Volunteer Program

Are you or your group looking to make a difference and become more involved in your community by being of service? There are many ways to contribute,  even remotely.

Please complete the application below to start the process of becoming a volunteer for The Pet Cottage.

We are a local, grassroots organization making an impact on the individual lives of pets while providing previous owners peace of mind and helping the loneliness crisis in our senior population. Since we are growing, yet strive to remain a manageable size, the volunteer opportunities available are vast. Our volunteers are part of our pack and once a part of the pack, always a part of the pack.


Volunteers make a vital contribution to the happiness and well-being of the pets in our care:


  • Pet Care

    • Walks

    • Cuddling

    • Brushing

    • Playing

    • Cleaning

    •  Laundry

    • Treats


  • Administration

    • Organization

    • Computer Projects

    • Data Input/Record Keeping

    • Filing


  • Guardian Support

    • Shopping

    • Food Delivery

    • Preventative Medicine

    • Donation Pick-Up


  • Events (temporarily on  hold)

    • Community Outreach

    • Fundraisers

    • Set Up/Break Down

This is a photo of me with my dog Eddie who is 11 years old. I love to volunteer at The Pet Cottage because I love animals. I truly believe in Wendy's mission and will do whatever is needed to help her accomplish it.

Shari Teitelbaum Blitman

I volunteer with Wendy at the Pet Cottage because I love pets and I love Wendy. This is Maggie and I love her. It's all about love.


Application to Volunteer
  • Volunteers will be required to purchase a Pet Cottage T-shirt to wear while volunteering
  • All volunteers must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours per month
  • We require a background check for all volunteers. Please follow this link to get your background check.​​ Background Check (Starter Check - $19.99)


I hereby agree to accept a position as a volunteer for The Pet Cottage (TPC). I understand that the term “volunteer” means a person who freely serves TPC in a voluntary capacity. I understand and agree that no liability whatsoever will be incurred by TPC.


Terms and Conditions

1. I fully understand and agree that my services are provided strictly in a voluntary capacity and I am in no fashion an employee of TPC;
2. I fully understand and agree that I am providing services to TPC strictly as a volunteer;
3. I fully understand that TPC handles large numbers of animals on a daily basis. The disposition of these pets maybe unknown to TPC. I agree to hold TPC harmless for any injury or injuries which I might sustain including, but not limited to, injuries caused by animals during the course of my volunteer duties with TPC;
4. I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for TPC in my volunteer capacity. Such duties might include, but are not limited to, animal handling, custodial work, and other volunteer duties;
5. I agree to familiarize myself with TPC policies and procedures. I will fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of these policies and procedures;
6. I fully understand that TPC expects high standards of moral and ethical treatment of all pets including, but not limited to the pets under its care. I agree to adhere strictly to these standards in my volunteer capacity;
7. I fully understand and agree that TPC may terminate my services either for failure to comply with any and all of the obligations outlined in this Volunteer Agreement or for any reason whatsoever while performing my volunteer services to TPC.

Release Form

2. I recognize that in handling pets while performing services in a voluntary capacity for TPC there is a risk of injury including personal physical harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal
1. I, the undersigned agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold TPC harmless for any and all loss or damage to my personal property while performing services for TPC in a voluntary capacity.
and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless TPC, its agents, servants and employees from any and all claims, causes of action or demands, of any nature or cause connected with my Volunteer Agreement and service.
3. I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at TPC. I, therefore, agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executors to allow TPC to use any photographs taken of me for use in public relations efforts. TPC will use reasonable efforts to notify me but such notification is not a condition to the release of photographs or public relations purposes.