Here at SHS, we have several volunteer opportunities for all ages! Whether you just want to socialize with the animals, or get a little more hands on, we have something for YOU! Socialization is very important for animals in a shelter environment. Whether they are surrendered by their owners or found as a stray, they are all equally as scared and nervous entering this new space, no matter how nice the conditions. Having volunteers to help them with this transition is very important. Do you love to walk? We have a beautiful field on the premises for long walks, along with several pens to let the pups run around, getting some of that energy out! Fundraisers are always in need of volunteers, whether it be at our famous Kissing Booth or at the Mother's Day Bake Sale, we always need new, smiling faces to join the team! Can't have pets full time but want to be a foster parent? Maybe you need community service for school?! There are SO many options! Visit the other tabs in this section to read in more detail about the opportunities best suited for you! Don't forget to submit a Volunteer Application (link to app) to get the process started!

**Please note: You must be 18 years or older to walk dogs. Children may accompany a parent/guardian on walks, with dogs that are kid friendly. To be at the shelter without a parent/guardian, you must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under 16 years, must be accompanied by parent/guardian.




Hours of Operation

SHS is closed until May 15 to help protect the public and staff during this stay home and stay safe time.  We're sorry for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call us and leave us a message.


401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156 

Area of Service

Andover, Baltimore,  Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Londonderry, Ludlow, Springfield,
Weston and Windsor

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