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Volunteering and Fostering


The animal shelter has a paid staff of 2 people. Volunteer help is essential to provide quality care to the pets housed at the shelter. All volunteers must complete the Colleton County Animal Shelter Volunteer Application and submit it prior to working at the shelter. Volunteers are accepted at the discretion of the shelter manager people petting dogand activities open to volunteers will be determined based on the current need of the shelter, experience and ability of the volunteer. 

Some examples of activities a volunteer can participate in are:

  • Cleaning and feeding of animals
  • Socializing animals
  • Sorting and organizing donations
  • Cleaning and helping with laundry and dishes
  • Record keeping
  • Photography and videography
  • Adoption counseling

Foster Shelter Pets

Foster parents are a vital part of our success in saving more lives. Foster parents cute puppyprovide the individual care for a pet that is impossible to provide at the shelter. Pets need to be in foster homes for a variety of reasons such as waiting to go to an out of state rescue partner, medical treatments or needing a nursery home. Supplies and medical care are provided along with guidance and support. Prospective foster parents need to complete and submit the Colleton County Animal Shelter Foster Application. The application can be submitted by email to or in person at the shelter. 

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