HSMC Shelter Volunteering


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with our shelter animals! Because the HSMC is a no kill shelter, some of our guests stay with us for months and sometimes even years. We depend on our volunteers to keep the animals happy and socialized while they are here. Dogs have to be walked and cats have to be petted/handled daily! We are fortunate to have many dedicated people who spend time with the animals, for that reason we ask for students and groups of more than 4 to sign up in advance. Please click the links below for more information.

Our shelter is open Wednesday and Thursday 11-5, Friday and Saturday 11-6, and Sunday 1-6. Volunteers are welcome anytime we are open.

Dogs are only walked Wednesday-Saturday from 11:30AM-3PM  and Sunday from 1:30PM-3PM. Also please note that dogs are only walked when the weather permits. Cats are available for cuddles anytime we are open.

​If you have any questions you can give us a call at 540-382-1166 or send an email to hsmcshelter@hotmail.com