We have recently moved our adoption center! We are now located at 20 S Idaho Street, Seattle Wa 98134. Emerald City Pet Rescue is an appointment-only organization. Please check out our "Adoption Process" page under the "Our Animals" tab for full details!


Our volunteers work alongside our staff to assist with day-to-day operations, maintain a clean and safe environment, and enrich the experience of animals at Emerald City Pet Rescue.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Emerald City Pet Rescue! Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and play a critical role in helping us fulfill our mission of "Love Can Save Lives" Without the hard work, dedication, and passion of our volunteers, we would not be able to save the hundreds of lives we do every year.

At Emerald City Pet Rescue, we have high standards for our staff and volunteers alike. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a three-month commitment of at least two one-hour shifts per month, as this helps us maintain a consistent environment for our staff and animals. Additionally, we are looking for versatile volunteers who are willing to work with all animals and perform all necessary cleaning tasks at our rescue. While we will do our best to match you with animals and tasks you prefer, we may have greater need elsewhere. Rest assured that we will never ask you to perform tasks that put you at unnecessary risk.

We expect our volunteers to work autonomously following appropriate training. Please understand that our staff is at work and may not be able to provide constant supervision. To volunteer with us, you must be 18 years of age or older, or at least 16 if volunteering alongside a parent or guardian.

In return, Emerald City Pet Rescue offers volunteers a chance to provide care, attention, and training to rescue animals in order to help them find loving, forever homes. We provide training to help you understand ECPR operations and operate autonomously, and offer opportunities for dialogue with kennel staff to better understand rescue operations and animal care.

For the safety of the animals, staff, and volunteers, all volunteers must attend an orientation and be trained in Emerald City Pet Rescue procedures. This orientation provides a basic understanding of animal behavior and a tour of our facility, as well as an opportunity to learn about our mission, policies, procedures, and programs. It also allows you to ask questions and gain a thorough understanding of the many ways you can make a difference for the animals in our care.

Our volunteers support us in a variety of ways, including cat care, cleaning, dog socialization and training, outreach, maintenance, and walks.  Our "Idaho" location in South Seattle houses new arrivals, small dogs, big dogs, cats, small animals, adoptable animals, and animals not quite ready for adoption.

If you have an idea or talent that can aid in our mission, we welcome your input! Upon completion of your volunteer application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us - your help is greatly appreciated!


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As a volunteer, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the well-being of our residents. You might find yourself engaging in various tasks that contribute to our mission. For example, you could assist our staff with cleaning procedures, ensuring our facilities and animal enclosures are tidy and comfortable. Alternatively, you may take part in outreach efforts, distributing brochures in your community or representing us at local events. If we have a need for maintenance, you might help us with property upkeep and facility maintenance. Additionally, if you're tech-savvy, you might create captivating content for our social media platforms, spreading awareness and connecting with our online community.

At Ghost Owl Farm, we prioritize the individual needs of each animal. No previous experience is necessary – we provide thorough training and ongoing support to ensure you feel confident and empowered in your volunteer role. By joining our team, you'll be part of a compassionate community united by a shared commitment to animal welfare.

Come be a part of something truly special. Volunteer at Ghost Owl Farm and make a lasting impact on the lives of these incredible animals. Together, we can create a sanctuary of love, care, and happiness. Contact Laura Powers at laura.powers@emeraldcitypetrescue.org with any questions and to learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference.