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How many times have you asked yourself, “How can I help the dogs and cats in my community”? Here is your opportunity!

Visit us at 14841 Mono Way Sonora, Ca 95370

FOAC needs your help with:

  • Adoption events

  • Community events to help find new homes for our animals.

  • Fostering homeless dogs and cats

  • You will welcome a dog, puppy, cat or kittens into your home and care for them until adoption.

  • Transportation of animals

  • Taking animals to vet appointments, adoption events, etc.

  • Fundraising

  • Help FOAC raise money!

FOAC Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be able to commit to at
least eight hours per month for a minimum of six months to remain active.

  • General Admin

  • Answer phones

  • Assemble adoption folders

  • Enter all animal data into the database

  • File

  • Review adoption applications

  • Animal Services


As an animal services volunteer you will play a very important role in the
process of finding our adoptable animals their forever homes. Once you have
completed your orientation, you will be able to help in the following areas:

Kennel Care
Think you have what it takes to get the shelter spotless by 10am? Help our
kennel staff clean and prep our shelter for adoption hours.

  • Cleaning kennels and outdoor runs

  • Ensuring disease control

  • Replenishing bedding

  • Maintaining laundry of all bedding and kennel needs

  • Sanitizing water and food bowls

  • Replenishing water in kennels

  • Animal Socialization


It is important for shelter animals to have ongoing socialization while
waiting to find forever homes. This not only helps keep them happy and
healthy, but also improves their manners for their new family.

Canine/Dog Socializing

  • Cuddle time

  • Brushing

  • Playtime

  • Using enrichment tools (ex. stuffing kongs)

  • Teaching basic commands and manners

  • Conditioning our adoptable dogs on their kennel presence

  • Agility course training*

  • Taking dogs for walks outside of adoption center

  • 6 days a week


Bring your own area of expertise!

A little bit of your time can make a big difference in the lives of homeless dogs and cats. Get started by letting us know you are interested in helping.



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Cat in Basket
​​Help make a difference and sign up
to volunteer today!


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