Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer?

Show your compassion for vulnerable animals in a really practical way by donating your time and energy. All aspects of Furry Friends are run by hard-working volunteers. We have different ways you can share your time and talent:

1. Shelter Volunteers
Volunteer at the shelter for 3 hours in the morning to help care for the cats and keep the shelter clean and tidy. There are also 3-hour shifts available in the evenings for volunteers to help clean boxes and spend quiet, gentle grooming time with our cats.

2. PetSmart Adoption Volunteers
Help out at the Adoption Centre in PetSmart (33 Mapleview Drive East) for a 3-hour shift every two weeks (morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available). You will help care for cats and kittens and help them move on to loving homes.

3. Foster ‘Parents'
Become a foster parent and provide loving, in-home care for: kittens; moms with babies; cats recovering from surgeries; or cats waiting for vaccinations. This commitment can last from 2-10 weeks. Furry Friends covers all medical costs and dry food for these animals while in your care.

Apply now...

To become a shelter or adoption volunteer, please complete and click "submit" on our online volunteer application form. To become a Foster Parent please complete and click "submit" on our online foster volunteer application form. Please note that our insurance requires that shelter volunteers be at least 16 years of age (or accompanied by an adult throughout their entire shift). PetSmart volunteers must be 18 years of age.

If selected, a Furry Friends representative will contact you to schedule an interview. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement. Volunteers will also be required to sign the Furry Friends Volunteer Agreement form.

For more information, please contact us at volunteer@furryfriendsshelter.org.

Take Me Home!
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...
Simba (adopted)
Simba is 3 years old and he and his friend, Peekaboo, were surrendered when a marriage broke up. Sim...
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...
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...
Lilly (at Pet Valu on Yonge St ., Barrie)
Lilly is 2 1/2 year old Snowshoe. She was surrendered by her owner who was no longer able to care fo...
Berczy (at PetSmart on Mapelview Dr., Barrie)
Berczy is a 10 month old unclaimed Barrie stray. She is still a bit nervous, but she is becoming mor...
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...
Roy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Roy is a 2 year old, gentle tabby. He is a Barrie stray that no one claimed. What a shame. Roy is a ...
Skrinkle (at PetSmart on Mapleview 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...
Sammy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie
If you are looking for a gentle, quiet boy who enjoys lots of pets and cuddles, Sammy is the cat for...
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...
Skittles (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie)
Skittles is 9 3/4 years old and was a feral born girl. She has become much more social since she has...
Peanut (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie)
Peanut is just one month over a year, and she was surrendered when her owner's landlord said he had ...
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...
Libby (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie)
Libby is 5 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Though she has come so far in her socializatio...
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...
Missus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Missus is 4 years old and was surrendered with her pal, Mister, because a woman's mother-in-law was ...
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...
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...
Tom (at Pet Valu on Wellington St., Barrie)
Tom is 7 years old and he is a big boy. His elderly owner died recently, so the family surrendered h...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Spencer (in foster with a view to adopt)
Spencer is 8 1/2 years old and did not have the best living conditions prior to being surrendered. H...
Bella (at PetSmart on Mapleview 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...
Candy (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Candy is 13 3/4 years old and has a beautiful light tabby coat with orange highlights. She came to u...
Pablo (in foster care but available for adoption)
Pablo is 4 years old and he is all black except for one little splash of white at the tip of his tai...
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...
Rose (at PetSmart on Mapleview 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...
Shauna (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Shauna is 6 3/4 years old has been at the shelter for a little over 2 years now. What she really nee...
Loverboy (in foster but available for adoption)
Loverboy is 4 years old. We rescued him from a high kill shelter in Montreal. It was a long ride for...
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...
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...
Mistique (at PetSmart on Mapleview Dr., Barrie)
Mistique is a petite, ladylike 3 year old who we rescued from a high kill Montreal shelter. This swe...
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 ...
Micah (arriving PetSmart at noon Apr. 24)
Micah is a Kleinburg kitty whose momma was a friendly stray. Micah and his siblings were born inside...
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