General information: | Phone: 705-792-4911
Furry Friends Animal Shelter Inc. 25 Hart Drive, Unit 15 Barrie, Ontario L4N 5R8

Would you like to volunteer?


Show your compassion for vulnerable animals in a really practical way by donating your time and energy. All aspects of Furry Friends are run by hard-working volunteers. We have different ways you can share your time and talent:

1. Shelter Volunteers

Volunteer at the shelter for 3 hours in the morning to help care for the cats and keep the shelter clean and tidy. There are also 3-hour shifts available in the evenings for volunteers to help clean boxes and spend quiet, gentle grooming time with our cats.

2. PetSmart Adoption Volunteers

Help out at the Adoption Centre in PetSmart (33 Mapleview Drive East) for a 3-hour shift every two weeks (morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available). You will help care for cats and kittens and help them move on to loving homes.

3. Foster Parents

Become a foster parent and provide loving, in-home care for: kittens; moms with babies; cats recovering from surgeries; or cats waiting for vaccinations. This commitment can last from 2-10 weeks. Furry Friends covers all medical costs and dry food for these animals while in your care.

To become a shelter or adoption volunteer, please complete and click “submit” on our online volunteer application form. To become a Foster Parent please complete and click “submit” on our online foster volunteer application form.

Please note that our insurance requires that shelter volunteers be at least 16 years of age (or accompanied by an adult throughout their entire shift). PetSmart volunteers must be 18 years of age.

If selected, a Furry Friends representative will contact you to schedule an interview. Submission of an application does not guarantee placement. Volunteers will also be required to sign the Furry Friends Volunteer Agreement form.