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Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:17

Please stop by the shelter to pick up a volunteer application or download a volunteer application and waiver/release form here:  application/waiver. Dogs____ (includes dog walking, kennel maintenance) Cats____ (includes cage maintenance)


Grooming _____ Humane Ed,_____ (attend special events representing the shelter) Fundraising ____ Cleaning ____ Phones _____ Laundry___ Can Recycling_____ (All in-shelter volunteers clean the shelter and answer phones and do laundry as needed.) All volunteers participate in fundraising The shelter is run by volunteers who work as a team on each shift.

Can Recycling Crew


Take aluminum cans that were donated to the shelter to be recycled. Should be willing to haul one load per week.  Money is used to help our homeless animals. Contact us if you are willing to help!

Dog Care Specialist


Our hours are 10-12 noon and 5-7:00 p.m. DAILY.  Dog obedience using the techniques taught by a professional dog trainer. Dog walking, kennel maintenance, and general shelter duties needed.


Must love animals!  Must be able to handle large, strong dogs, able to follow specific guidelines on dealing with shelter dogs, handle all kinds of dogs, with infinite patience, kindness and affection.

Cat Care Specialist


Feeding and care of cats and kittens, cleaning cages, doing laundry, etc.


Good with cats and kittens, able to follow policies and procedures, work as a team.

Cleaning Crew Animal Shelter


Chores include washing floors, walls, clothes, general cleaning, vacuuming rugs and emptying the trash.  A clean Shelter is a HEALTHY Shelter!


General housekeeping skills required. We need volunteers who can come in on a consistent basis - even one hour a week, days preferred.



For a person who wants to help animals but doesn't want to WORK WITH animals, this is a great opportunity.  The volunteer would deliver flyers advertising our events and ask business owners to post them in their windows.  Our flyers can go to the schools in the Parma area, pet stores, vet offices, businesses in Parma, libraries, etc.  Make signs and flyers for special events.


Must come to the shelter and apply to become a volunteer.

Fundraising & Publicity


Participate in fundraising events and work together to publicize the shelter and facilitate adoptions.


Ability to work as a team setting up events, staffing events like spaghetti dinner, night at the races, etc. and distribute flyers etc. for same.

Internet Publicity


To post our shelter information regarding events and fundraisers, advertising our home page address and gain public awareness that if you live in or near Parma, Ohio THIS is the place to look if you've lost a pet, would like to adopt one, need to find a home for your pet, want to know how to take care of your pet or, if you would like to volunteer, what volunteers DO at Parma Animal Shelter.


Must have a computer and be internet savvy enough to pass the word about our shelter by posting in message groups and maintaining web pages. Must have the TIME to keep postings and/or pages updated WEEKLY.



Greet the public, answer the phone, filing, filling out forms for new animals,  lost and found reports, tours. Reconciling lost and found reports, other clerical duties as needed and doing laundry. Skills Pleasant manner, good public relations skills, organizational skills, ability to work as a team and follow policies and procedures.

Junior Volunteer- Age 15 to 17


No handling of animals  involved. Jr. Volunteers answer phones, do laundry, assist with dog and cat specialists, clean, reconcile lost and found reports and data entry as needed. May also work at special events as needed like car washes.  Please download the Jr Volunteer application/waiver form here:  application/waiver


Pleasant manner, good public relations skills, organizational skills, ability to work as a team and follow policies and procedures. Must be 15 years old or older and have parent accompany you to the screening interview. Teens work 2 hour shifts during hours 10-noon and 5-7 p.m.  Please stop at the shelter for an application and interview appointment.

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All donations are tax deductible. Thanks for your support!

PAS, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.

Checks payable to

Parma Animal Shelter, Inc.

P.O. Box 347321

Parma, Ohio 44134

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PAS, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization
Checks payable to:
Parma Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 347321
Parma, Ohio 44134

Hours and Contact

We are open seven days a week, from 10:00 to 12 noon and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

(Only for adoption information and to report lost and found pets)

For Stray Animal Pick-up: (Volunteers at the shelter cannot accept dropped off pets) and other problems, please call:

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Support the "Coins for Pets" program at ACME Supermarket at the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center!

Just throw your spare change into the wishing well on the way out and it benefits our shelter.  Pass the word on to all your friends and family members!

Thanks a million to Acme for their support of the Parma Animal Shelter!

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Help us find their way home, tell your friends and neighbors about us!

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