We need people like you!

Volunteers are involved with every aspect of our day-to-day operation and PCHS could not function without them. We can always use more help at our facility -- one day a week is all we ask, and we will work around your schedule.

If you'd like to get involved, fill out our Volunteer Application and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch. (If you need a paper copy, please contact us.)

Cleaning & Animal Interaction

Most of our volunteers take a few hours of an afternoon shift to clean out dog kennels or the cat area. Volunteers also take each dog outside for some much-needed play time away from their kennels.

Dog Walking / Running

We are located right next to the DuQuoin Fairgrounds, and many of our volunteers love to take our dogs out for a stroll or run. Our energetic dogs love the exercise and attention!

Repair & Maintenance

Can you turn a wrench? Our building always needs random maintenance and fixing.

Adoption & Fundraising Events

When life gets back to normal, we'll again hold a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, and we'll need people to set up tables and booths as well as staff them.


Fostering is a rewarding experience! When you become a foster parent, you volunteer to keep a homeless pet in your home temporarily.