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Become a volunteer! 


We have a full time staff at the shelter but nothing pleases them more than to see the animals getting extra attention. Help with socialization, dog walking, training, laundry, bathing or cleaning of the kennels. We also have a garden to maintain and other administrative duties for those that want to assist in other ways.

Online Volunteer Application:

For more information please email us at:

Volunteer  Opportunities






Clean Team – Do you like doing laundry? Do you like to SCRUB?! Love to organize or tidy? We can use all the help we can get to help keep the animals temporary home in tip top condition!

Pet Photographers – Love to take pictures of animals? A picture is worth a thousand words and this case those words are "Adopt me!"

Match Makers – The Match Makers will greet customers, answer questions, and try to find the best pet match.

Cat Cuddlers – Cat Cuddlers are responsible for nurturing, socializing and giving attention and affection to cats and kittens during their stay at the Animal Center, making them more comfortable on the adoption floor.  

Fido Fitness – Fido Fitness provide the dogs with their daily exercise. The Center has a yard that the walkers can use, or you can walk around the block. Tired dogs are content dogs; content, calm dogs are more adoptable.

Dog Cuddlers – Dog Cuddlers provide socialization and affection to animals to young to walk, or dogs and puppies that are shy or fearful.  Dogs and puppies that are confident and happy to be with people are more adoptable.

Off-site Event Assistants – These volunteers travel to off-site events to raise awareness about the shelter by handing out literature, answering questions about the shelter, helping with setup and takedown, transporting animals from the shelter to site, and handling animals at the site.

Marketing – Enjoy the challenges of marketing?  Our Animal Center is always looking for ways to promote our shelter so that more people come out and adopt. This team also works to promote spaying and neutering animals, and help raise funds.

Transport - Assist in transportation of pets to approved rescue organizations!

Please call the Shelter at 475-5658 for more details and schedule an orientation!

*Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian.

Shelter Information



PO Box 2477

Manteo, NC 27954


1031 Driftwood Drive

Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:  252-475-5620


Adoption Hours


Monday thru Friday  11am to 5pm

Saturdays 11am to 2pm

*March - September we are open until 7pm on Wednesdays


Office hours start at 8:30 am Monday thru Friday

*Owner Surrenders are by appointment only

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