GCAO regularly coordinates with legitimate rescue organizations, and strives to make the process as easy and pleasant as possible! If you are interested in fostering a shelter pet or transporting a shelter pet, please contact us! Transport help/costs *are* available! Visit our website at
You can also contact our Rescue Coordinator Carmon Derting directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the animal is still available. Carmon can 'interview' the animal for you, take more pictures if needed, etc.
Some ideas of ways to volunteer:
Dog Kennels and Cat Cages are cleaned twice a day or more and occasionally need minor repairs.
• Dog Walkers:
Volunteers needed to walk the dogs. They LOVE this part and it is important to their well-being!
• Animal Socialization:
Volunteers to play and socialize with the animals. The cats and dogs really appreciate this special one on one time!
• Basic Obedience:
Volunteers to teach basic commands to the dogs.
• Rescue Runners:
Volunteers to transport adoptable animals to rescue organizations.
• Local Transportation:
We can always use more volunteers to help with the transportation of supplies and donations. We also need volunteers who are available in the morning or afternoon to take animals to and from the vets or other facilities.
We need volunteers to help with the writing bios for our adoptable animals.
• Junior Volunteers:
Youths 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Youths 16-18 years old must volunteer when another volunteer or adult is present.
Volunteers are welcome to stop in anytime, Monday-Saturday 9am to 6:00 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer, please go to the following link and fill out the Volunteer Form.
Volunteer Application Form
After you have fill out the form, you can go to this site to check on scheduling and volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Information Center
SHELTER WISH LIST
Dry cat and kitten food
Wood Stove Pellets
Dry dog and puppy food
Medium & Large dog carriers
Used bath towels, hand towels,& washcloths
Any size/style cat tree's
Donations for purchase of vaccinations
Donations for assistance with veterinary costs
You can donate to us via Paypal
Be part of the solution. Spay or neuter your pet today.
SURRENDER FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
GCAO requires a $20.00 surrender fee for each dog or cat. This fee covers the care of the animal while it is at our shelter.
You must fill out a surrender form, and animal personality profile, whether the animal is yours or not. We need as much information as possible on every animal coming into our shelter in order to give that animal every possible chance at finding a home.
We do NOT
have to hold your pet for any specific length of time.
guarantee your pet will be adopted.
We are a euthanizing facility -- there are more animals than homes
. We do make every possible effort to find homes or rescues for every adoptable animal that comes into our facility.
We will not inform you of the final disposition of your pet, e.g. adopted or euthanized.
You cannot reclaim your pet without going through the adoption process and paying the applicable adoption fee.
If you find someone who wants your pet after it has been surrendered to our facility, that individual must go through the adoption process and pay the adoption fee.
Please make all efforts to keep your pet or find your pet a new home. Use an animal shelter as a last resort.
To give shelter to the displaced and abandoned.
To give safety to the abused and neglected.
To educate the community on the importance of responsible pet ownership and care.
Grant County Animal Outreach believes that all domestic animals deserve to be treated with respect and integrity. We will represent the animals with honesty and compassion. We will work with the community, rescue organizations and foster homes on behalf of the animals to give them a second chance at finding loving forever homes.
Grant County Animal Outreach strives to promote public awareness and provide education to the community concerning the importance of spaying/neutering to prevent overpopulation. We will utilize the newest technology available to reunite lost pets with owners, to identify breeds and characteristics, to advertise the availability of adoptable pets and to continue the education of ourselves and the public.
Grant County Animal Outreach will work to strengthen our relationships with city and county governments and to be responsive to changing community needs. We will be readily accessible in a crisis and be an informational resource. We will promote key animal issues by increasing our visibility in the community, participating in and supporting local events and causes.
Grant County Animal Outreach will fulfill these commitments by fostering a professional and compassionate staff and volunteer base through training and continuing education. We will maintain a strong and supportive Board of Directors.