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Volunteer at Shultz’s Guest House


Volunteering at Shultz’s Guest House is a very rewarding experience. Aside from working with and helping to save, nurture and instill human trust into our dogs, you will also form bonds and lasting friendships with other individuals who possess paralleling compassion and devotion to animal rescue.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are the kindest, most sincere and selfless people you’ll ever want to meet. We are a family. Animal handling relieves stress – some say it even lowers blood pressure. Walking and engaging in play, stimulates energy, and motivation. Partaking in puppy socialization promotes the human-animal bond, which curbs loneliness and provides the feeling of a sense of purpose. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, share in some shelter chores, all while surrounded by wonderful, love-seeking dogs, in an enjoyable setting, simply fill out the online application and submit it back to us. You won’t believe the impact that volunteering has on your life – and the life of a rescued dog.  You must be 18 or older to volunteer at Shultz’s Guest House!

*Volunteers must complete a minimum of six (6) months and twenty four (24) (4x/mo or comparable consistent routine) shifts before personal adoption will be considered.

Volunteer Application

Volunteers provide help with:

  • Walking dogs
  • Greeting our guests
  • Assisting our adoption counselors
  • Monitoring our animal rooms
  • Training and socializing dogs
  • Assisting kennel staff with cleaning kennels/tidying yards/handling animals
  • Assisting office staff with filing or stocking shelves
  • Overall support with laundry/cleaning/feeding
  • Special events such as Shelter info tables at adoption promotions or fundraising
  • Foster care for dogs (Foster applications are separate from volunteer applications and will be considered on an individual basis)

Make a Donation

Financial donations are the best way for you to help us with our mission of saving dogs. Every dollar is needed, therefore no amount is too small and every cent is appreciated! Donations made to Shultz’s Guest House will be used for such expenses as food, medical purposes (vaccines, tests, exams, treatments, surgeries, spays/neuters, emergency care, preventatives, pull fees, health certificates for travel, transport expenses, and any other daily needs that are necessary in order to keep our guests happy and healthy while they prepare in Tennessee — and then come to Massachusetts, to ultimately get adopted into loving, forever homes. Shultz’s Guest House is a nonprofit organization classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. All donations to SGH Rescue are fully tax-deductible.