Join Our Pack
Ways to get involved
Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and we invite you to join our pack of animal lovers dedicated to making a difference in the lives of pets and people.
There are many ways to contribute - even remotely - to our organization and we appreciate the time, energy, and talents our volunteers give year after year.
Thanks to our volunteers and supporters, we are able to keep our forever promise - that pets who lose their humans due to death, disability, or deployment will have a loving home for life - no matter what.
Sanctuary Pet Care
Visit our beautiful, nature-filled headquarters and walk dogs, cuddle cats, help with laundry and cleaning, play, groom, and give treats.
Savvy organizers and computer wizards keep us on task and on track. We need help with filing, record keeping, and computer projects.
Help us organize and run successful community outreach events, fundraisers, and volunteer workdays. Share and celebrate our mission!
Current Volunteer Needs
Become a forever guardian
The role of guardianship is essential to our mission. When we accept a pet into our lifelong guardianship program, they either live at our Sanctuary headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida or are placed in the home of one of our forever guardians.
Becoming a forever guardian is a unique opportunity to share your heart and home with a pet and have the full support of The Pet Cottage. We celebrate and support the magical relationship between pet and guardian by checking in regularly, paying all vet bills (including preventatives and medications) and welcoming guardians into our pack of pet lovers.
Many of our pets our senior pets that have health issues and require more resources. Many of our forever guardians are also seniors who wouldn't otherwise feel comfortable taking on full pet ownership at this stage in life. Our forever promise to each pet in our care means that no matter what happens to a guardian, the pet will have a loving home. It's a win-win-win situation that makes us do a happy dance.
Do you feel called to open your home to a pet who - through no fault of their own - has fallen on hard times?
Your guardianship commitment means pets avoid shelters and instability and find happiness, a warm bed, and a doting companion for life.
Becoming a Forever Guardian starts with an application and requires a minimum monthly donation of $25 to our Happy Tails Givers Pack.
"It's hard to imagine how 30 pounds can change your life. But these two little love buckets have become such an important part of our family. It's been 3 years of joy! "
Robin & Paul, Guardians to Apple & Oliver
When Boots' owner had to report for coast guard duty, Forever Guardians Lynda and Jim stepped up. Boots had a smooth rehoming transition and his owner has the peace of mind that Boots is well cared for while he serves.
Serving pets and people since 2012
I love the vision Wendy had years ago. I have watched The Pet Cottage grow and I'm proud to be a part of it's mission. The pets are so loved beyond and Wendy has a heart bigger than life!
Intern & Volunteer
I first joined The Pet Cottage because I wanted to get over my fear of dogs. Now I continue to volunteer because it's a mission I believe in, and I grow as a person a little more each day I am here.
My role as a pet guardian to senior dogs has been a very fulfilling experience. I can make sure that their final experience with me and my son will be full of love and kindness.
Michelle & John
The Pet Cottage has enhanced our lives and has brought us so much joy through Sally.