Mostly Mutts could not exist without our wonderful volunteers! We have so many ways that you get involved and make a difference. We are always looking for new volunteers to join Team Mutts! We consider ourselves an extended family who all have one thing in common, our passion for the animals! As a private, nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity and assistance of caring, dedicated, and hard-working volunteers in all of our programs. Our mission of rescuing the many unwanted, abandoned, injured and abused animals would be impossible without the continued support of our volunteers and community. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your interest in helping us care for our sweet mutts and kitties!

If you are seeking to fulfill community service hours for a pending or completed court case, please go to our Community Service (Court Ordered or Prior to Court) page.  All other types of community service, please continue with the process below.

To Become a Saturday Adoption Volunteer, You must:

  • Be a minimum of 15 years of age. If 15, a parent will need to come and work alongside you during your shift. Both parent and youth should put in separate applications. Those under 18, will require a signed liability release from a parent. For safety reasons, youth 14 and under are ineligible to volunteer at our Rescue & Adoption Center this includes if a parent is present. Please visit our Youth Opportunities under Get Involved for additional options.
  • Get your application in quickly. Space is limited. This opportunity allows for those who cannot make a long-term commitment but need hours for school/club or just want to help out. You do not need to attend an orientation for this opportunity
  • Complete an online application. Upon receipt, you will receive an email with additional information and instructions.
  • Know that you are making a commitment and are counted on by others volunteering, as well as our sweet animals, to arrive on time and complete any assignments/shifts that you have signed up to work.
  • Have the ability to follow instructions and work independently or in a group
  • Attend training sessions as required by Mostly Mutts
  • Treat animals in our care with kindness and concern for their welfare always having their safety and best interest in mind
  • Represent yourself and Mostly Mutts in a professional manner and treat potential adopters, visitors, staff, and other volunteers with respect
  • Pay a $20 non-refundable onboarding fee per volunteer. This includes a Mostly Mutts T-Shirt and paper name tags.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering

I’m under 18, can I volunteer?

If you are 15 years of age or older, you may volunteer at our Rescue & Adoption Center with a parent. Youth and parent should both put in an application and follow the process outlined above. For safety reasons, youth 14 and under are ineligible to volunteer at our Rescue & Adoption Center this includes if a parent is present. Please visit our Youth Opportunities under Get Involved for additional options.

Adoption Days

A lot goes into each successful offsite/onsite adoption day....and we need your help to make that happen.

Dogs and cats ready to be adopted into forever homes attend adoption events each Saturday at our Kennesaw Rescue & Adoption Center.

We need help with walking dogs, caring for kitties, cleaning up, and breakdown.

Community Service Hours

If you are seeking to fulfill community service hours for a pending or completed court case, please go to our Community Service (Court Ordered or Prior to Court) Page.

If you are seeking community service hours for school or other organization, please follow the steps above for becoming a Mostly Mutts volunteer? You will be in charge of any documentation, including tracking your volunteer hours on your own or Mostly Mutts provided time sheet. You must also sign in and out using our online system VicNet. If needed you may request that a Mostly Mutts staff member sign your time sheet each time you volunteer. If you will require other documentation of your volunteer hours including Mostly Mutts letterhead, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details.

I’m having problems with the volunteer application. How can I get help?

A common reason that an application fails to submit is if required fields are left blank. All items with a red asterisk must be completed.

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. If you don’t receive the email, that doesn’t necessarily mean your application wasn’t received. In most cases, if you don’t find the email in your regular inbox, it will be in your spam filter or junk mail folder because your email settings are not allowing email from Mostly Mutts

If you continue to have problems submitting your application or haven’t received an email with an invitation to our orientations within a few hours, please let us know by emailing Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I completed the online application, now what?

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email with additional information and instructions.

Why must I purchase a Mostly Mutts T-shirt and Name Tag?

We are very fortunate that a lot of people are interested in volunteering at Mostly Mutts. However, the actual number of volunteers who end up volunteering long-term is very small (approximately 10% after a year). This is typical for nonprofits, but it means that our volunteers spend a great deal of time and effort on training when they are needed in other areas. The purchase of a t-shirt and name tag means that consider yourself a member of the Mostly Mutts team and have made a small investment in that commitment. It’s also nice to get to know the names of fellow volunteers and to be easily spotted when we have visitors.

When and where are onsite adoption events?

• Every Saturday at the Kennesaw Rescue & Adoption Center (3238 Cherokee St)

Our Mission

The mission of Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. is to work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organization to reduce the number of animals entering into and being euthanized at local shelters.  Mostly Mutts provides housing, health care, training, physical and emotional care to adoptable animals, while we work toward finding them a loving home.  Mostly Mutts is also involved in the community with education and awareness programs.