Volunteer Program

Pet Network Humane Society relies on the generosity and support of our dedicated volunteers, donors, and community partners. Your contribution helps to fulfill Pet Network's mission to save the lives of adoptable dogs and cats across the region.


The animals we rescue from overcrowded shelters across Nevada, and beyond need much more than just food, shelter, and medical care. Our cats and dogs benefit from socialization, exercise, mental stimulation, training, and more. From administrative support to at-home foster care and thrift store assistance, volunteers are instrumental to the lifesaving work we do at Pet Network. No special skills are needed, just compassion, patience, and the desire to learn. We  provide all necessary training. 


Interested in volunteering to help the animals at Pet Network? 


Become a volunteer in 4 steps:

  1. Fill-out our online application 

  2. Sign-up for an in-person orientation (New Volunteer Orientations are available most Saturdays from 10 am to 11 am) 

  3. Complete volunteer specific training 

  4. Sign up for volunteer shifts online, or stop by whenever you can lend a hand!


There is never a dull moment at Pet Network, we have a wide variety of activities and duties for volunteers.


Current volunteer opportunities:

  • Shelter Care

    • Shelter Care training is available most Saturdays from 11 am to 12 pm.
  • Dog and Cat Enrichment*

  • Landscaping, Gardening, Shoveling Snow 

  • Events 

  • Administrative / Customer Care

  • Thrift Store 

  • Photography / Videography 

  • Fostercare

… and more! 

*Volunteers involved in animal care are asked to complete additional training. 


Who can volunteer:


  • Volunteers ages 8-15 must be accompanied and supervised by a legal guardian or caretaker at all times. Pet Network cannot host volunteers under the age of 8 years old.

  • Pet Network welcomes volunteers of all abilities, please note that certain tasks may require strength and full range of motion 

  • Mandatory community service hours are approved on a case-by-case basis. 

Please email for community service inquiries


  • Junior Volunteers ages 16-17 may volunteer independently with consent from a legal guardian or caretaker


We suggest that volunteers complete a minimum of 4 hours of service per month to remain active and involved with Pet Network events, programs and animals. 

We encourage our volunteers to stay active and involved with Pet Network, but we understand you have other responsibilities.


Other ways to get involved:

  • Follow, like, and comment on  our social media

  • Donate towels, blankets, or unused pet supplies. Find out more about in-kind donations here

  • Become a foster volunteer

  • Check out our Amazon, Walmart, and Chewy wishlists


Contact the Pet Network  Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer@petnetwork.org or 775.832.4404 EXT 106.