We need your help!

Safe Paws is operated solely on a volunteer basis. If it wasn’t for all the volunteers that support us, we wouldn’t be able to save as many animals from death row as we do. Here are some ways you can help!

Home Visits: We get a lot of applications every day and each of these applications needs a home visit in order for their application to keep moving towards approval. We are always looking for volunteers who willing to go into prospective adopters homes and complete a home visit. This is typically a 30 minute commitment.

Adoption Events: Each month we attend different events throughout the Central Iowa area and can always use help to bring awareness to Safe Paws, the amazing adoptable animals in our care, and our programs! Transporting and handling foster dogs at events for other volunteers that may not be able to attend is a great way to get involved! This is typically a 2 to 3-hour commitment.

Transportation:  There’s two types of transports that are constantly needed. Local transports, such as those for medical appointments, events, or meet and greets and extended transports for helping them get to/from a partner rescue or shelter or a portion of their freedom ride. This is typically 1 to 2 hour commitment.

Grooming: Who doesn’t love a fresh looking, clean smelling pup? Take one of the dogs out for a spa day! Bath, blow dry, nail trim, the works! This is typically a 1 to 2 hour commitment.

Dog Walking & Socialization: We have a lot of dogs spread around that love walks, cuddles, and pup cups! We can find a foster dog near you to take out for some fun in the sun! This is typically a 30-60 minute commitment

Plus a number of other ways to help…

  • Grant Writing
  • Foster Coordinator
  • Animal Bio Creator
  • Perform Meet & Greet Adoption Intros
  • Social Media Cross Posting
  • Photographer
  • Shelter Runs
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