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Off-site Adoption Assistant

New Adoption Center Opening at PETCO in Clifton Park


We are currently seeking volunteers to staff our new adoption center in Clifton Park.
You can become part of a lifesaving team of cat lovers finding new homes for cats. The new adoption center is opening in July. If you are interested in helping homeless cats find new homes, please contact our to sign up for orientation and training.


Latham and Glenmont PetSmart store locations

Responsibilities (can include, but are not limited to):
  • Keeping adoption center clean and organized
  • Providing basic care
  • Socializing the cats
  • Showing cats to potential adopters (for evening and weekend shifts)
  • Answering questions about adoption procedures and cat care
  • Completing adoptions
  • Transporting cats between the store and shelter when necessary
Qualifications:
  • 14-15 years old - must volunteer with parent or legal guardian
  • 16 years old - must be accompanied by parent to Intro to Cat Care class
  • 17 years old and up - accepted without parental supervision
  • Basic cat handling skills (or ability to learn)
  • Basic communication skills
  • Customer service skills (if part of your responsibilities include adoptions)
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
Training Requirements:
  • Attend volunteer information session
  • Complete volunteer application and sign waiver
  • Attend Intro to Cat Care training session
  • Meet with the Volunteer Manager to become an official volunteer
  • Train at adoption center with a seasoned volunteer before starting
Commitment:
  • Set weekly or bi-weekly shifts
  • Minimum of 8 hours per month

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