Animal Lovers Wanted

Volunteer & Fostering

We’d Love Your Help!

If you can’t adopt a pet and want to get involved with our rescued animals, consider volunteering or fostering a pet. Our shelter is very busy and having an extra hand or hands would help us immensely! We’d also love to utilize your skills in areas form photography to event planning and fundraising let us know what you can do!. Fill out an application below to get started.


Becoming a volunteer gives you the chance to enjoy a variety of challenging and rewarding experiences. Most often volunteers speak about the satisfaction their volunteering brings, by seeing how the work they do contributes directly to improving the well being of others, animals and the communities they live in. When you volunteer, you give part of yourself, your time, your energy and your skills. It can be a one-time event or become a lifetime activity.

Alberta Animal Services is a high volume opened admission animal Shelter in Red Deer. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure every animal receives the utmost care and compassion. By having more volunteers and foster parents this will allow us to help even more animals in need.

We need your help!

Volunteering with the Animals

  • Dog walking
  • Cat cuddling
  • Grooming
  • Shelter Cleaning
  • Adoption Centre Cleaning

Volunteering for the Animals

Special Events

We have monthly fundraising events or adoption events. We always need extra help. It could be a microchipping event, to a special adoption event, Christmas photos, pub nights or silent auctions, etc. Raising funds for our animals is our top priority. By raising funds, we can do large rescue missions to help more animals in need where animal services are not available. The funds raised help pay for major/minor surgical procedures, shelter supplies, dog and cat food and general veterinarian expenses.  

Volunteer Requirements:

We require that you are a minimum of 16 years of age, able to attend training if needed, and be able to handle cleaning kennels. If you want your younger youth to volunteer, they would need to be accompanied by an adult.

Other ways to help:

If you can’t physically visit the shelter, there are other ways to help. First and foremost is Monetary donations.

No matter your age, location or financial situation, there is always something you can do that will benefit animals in need.

Fostering Animals

Fostering is an amazing and rewarding experience. Fostering animals while they recover from a major surgery or just waiting for a permanent home is essential for animals. As much as we enrich the lives of our shelter pets there is no place like a home. This will also allow us to see how a dog or cat reacts inside a household. This will help us determine the best home for the animal when the time comes for adoption. Fostering animals also allows our shelter to free up space so we can help more animals in need. Alberta Animal Services provides everything you need to foster an animal.

Application Forms

If you are interested in fostering an animal in need or you are interested in volunteering with Alberta Animal Services please download and fill out our fostering or volunteering application below.  When completed please email the application to


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