Pets Alive Animal Niagara is a rescue organization that is run solely by volunteers.

Why We Need Volunteers

Pets Alive Niagara depends on volunteers. Without these dedicated dog and cat lovers, we would not be able to run our life-saving programs.

We are always looking for caring individuals to volunteer to assist with phone calls for reference checks, home visit checks, transportation, fundraising and events and foster homes (please see the foster section).

The Volunteer Experience

Volunteers are not required to live in the Niagara Region. In addition to serving the entire Niagara Region, we also reach as far as the Greater Toronto Area (including Hamilton and Burlington) as well as Kitchener/Waterloo.

Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience. The more volunteers we have, the more lives we can save. We hope you will consider joining the ranks and become a Pets Alive Niagara volunteer today!

Our Volunteers

Volunteers Needed!

Pets Alive Niagara is currently accepting applications for volunteers interested in assisting with administrative tasks and fundraising. This would include:

  • Reference checks for adoption applications (completed by telephone and results submitted to our adoption team).
  • Supporting (and contributing ideas!) fundraising initiatives.

Given the nature of our home-based, foster program, opportunities for walking and providing animal care in a volunteer capacity are limited. If you are interested in taking on more of a hands-on role with our rescue animals, please review our fostering information and application.

We're grateful for your interest in working with our organization! Please take a moment to complete the online application below, and a member of our team will be in touch.

Important: Please be sure to hit the Submit button once you have filled out the form, and wait to see the submission confirmation message before navigating away from the page.

Personal Information



Please provide two (2) non-family references you have known for at least 2 years who can vouch for your overall responsibility. We are often unable to get a hold of references, causing a delay in processing your application (we must speak to at least one of your references):
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL FIELDS ABOVE TO ENSURE PROPER PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION. You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application.
By submitting this application, the applicant and co-applicant(s) certify that the information given is true, and you understand that Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to deny your application for any reason at any time. You further authorize the investigation of all statements in this application.