Volunteer & Donate

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter

Volunteers play an important role in providing our shelter pets a positive experience while housed at Denton Animal Services. We have different opportunities to work both directly and indirectly with animals. Our volunteers can serve as greeters, lobby representatives, photographers, cat or dog room attendants, dog exercisers and socializers, offsite events and laundry attendants.

All volunteers must attend an orientation and training session. Children ages 13 to 17 are welcome to volunteer if a parent or guardian is present for orientation and during all volunteer times. Group and one-time volunteer opportunities are also available.

Find more information on Denton's Volunteer page.

Register for Orientation

If you are interested in volunteering at the shelter, you must attend a new volunteer orientation. Register for an orientation online, this will require you to create a login with VOMO. All volunteers must first complete an orientation prior to volunteering in any capacity.

New orientation dates are added monthly so please keep checking VOMO and sign up for a time that is convenient for you! The sessions will last a little over an hour, including a full tour of the shelter. All volunteers will also be asked to sign a Release of Liability waiver at the time of their orientation.

If you have questions, please contact the shelter at 940-349-7594.

Court-Ordered Community Service

To ask about fulfilling hours for court-mandated community service, contact the Animal Shelter at 940-349-7594.

Foster a Pet from the Animal Shelter

Fosters are always needed to open their hearts and homes on a temporary basis for dogs and cats of all ages as they grow, heal, socialize, and adjust behaviorally on their journey to finding their forever home. Fostering pets that have temporary medical needs or are too young to be adopted gives them the chance to grow stronger and healthier before they make their adoption floor debut. The care and socialization given during this time greatly increases cats and dog's chances for adoption.

Foster orientation and trainings are conducted year round at the animal shelter. If you are interested in attending a session, scheduling a future session, or fostering a pet, email Animal Services.

Make a donation to the Animal Shelter

Donating to the City of Denton Animal Shelter is one of the simplest things you can do to help prevent pet homelessness and save a life. Please consider donating to the following funds:

  • Medical Fund: Donations to this fund pay for emergency veterinary care for stray animals that are injured or ill. This fund helps ensure all animals receive proper medical care while at the shelter.
  • Shelter Fund: The City of Denton Animal Shelter cares for more than 5,000 animals annually and that number increases each year. All donations to this fund will be used for the operation of the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center.

How to Donate

  • Mail a check to:
    City of Denton Animal Shelter
    3717 N Elm Street
    Denton, TX 76207
  • Donate in person: Cash, check and credit card donations are accepted in person at the City of Denton Animal Shelter
  • Make an automatic donation on your City of Denton utility bill

Donating Pet Supplies

The City of Denton Animal Shelter also relies on donated items to ensure that animals at the shelter have the most comfortable experience possible.

Shelter Wish List

  • Blankets
  • Bleach
  • Cat Food - Purina
  • Cat Toys
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Dog Food - Pedigree
    • Adult
    • Adult Small Breed
    • Puppy
  • Dog Toys
  • Dog Treats - Puperroni
  • H-E Liquid Laundry Detergents
  • Kitten Food - Royal Canin Mother and Baby Cat
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths

Your donations are critical to our success and we thank you for your support!