 cats and kittens in the shelter: cleaning, filling food & water, socializing with them! We are also looking for volunteers who will help us care for sick or injured cats and kittens in our "Med Room". Our insurance requires that all shelter volunteers be at least 16 years of age. 

b) Volunteer at the PetSmart adoption centre. Furry Friends is in PetSmart two weeks each month and there are four 3-hour shifts available seven-days-a-week, morning, afternoons and evenings - 9-12, 12-3, 3-6, 6-9). This role focuses on finding homes for our adoption-ready cats and kittens and has a retail/customer service focus. PetSmart requires that volunteers in this role be at least 18 years of age.

c) foster homes (completely flexible)

Note: Full training is provided. To ensure consistent care of the animals, we require volunteers to commit to a set date/time.

Please visit our volunteers page for more information or email us at volunteer@furryfriendsshelter.org. If you love cats and kittens, this is the purrrfect volunteer job for you!

Take Me Home!
Bylow (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Bylow is 3 3/4 years of age and loves to watch people come and go. He will usually brush against you...
Snooky (in foster but available for adoption)
Snooky is 6 3/4 years old and has been with us for quite a while. He was originally a feral born res...
Hope (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Hope is a little over 8 years old and has been with us a long time. No one is quite sure of her past...
Maxfield (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Maxfield is a 3 year old stray from the Georgina area whom no one claimed. We decided to give this g...
Bella (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Bella is 5 years old and is a feral born rescue. It has taken her all of this time to get to the poi...
Stella (at shelter on Hart Dr. Barrie)
Stella is 4 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Like so many of our ferals, she wanted nothin...
Kismet (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Kismet is 7 3/4 years old and is Shauna's mother. The two of them and Kismet's hubby used to hang ou...
Guiness (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Guiness is just 5 years old and has lived almost his entire life at our shelter. He and 20 other kit...
Lexus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lexus is just a little over 5 years old, and he and his brothers, Tippit and Theo, were feral born r...
Argentina (foster care but can be adopted)
Argentina is a 5 year old stray with an unusual taupe coloured tabby coat. He is long and lean but h...
Dallas (in foster care but available for adoption)
Dallas is a 5 3/4 year old baby. He loves to be loved and soaks it all up and asks for more. You can...
Silver (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Silver is 3 3/4 years old and has had a full mouth extraction. That doesn't stop her from enjoying h...
Sally (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sally is 6 years of age. No one seems to remember her history, but she doesn't mind. Sally is very s...
Rose (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Rose is 6 1/2 years old and is a feral born rescue. When we first got her, she wouldn't let anyone n...
Tippit (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Tippit is a little over 5 years of age and has been at our shelter with his brothers, Lexus and Theo...
Curly (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Curly is a small kitty, despite being 5 1/4 years old. He has been with us for quite a while and has...
Missus (at PetValu on Yonge St.)
Missus is 4 years old and was surrendered with her pal, Mister, because a woman's mother-in-law was ...
Emma (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Emma is a feral born rescue who is just shy of her sixth birthday. She is a gentle, shy girl who tak...
Shelby (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Shelby is a shy 6 1/2 year old dilute Torti that we have had her for several years. Once Shelby gets...
Brodie (in foster care but available for adoption)
In the urban dictionary's definition, Brodie means "The Man", a really caring, loyal friend who is g...
Lillie (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lillie is 6 1/4 years old and has lived most of her life with us. She was originally a feral cat, bu...
Fang (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Fang is 7 3/4 years old and has been with us for most of his life. He looks like he would be mean, b...
Sabrina (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sabrina is 2 years old and is a local stray. She is now thoroughly enjoying human attention. Sabrina...
Pooh (in foster care but available for adoption)
Pooh is a 1 3/4 year old stray who came from the Georgina area. When he first arrived, he was quite ...
Skrinkle (at shelter on Hart  Dr., Barrie)
Skrinkle is a 4 3/4 year old stray who was brought in to us, but whose owners were found before he w...
Lela (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lela is loving being inside again, after having been on her own for almost a year. A neighbour notic...
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