Volunteer at Animal Control

Thank You

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Frederick County Animal Control. FCAC is an exciting place where you can really make a difference! There are many volunteers who are actively involved with the care of our animals and the maintenance of the shelter. The shelter typically recruits 5-7 new volunteers each month, April thru December.  During the winter months, our population significantly decreases, therefore, we do not recruit new volunteers January thru March. Requirements to volunteer include:

  • Participate in the program at least 4 hours each month
  • Have availability Mon-Fri between 10am-5pm
  • 15yo or older
  • Ability to work independently and require minimal supervision

For more information please contact

Shawn Snyder.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Animal handling and Foster Care

  • Transport animals to local adoption events
  • Assist at local adoption events
  • Walk and exercise animals
  • Water animals
  • Groom animals (bathing and brushing)
  • Clean cages, dishes and bedding
  • Assist patrons visiting animals
  • Provide foster care for special needs - Foster Care Application
  • Assist in the spay and neuter clinic
  • Serve as photographer's assistant

Adoptions (Class Required)

  • Adoption visits (supervising interaction with available animals)
  • Adoption Counseling (helping families choose pets)