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Volunteering for Cats in Tow can be fun and richly rewarding. You can choose to volunteer in Brea at Petsmart, Anaheim at our Sanctuary, or right in your own home. Every minute you spend, whether cuddling, mopping, playing, or cleaning litter boxes, is helping to prepare abandoned pets to find their forever homes. What YOU do matters!

Brea Petsmart

Our volunteers act as Cat Ambassadors when they care for our cats during 3 shifts per day/7 days a week. Part of this job is to conduct “Meet and Greet” sessions with potential adopters and assist them in completing an adoption application. Most importantly, through patience, play, and interaction, our volunteers help our cats move from abandonment to adoptable.


Interested volunteers submit a completed application telling us about your animal handling experience. Shift assignments depend on the volunteer’s availability and open shifts at the time of application. An on-site orientation is held. Volunteers are on probation until reviewed.

Anaheim Sanctuary & Transition Center

Where it all began! The Sanctuary and Transition center has cats and dogs in both caged and uncaged environments. Volunteers help us with socializing, holding, walking, and interacting with cats, kittens, and dogs. Cleaning activities such as litter box maintenance, mopping floors, cleaning yards and porches are also some of the volunteer needs. And if you have handyman skills we can always use some maintenance!


We accept applications from students 16 years or older, adults 18 and over, college students, retirees, and company service leaders for pre-arranged service days. An on-site orientation is conducted where we discuss your animal handling experience and goals. A minimum of 3 hours per week is required and a day/time will be determined during your first visit. Normal days of operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-6pm.

In Your Own Home

That’s right, you can be an angel to an abandoned pet right in your home. It’s called being a foster parent, and it is truly one of the most rewarding ways to save a life. You are the person that is with the pet everyday: feeding, socializing, and getting the pet ready for its forever home. The more foster homes we have, the more pets we can save. All you need is the space and the willingness to love an abandoned pet for a short period of time. Call us for more information at 714-878-1371 or email Get a head start on being a foster parent by filling out the application and agreement.

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