Volunteer Opportunities at East Ridge Animal Shelter

We welcome anybody to come and spend time with us here are ERAS! We ask that anybody under the age of 16 be accompanied by a parent/guardian and volunteers 16+ must have their own form of transportation. Contact the shelter to learn more about becoming involved. 

Saturday Feature Dog

Volunteers for our feature dog will be responsible for our pet of the week! They will be allowed to take him or her out to different pet friendly places in East Ridge to promote their adoption. 

Feline Friends

Feline Friends are needed! Monday through Thursday and Saturday at 9am, weekly! We need five adults to volunteer to commit to being a friend to our cats and kittens at the shelter. This volunteer position would include cuddling and cleaning in the Purr Palace (the cat room!). Being a "Feline Friend" is extremely rewarding to you and helpful to the staff at ERAS! If you are interested, call the shelter or stop by to get your preferred day to help out on the books!

Pup Strutter

Do you have about an hour to help a pup strut its stuff? ERAS has Monday through Friday at 4pm positions available for Pup Strutting. This is a one hour commitment each week! It gives the dogs an opportunity to get out of their kennels for a walk, enjoy the sunshine, socialization and get a little exercise. If you are interested in one of these positions, don't wait! They will fill up fast! Contact the shelter by phone at 423-664-0271 or stop by! We look forward to meeting you and the pups can't wait!


East Ridge Animal Services partners with PETCO in Fort Ogelthorpe for our cat and kitten adoptions; this requires volunteers to clean the kiosks. Cleaning only takes about an hour and we ask that the volunteers be able to commit to at least one shift a week. AM cleaners would clean before noon and PM cleaners would clean after 6pm. 

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