Volunteers are the driving force behind our organization and each task performed by our volunteers is critical to the organization’s success.
Volunteering with PAWS is personally fulfilling and helps us save the orphaned cats and dogs of Coronado.
Whenever a volunteer position opens up, it will be posted on this page. If the position you are interested in is not listed here, we do not currently need volunteers for that task. Check back often to see if an opening occurs.
Listed below are the current volunteer opportunities available with PAWS of Coronado.
If you have any interest in helping PAWS with any of these tasks, please complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page and someone will be in touch with you.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be 18 years or older to work directly with the cats and dogs at the Coronado Animal Care Facility as per the guidelines of the Coronado Police Department.
Join the CAT (Cat Adoption Team)!
Cat Foster Homes Needed
Do you have room in your heart and home for a feline, but are not in a position to adopt or just want to help a cat in need?
Providing a foster home for our orphaned cats or kittens helps us save more lives and gives you the opportunity to be a part of our community’s no-kill movement.
We are looking for three types of feline foster homes:
OPPORTUNITY #1 – The first foster opportunity is for the kittens enrolled in our Teeny Weany program. These kittens have been weaned and can eat on their own, but they are not yet old enough to be spayed or neutered and released for adoption. Depending on their age, these kittens will need foster care for about one month.
To foster these kittens, you will need a room where they can be isolated from other animals as they have not yet had their vaccinations.
All supplies will be provided and the head of our Teeny Weany Program will work closely with you to give advice and answer any questions you have.
OPPORTUNITY #2The second foster opportunity is for cats that need help building trust and confidence. These cats are under socialized and a bit scared, but have shown us that they are gentle and loving.
The Cat Adoption Team will work closely with you to give you assistance and to provide proven tips and techniques used at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to socialized scared cats.
OPPORTUNITY #3The third foster opportunity is for adult cats that would benefit from living in a home rather than at the Coronado Animal Care Facility. These include our senior Baby Boomer cats, cats that have tested positive for FIV and cats with minor health issues.
All foster applicants are matched to an animal that suits them, their lifestyle and experience. PAWS of Coronado continues to promote these animals for adoption while they are in foster care.
If you are interested in fostering a cat or kitten, please complete the form below.
Join the DAT (Dog Adoption Team)!
Building a Dog Foster Home Network
PAWS of Coronado is currently recruiting volunteers to join our dog foster network. Although the need is generally not as big as it is for cats, more and more we are finding that we need foster homes for dogs.
Fostering not only assists our organization, it helps to save lives and gives the fosterer the opportunity to have a special relationship with a cat or dog. In a loving home, these pets can blossom and from your feed back as you get to know the animal in a home environment, we can better match them to their forever homes.
If you would like to join our foster network, please complete the form below.